Primary Exhibitions
Within museums and galleries, 13 major exhibitions address issues of identity through images from around the world.

  • Scott McFarland, Pavilion Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Jean Sibelius Square Park, June 10, 2012, Toronto, 2013 Primary Exhibition Snow, Shacks, Streets, Shrubs Scott McFarland Scott McFarland May 14–August 10 Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Gordon Parks, Husband and Wife on Sunday Morning, Fort Scott, Kansas, 1949 Primary Exhibition Portraits Gordon Parks Gordon Parks April 25–August 3 Black Artists’ Networks in Dialogue (BAND)
  • Rob Hornstra, The Beach, Adler, Sochi Region, 2011 Primary Exhibition The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus Rob Hornstra, Arnold van Bruggen Rob Hornstra, Arnold van Bruggen May 1–31 CONTACT Gallery
  • Rebecca Belmore, Ayum-ee-aawach Oomama-mowan: Speaking to Their Mother, 1991 Primary Exhibition KWE Rebecca Belmore Rebecca Belmore May 15–August 9 Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
  • Richard Harrington, A "Norseman" plane arrives in dim arctic light, Coppermine, NWT, 1949 Primary Exhibition Arctic Exposure: Photographs of Canada’s North May 3–June 1 McMichael Canadian Art Collection
  • Meryl McMaster, Wind Play, 2012 Primary Exhibition Material Self: Performing the Other Within David Favrod, Charles Fréger, Hendrik Kerstens... David Favrod, Charles Fréger, Hendrik Kerstens, Namsa Leuba, Meryl McMaster, Dominique Rey, Tomoko Sawada, Mary Sibande May 1–June 1 Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
  • Yasumasa Morimura, To My Little Sister/For Cindy Sherman, 1998 Primary Exhibition In Character:
    Self-Portrait of the Artist as Another
    Bill Burke, Sophie Calle, General Idea... Bill Burke, Sophie Calle, General Idea, Rafael Goldchain, Rodney Graham, Yasumasa Morimura, Shelley Niro, Cindy Sherman May 2–June 1 National Gallery of Canada at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
  • Steve Payne, Bay Roberts, from False Fronts, 2010 Primary Exhibition False Fronts Steve Payne Steve Payne May 8–July 26 Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Michael Awad, The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 2014 Primary Exhibition The Entire City Project: Royal Ontario Museum Michael Awad Michael Awad May 3–September 28 Royal Ontario Museum
  • Zanele Muholi, Zanele Muholi, Vredehoek, Cape Town, 2011 Primary Exhibition Faces and Phases Zanele Muholi Zanele Muholi May 1–June 1 Ryerson Image Centre
  • Stan Douglas, Kung-Fu Fighting, 1974 Primary Exhibition Scotiabank Photography Award Stan Douglas Stan Douglas May 1–June 1 Ryerson Image Centre
  • James Cooper, Johana Foamz, 2008 Primary Exhibition Pictures from Paradise: A Survey of Contemporary Caribbean Photography Ewan Atkinson, Marvin Bartley, Terry Boddie... Ewan Atkinson, Marvin Bartley, Terry Boddie, Holly Bynoe, James Cooper, Renee Cox, Gerard Gaskin, Abigail Hadeed, Gerard Hanson, Nadia Huggins, Marlon James, Roshini Kempadoo, O'Neil Lawrence, Ebony G. Patterson, Radcliffe Roye, Alex Smailes, Stacey Tyrell, Rodell Warner May 1–25 Shipping Containers behind the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Fan Xi, Up Front, 2012 Primary Exhibition Through The Body: Lens-Based Works by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists Lei Benben, Chun Hua Catherine Dong, Ye Funa... Lei Benben, Chun Hua Catherine Dong, Ye Funa, Jin Hua, Ladybird Theatre, Fang Lu, Ma Qiusha, Fan Xi, Li Xinmo, Chen Zhe April 29–June 28 University of Toronto Art Centre