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2019 University of Toronto MVS Studio Program Graduating Exhibition

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Works by:

Dana Prieto, Mehrnaz Rohbakhsh, Miles Rufelds and Sahar Te

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abstract orange and red line design on graph paper
animation still of a computer screen from Sahar Te

2019 University of Toronto MVS Studio Program Graduating Exhibition

April 17–May 18, 2019

University of Toronto Art Centre

The Art Museum at the University of Toronto is pleased to exhibit the graduating projects of the 2019 Master of Visual Studies graduate students Dana Prieto, Mehrnaz Rohbakhsh, Miles Rufelds and Sahar Te.

This exhibition is produced as part of the requirements for the MVS degree in Visual Studies at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto.

Dana Prieto is an Argentine artist and educator based in Toronto. Her work explores intimate and socio-political entanglements of mundane objects and rituals, manifesting through sculpture, installation, performance and writing. Prieto’s interdisciplinary practice inquires and invites to unsettle our ways of relating, thinking, making and consuming in the Anthropocene.

Mehrnaz Rohbakhsh is an interdisciplinary artist residing in Toronto, who focuses on drawing, sound, light and performance. Her practice follows the philosophy and poetry of science, namely through astronomy. She has exhibited her work in Canada, the US, Italy, and Japan.

Miles Rufelds is an artist and writer based in Toronto. Rufelds’ interdisciplinary work weaves historical research with fictional, speculative, or narrative structures. Often working backwards from contemporary political-economic anxieties, his projects probe the technocratic systems connecting industry, science, ecology, and aesthetics.

Sahar Te is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice mobilizes methods that open up alternative realities and confront convention. Exploring the role of past narrativization as it shapes the future, Te’s interventions range from language and semiotics, social dynamics and ethics, to media studies and oral histories. Te’s projects engage in socio-political and techno-political discourses to understand hegemony within different power structures.

Opening Reception

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 6-8pm
University of Toronto Art Centre

Additional Exhibition Resources

Press Release
Exhibition Documentation

Our Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge operating support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, with additional project support from The Valerie Jean Griffiths Student Exhibitions Fund in Memory of William, Elva and Elizabeth.

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