Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

2014: Identity

Photography is a vital means of communicating the distinguishing characteristics of people, and demonstrating both the objective and subjective reality of objects and sites. The construction of identity is deeply connected to the taking and viewing of photographs, now more than ever within our hypermediated culture. Regardless of the processes employed in their production, photographic images convey genuine external traits, conditions of sameness, and situational differences. They influence human behaviour and the ways in which we adapt within and respond to the world around us.

CONTACT’s 2014 thematic programming highlights the relationship between identity and photography by focusing on images that explore individual and collective attributes. The Festival’s Primary Exhibitions and Public Installations include photo-based works by Canadian and international artists, both emerging and established, that address issues of character, nationality, migration, race, class, gender, feminism, masculinity, and sexuality. While some artists create scenes that represent intimate aspects of themselves and their subjects, others take a documentary approach to describe shared concerns and provoke questions. Each of them emphasizes the power of photographs to influence a physical and psychological identification with people, places, and things, while acknowledging the complex and mutable character of their subjects. Through a variety of practices, the artists and their photographs assert their own idiosyncratic identity and elicit an emotional association that is both outwardly influential and internally processed by viewers.

Bonnie Rubenstein
Artistic Director

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2014 Primary Exhibition
  AGO
2014 Primary Exhibition
  BAND Gallery
2014 Primary Exhibition
  Art Museum
2014 Primary Exhibition
  The McMichael
2014 Primary Exhibition
  Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
2014 Primary Exhibition
  The National Gallery of Canada at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
2014 Primary Exhibition
  Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art
2014 Primary Exhibition
  Royal Ontario Museum
2014 Primary Exhibition
  Ryerson Image Centre
2014 Primary Exhibition
  Ryerson Image Centre
2014
  Shipping Containers behind the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
2014 Primary Exhibition
  University of Toronto Art Centre
2014 Public Installation
  Billboards along Dundas St W and Across Canada
2014 Public Installation
  Billboards at Spadina Ave and Front St W, NE corner
2014 Public Installation
  Brookfield Place
2014 Public Installation
  Metro Hall
2014 Public Installation
  Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, courtyard
2014 Public Installation
  Queen's Park Subway Station
2014 Public Installation
  Ryerson Image Centre
2014 Public Installation
  Toronto Pearson International Airport, Terminal 1
2014 Public Installation
  Toronto Reference Library
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Alliance Française Gallery
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Arsenal Contemporary Toronto
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Art Gallery of Mississauga
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Art Gallery of Mississauga
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Bau-Xi Gallery
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Birch Contemporary
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Campbell House Museum
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Corkin Gallery
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Daniel Faria Gallery
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Evergreen Brickworks - Kilns
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Gallery 44
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Gallery 44
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Gallery TPW
2014 Featured Exhibition
  gallerywest
2014 Featured Exhibition
  General Hardware Contemporary
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Harbourfront Centre
2014 Featured Exhibition
  IX Gallery
2014 Featured Exhibition
  I.M.A. Gallery
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Jessica Bradley Gallery
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Katzman Contemporary
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Koffler Gallery
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Le Labo at Collège Boréal
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Lonsdale Gallery
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Nicholas Metivier Gallery
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Nikola Rukaj Gallery
2014 Featured Exhibition
  OCADU Student Gallery
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Olga Korper Gallery
2014 Featured Exhibition
  O'Born Contemporary
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain @ Centre Space
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Stephen Bulger Gallery
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Gladstone Hotel
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Gladstone Hotel
2014 Featured Exhibition
  TIFF Bell Lightbox
2014 Featured Exhibition
  Toronto Image Works Gallery
2014 Featured Exhibition
  UTAC Art Lounge
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  2186 Dundas
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  2186 Dundas
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Akasha Art Projects
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Alison Milne Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Analogue Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Archive
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Arneau Blax
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Arta Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Artisans At Work
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Artscape Gibraltar Point
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Artscape Youngplace
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Artworld Fine Art Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Artworld Fine Art Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Art Square Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  A Museum Of My Own
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Barreworks
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Bay Adelaide Centre
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Beit Zatoun
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Berenson Fine Art
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Café Nikoletta
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Café Pamenar
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Casa Loma
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Charlotte Hale & Associates
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Parkdale Village - Common Sort
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Corkin Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Creative Village Studios
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Creative Village Studios
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  David Crombie Park
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Daniels Spectrum
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Developing Tank - Photography School
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Dimensions Custom Framing & Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Elaine Fleck Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  ella+elliot
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  El Almacen
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  First Canadian Place
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  First Canadian Place
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Food & Liquor
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Formocha
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Full of Beans
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Galleria 814
2014 Open Call Exhibition
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Gallery 133
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Gallery 223A
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Gallery House
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Goodfellas Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Graven Feather
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Grenadier Road Studio
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Harbord Coinwash
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Harry Rosen
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Hart House, University of Toronto
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Haworth Toronto Showroom
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  HGB Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Hilditch Architect
