Now Open: Greater Toronto Art 2024, March 22–July 28.

Kamias Triennial, 3rd Kamias Triennial – performance and reading by Fabiola Carranza, 2020. Courtesy of the artists. Photo credit by MM Yu. 

Kamias Triennial

Greater Toronto Art 2024

Kamias Triennial (KT) is an itinerant and collectively curated event with roots in Asia and Canada. It was founded in 2014 and the first three iterations (in 2014, 2017, and 2020) took place in Manila, Philippines. KT positions itself within a globalized art world through sustained relationships, its intimate scale, and intersectional conversations. It presents exhibitions, events, public dialogues, and relationship-building activities, contributing to contemporary art discourses through timely programming that embraces, critiques, and expands upon both eastern and western approaches to art production. Patrick Cruz is an artist and assistant professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough who explores the intersections of folk spirituality, diasporic aesthetics, cultural hybridity, and decolonization in his work. Su-Ying Lee is an independent curator who has also worked in institutions. Karie Liao is a community-driven art curator and assistant curator at the Blackwood Gallery; she engages public space to collectively address contemporary issues, integrating a range of experiences, from curating artist’s books to overseeing large-scale art installations, into her practice.

For GTA24, Kamias Triennial is curating a screening of short films that will take place at Paradise Cinema. The programme forms part of the GTA24 live programme as well as Kamias Triennial, which will take place from July 4 to 31, 2024 across various locations in Toronto.

GTA24 Screening

Kamias Triennial, Sasalubong/Will Meet
Saturday, July 13, 2024 | 2:00 pm | Cost: $15
10% off to Enthusiast, Catalyst and Sustaining Members | Location: Paradise Theatre

The 4th Kamias Triennial (KT4) takes up the multiplicities of long-distance concepts and practices, examining how they shape and reshape connections among individuals and their environments. Central to its exploration is a hospitality framework, encompassing both radical and everyday manifestations, as a potential means to resist oppressive systems and foster understanding across non-linear time systems and perceived geographical boundaries. The screening program, Sasalubong (Tagalog for “will meet,” or “will welcome”), projects a future-oriented and hopeful perspective. KT4’s thematic thread involves identity formation, evident in the short video and film works.

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