22 Mar

CAFKA@The Walper Hotel 2019 Artists' Reception

Join us for a reception with the artists of CAFKA @ The Walper 2019 on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7 PM.

CAFKA @ The Walper 2019 is an exhibition featuring six contemporary artists whose practices are based in Southern Ontario. Works by Vessna Perunovich, Shaheer Zazai, Jordyn Stewart and Amy Lockhart will be on view from March 1 through April 2019 in the public spaces of the hotel. From March 22 through March 25 two rooms in the hotel will be given over to installations by Audrey D'...

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03 May

Guillermo Gómez-Peña

An evening with Guillermo Gómez-Peña with cameos by Pocha Nostra members Saula Garcia Lopez and Balitronica      Combining spoken word poetry, activist theory, radical storytelling and language experimentation, Gómez-Peña offers critical and humorous commentary about the art world, academia, new technologies, the culture of war and violence in the US, organized crime in Mexico, gender and race politics, and the latest wave of complications surrounding gentrification in the “creative city...

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Every two years CAFKA - Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area produces an exhibition of contemporary visual art projects in the public spaces of the Waterloo Region. Since 2001 contemporary artists from across Canada, the United States and overseas have exhibited next to some of the best local artists in the Waterloo Region. Each edition of the CAFKA biennial takes on an over-arching theme, reflecting aesthetic and conceptual issues addressed by artists in their projects. By having artists from across Canada and around the world participate, common themes and issues are explored from diverse social and cultural perspectives . . .

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CAFKA.16: Mary Ma under Wind Water Wave

CAFKA.16: Mary Ma

Mary Ma's Wind Water Wave is a 50 foot long polyester fabric that cascades from the ceiling. This fabric is blown by high powered fans, causing a continuous series of waves that ripple to the ground...

  • Featured Artist: Annie Dunning

    Guelph-based mixed-media and performance artist Annie Dunning negotiates ideas of space, urban wildlife, and her ecological place through the study of the world's oldest domesticated bird: the pigeon...
  • LÈCHE VITRINE: Mélika Hashemi

    Mélika Hashemi is a Canadian artist working primarily in photography, sculpture, and installation. Her work is informed by her understanding of a culture she has only experienced in hyphenated ways....
  • CAFKA.18: Don Russell

    For CAFKA.18 Cambridge artist Don Russell built Stone, Clay, Fire: Making a Circle in Springbank Community Gardens at the rare Charitable Research Reserve in Cambridge, Ontario. He began by digging a...
  • Big Ideas in Art and Culture: Susan Blight

    CAFKA.18 artist Susan Blight spoke about her work on Thursday, June 28, 2018 as part of the Big Ideas in Art and Culture lecture series at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.

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