DesignTO | January-March 2022
‘Shared Terrain’ is a group exhibition that fosters cultural exchange between the Nordic Region and Canada. This exhibition is structured around exchange and conversation between 10 creatives from distant locations who are collaborating with each other for the first time.
Artists and designers from Canada and the Nordic Region are paired in 5 groups, working together virtually from September to December to create new work for the exhibition. They are invited to be inspired by each other, exploring the connections between their practices with respect to their regional locations and cultural histories.
This exhibition features the work of Carissa Baktay (Canada and Iceland), Laura Millard (Canada), Teemu Salonen (Finland), Randi Samsonsen (Faroe Islands), Katarina Spik Skum (Sápmi, Sweden), Anie Toole (Canada), Lillian Tørlen (Norway), Wednesday Architecture (Denmark), Justine Woods (Aabitaawizininiwag, Canada), and Boris Yu (Canada).
‘Shared Terrain’ is curated by DesignTO, co-presented with Harbourfront Centre, and supported by Lemay, the Embassy of Norway, and Icelandair, the official transportation partner of Nordic Bridges. ‘Shared Terrain’ was made possible as part of Nordic Bridges 2022 in collaboration with Harbourfront Centre, Toronto. Thank you to our external jurors Akash Inbakumar and Melanie Egan.