Tamara Gayer presented by the Critical Distance Centre for Curators



The Future Is…


Sep 15 - 25




Tamara Gayer is an artist transfixed by the city. Suspended between the impulses of an image maker and those of a builder she creates work that mutates from drawing to installation to video. Born in NYC, Tamara Gayer grew up in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv. She holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from Hunter College. Her work has been shown at Foxy Production, Exit Art, and Smack Mellon in NY, as well as in Canada (Wayhome, Typology) and internationally, and she is represented in the collections of institutions such as MoMA NY. Project curator Shani K Parsons has pursued a multidisciplinary practice ranging from artist’s books to exhibitions for venues including the American Museum of Natural History, MoMA, RISD, the Museum of Chinese in America NY, and Mixed Greens, a contemporary art gallery in Chelsea. Soon after moving to Toronto from New York, she founded TYPOLOGY, a not-for profit project space devoted to curatorial experimentation. Building on the past three years of successful programming, the space will relaunch this fall as Critical Distance, a dedicated centre for curators in Toronto and beyond.

About the Critical Distance Centre for Curators:
Critical Distance Centre for Curators (CDCC) is a not-for-profit initiative and space devoted to the support and advancement of curatorial practice and inquiry in Toronto, Canada, and beyond. Building on the foundation and program we've established over the past three years as TYPOLOGY, we will continue to provide opportunities and resources to curators and artists for the production of exhibitions, editions, and events within a critical framework. At the same time, we are adapting our model and mandate in response to the need, voiced to us by local and national curators, for a truly vital curatorial community—one that pursues, shares and supplies information, advocacy, opportunity, and resources for practitioners at all stages in their professional development. Through our relaunch as Critical Distance, we will embark on an open and inclusive process over the next several months and years to share information, explore ideas, establish key priorities, and develop new programs in support of diverse curatorial practices and perspectives. Anyone interested in participating, building, joining, and supporting a truly dedicated space and centre for curating is invited to get in touch and get involved.