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Resistance & Respiration

How do contemporary disabled artists breathe? How is breathing an athletic act, a dyad of push-pull, a feat of endurance, a political horizon? This exhibition aims to imagine breathing, and breathlessness, as a productive cause for giddiness, a sensation for whirling, and a tendency for staggering.

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Location: Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)With Admission

Cathy Daley: Gestures

Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art presents Gestures, a solo exhibition of work created by acclaimed Canadian figurative artist, Cathy Daley, marking the two-year anniversary of her passing. The exhibition showcases iconic images of billowing black dresses, tutus, and high-heels. Check it out!

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Location: Newzones Gallery (730 11 Ave. SW)Free

SpEATchless

The Alberta Society of Artists presents the exhibition SpEATchless featuring the work of Alberta artist Kimberly Jones. SpEATchlessis combines diorama and miniature artistry with food themes to create surreal scenes and vignettes to provoke introspection about scale and size as well as our relationship with food and waste.  

Through this window is a home

In an assemblage of images, colours and scents, Harvey Nichol and Michaela Bridgemohan examine the Peacock Chair as a source of conceptual inspiration. “Through this window is a home” takes notice of the ways in which colonialism shrouds non-European cultures as mythic and/or non-existent.  

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Location: TRUCK Contemporary Art (2009 10 Ave. SW)Free

Pilot Astronauts

Between the 1970s and 1990s, the term astronaut families referred to family arrangements in Asia where the fathers remained in their home country to work while the mothers migrated to the west. Pilot Astronauts by Raeann Kit-Yee Cheung celebrates the early astronaut mothers, their strength, and their humanity.

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Location: TRUCK Contemporary Art (2009 10th Ave. SW)Free

Anton Ginzburg: Surface

Anton Ginzburg: Surface is a reflection on the use of technology as it relates to cultural labour, data aesthetics and machine learning. The three bodies of work deliberate on surfaces that range from the architectural to the digital screen and beyond, and are relevant to conversations around AI.

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Location: Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)With Admission

Shibboleth

In Shibboleth, Pedro Barbáchano reframes the collections of institutional museums in order to question the absence of nonconformist bodies and histories within them. Through his use of sculpture and photographic mediation, Barbáchano imagines how communities that have been historically persecuted can emerge and maintain their voices.

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Location: The New Gallery (208 Centre St. S)Free

Patrick Dunford: Branch Lines

Norberg Hall is delighted to present Branch Lines, a new exhibition of paintings by Canadian artist Patrick Dunford. Through landscape painting the Winnipeg-born artist investigates human influences on the land and the industries that greatly alter it.

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Location: Norberg Hall (Suite #333b, 36 Ave. SE)Free

Peter Moller: New Works

Join cSPACE Marda Loop to experience the latest creations by artist, Peter Moller. New works include paintings, drawings, sculpture-installation and a selection of digital illustrations from the Egg Press archive. Be sure to check it out!

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Location: cSpace Marda Loop (1721 29 Ave. SW)Free
Detail of ‘Decomposition’ 2024, Solana Ayida Morante, acrylic on canvas.

Process: Presence and Resurgence

This multidisciplinary group exhibition that bolsters the visibility of artists from Two Spirit, transgender, and non-binary communities. With the rise of transphobic rhetoric, Process: Presence, and Resurgence gestures to the need for unabashed, meaningful support for trans artists in contemporary art.

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Location: Stride Gallery (1006 Macleod Tr. S)Free
Colourful embroidery spelling out PDD Fiber Art Collective Show

PDD Fiber Art Collective Show

The show is a collaborative group exhibition that combines the work of the embroidery and rug hooking programs run within Prospect’s Persons with Development Disabilities (PDD) services. This body of work represents the spirit of collective fiber skill building and making brought together by two amazing groups of artists.

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Location: Studio C (Prospect) (235, 1721 29 Ave. SW)Free
Pac man image made out of cans

CANstruction 

Experience the incredible fusion of creativity, compassion, and community at CANstruction Calgary, hosted. This unique event brings together teams of talented engineers, designers, architects, and builders to compete in designing and constructing extraordinary structures made entirely out of non-perishable food items.

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Location: Southcentre Mall (100 Anderson Rd. SE)Free

Hope and Love for Humanity

Join Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation for the exhibition Hope and Love for Humanity’. Experience a display of beautiful sculptures that inspire hope and love for humanity. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and greet with artist Fadi Alkhouri and to be a part of something truly special!  

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Location: Calgary Central Library (800 3 St. SE)Free
Promo image for Nonsuch

Nonsuch

Nonsuch by Morgan Melenka employs commercially printed materials — mesh banners and Formica — to discuss the logic of North American built environments, history and imagined histories. Check it out at Leighton Art Centre! Exhibition Reception on April 13, 2024, 1 – 4pm.

Lucia Hierro: Corotos y Ajuares

Corotos y Ajuares brings together a series of soft sculptures and a site-specific mural that focus on everyday items like disposable takeout containers, a paper menu, and a pair of aprons, reflecting Hierro’s experiences as an artist within the Dominican diaspora in Manhattan and the Bronx.

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Location: Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9 Ave SE)Free

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