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Hotel Ocho
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  IDO Art Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  IDO Art Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Industrial Storm
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Inglenook School
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Japan Foundation, Toronto
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Jet Fuel
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Jimmy's Coffee
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Joint: Hair Salon
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Julie M. Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  June Records
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Katya Shkolnik Studio
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  KUMF Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  La Boheme
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Leesa Berry Haircutting
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Leslie Jones
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Le Papillon on Front
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Littlefish
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Loop Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Luc Sculpture & Studios
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Macdonell Photography
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Mark Christopher Gallery at Gallery 1313
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Miles Nadal JCC
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  MJG Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Moniker Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Montgomery's Inn
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Neubacher Shor Contemporary
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  OCAD University
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Odon Wagner Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Continuing Studies Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Paul Hahn & Co.
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Paul Petro Contemporary Art
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Pizzeria Defina
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Project Gallery Toronto
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Project Gallery Toronto
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Project Gallery Toronto
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  PROOF Studio Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Queen Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Queen West Antique Centre
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Rosedale Diner
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  RSquared Café
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Rustic Cosmo Café
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Ryerson University School of Image Arts
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Shangri-La Hotel
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Sonic Boom
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Spazio Dell'Arte Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Spoke Club
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Steam Whistle Brewing Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Studio Cabral
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  TAC Art Space
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  ARTiculations | Earl Selkirk Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  The Black Canary Espresso Bar
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  The Brockton Haunt
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  The Burroughes
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Queen St West - Cabinet Salon
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Story Arts Centre
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Junction - Agora Café
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Junction - Axis Gallery & Grill
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Junction - Vesuvio's Pizzeria and Spaghetti House
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  The Junction - Café Cranberries
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  The Junction - Cool Hand Of A Girl Café
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Junction - Coolearth Architecture Inc.
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Junction - Cut the Cheese
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  The Junction - DUKE Presentation Centre
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  The Junction - Formula Canada Cleaning Supplies
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Junction - Kingsway Chiropractic
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Junction - Latitude 44
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  The Junction - Locomotive
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  The Junction - Natureal
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Junction - Opticianado
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Junction - Pandemonium
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Junction - Phillipa C. Photography
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  The Junction - The Beet Organic Restaurant
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  The Junction - The Hair Lounge
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Junction - West Toronto Paint
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  The Parkdale Drink
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  The Public Butter
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Queen St West - Queen Mother Cafe
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Queen St West - The Rex Hotel
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Queen St West - The Rivoli
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  The Rivoli Pool Hall
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  The Well of Alternative Medicine
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  This Little Piggy
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Thor Espresso Bar
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Todmorden Mills Art Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Toronto Pearson International Airport, Terminal 1
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Skylight Gallery, Toronto Public Library
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Trinity Bellwoods BIA
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Twist Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  VERSO Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Vistek Mississauga
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Vistek
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Yorkminster Park Gallery
2014 Open Call Exhibition
  Zeidler Partnership Architects
2014 contact-gallery
  CONTACT Gallery
2014 contact-gallery
  CONTACT Gallery
2014 Artist Talk
  AGO
2014 Artist Talk
  Art Gallery of Mississauga
2014 Artist Talk
  Circuit Gallery @ Prefix ICA
2014 Artist Talk
  CONTACT Gallery
2014 Artist Talk
  Gallery TPW
2014 lecture
  Hart House, University of Toronto
2014 Artist Talk
  Art Museum
2014 Artist Talk
2014 Artist Talk
  Lonsdale Gallery
2014 Artist Talk
  Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
2014 Artist Talk
  Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
2014 Artist Talk
  O'Born Contemporary
2014 Artist Talk
  Queen's Park Subway Station
2014 Artist Talk
  Ryerson Image Centre
2014 Artist Talk
  Ryerson University - LIB-72
2014 Artist Talk
  Stephen Bulger Gallery
2014 lecture
  St Paul's Bloor St, Cody Hall
2014 lecture
  St Paul's Bloor St, Cody Hall
2014 lecture
  St Paul's Bloor St, Cody Hall
2014 lecture
  St Paul's Bloor St, Cody Hall
2014 lecture
  The Drake Hotel
2014 lecture
  Gladstone Hotel
2014 Launch
  Art Gallery of Mississauga
2014 Launch
  Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
2014 Launch
  Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art
2014 screening
  Hot Docs Cinema
2014 screening
  TIFF Bell Lightbox
2014 Workshop
  Art Gallery of Mississauga
2014 Workshop
  Campbell House Museum
2014 Workshop
  Story Arts Centre
2014 Workshop
  Gallery 44
2014 Workshop
  Gallery 44
2014 Workshop
  Gallery 44
2014 Workshop
  Vistek
2014 Workshop
  Vistek
2014 Workshop
  Vistek
2014 Tour
  Art Gallery of Mississauga
2014 Tour
  Campbell House Museum
2014 Tour
  The McMichael
2014 Tour
  Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
2014 Event
  Campbell House Museum
2014 Event
  Campbell House Museum
2014 Event
  Art Museum
2014 Event
  The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
2014 Event
  Gladstone Hotel
2014 Event
  Gladstone Hotel
2014 Event
  Gladstone Hotel
2014 Event
  Toronto Reference Library
2014 Event
  University of Toronto Art Centre
2014 Event
  UTAC Art Lounge