April 17, 3pm
Public Presentation: Images Research Forum
Gallery TPW — 170 St. Helens Ave
This event is FREE
Established in 2015, Images Research Forum is an educational initiative that takes place during the 32nd edition of Images Festival. Understanding the need to support the creation and dissemination of critical thinking and dialogue, Images Festival has invited a cohort of artists, writers, researchers, curators and thinkers to collectively engage with contemporary moving image culture within the context of the festival's program with mentorship from leading international curators, artists, and researchers in the field.
The Forum’s guest seminars will be hosted by the exhibitions 4 Waters: Deep Implicancy at Gallery TPW and Touching From A Distance II: Transmediations in the Digital Age at the Goethe-Institut Toronto. The Forum will conclude in a public presentation at Gallery TPW where participants will share their collective conversations and burgeoning research with the public.
The Images Research Forum is led by curator and writer Ekrem Serdar.
Ekrem Serdar is the curator at Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center (2015–present), where he is responsible for the organization’s exhibitions, public programming, and artist residencies. Previously, he was a programmer with Experimental Response Cinema (Austin, TX) which he co-founded. He is the recipient of a Curatorial Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (2017). He is an advisory member of Experimental Response Cinema, and the FOL Cinema Society (Istanbul). His writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Millennium Film Journal, 5harfliler, among other publications. He completed his BA in Critical Studies, and his MFA in Media Arts Production at the Department of Media Study at SUNY Buffalo. He is from Ankara, Turkey.
Co-presented with Gallery TPW and the Goethe-Institut Toronto. Additional support by Scarborough Pictures and ViaRail.