Within museums and galleries, 13 major exhibitions address issues of identity through images from around the world.
- Primary Exhibition Snow, Shacks, Streets, Shrubs Scott McFarland Scott McFarland May 14–August 10 Art Gallery of Ontario
- Primary Exhibition Portraits Gordon Parks Gordon Parks April 25–August 3 Black Artists’ Networks in Dialogue (BAND)
- 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
- Primary Exhibition KWE Rebecca Belmore Rebecca Belmore May 15–August 9 Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
- Primary Exhibition Arctic Exposure: Photographs of Canada’s North May 3–June 1 McMichael Canadian Art Collection
- 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
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
- Primary Exhibition False Fronts Steve Payne Steve Payne May 8–July 26 Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art
- Primary Exhibition The Entire City Project: Royal Ontario Museum Michael Awad Michael Awad May 3–September 28 Royal Ontario Museum
- Primary Exhibition Faces and Phases Zanele Muholi Zanele Muholi May 1–June 1 Ryerson Image Centre
- Primary Exhibition Scotiabank Photography Award Stan Douglas Stan Douglas May 1–June 1 Ryerson Image Centre
- 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
- 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
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