Brendan Fernandes’s Art Toronto Selections

Art Toronto
Nov 30, 2020 8:37PM

BrendanFernandes, Photo By Kevin Penczak.

Art Toronto has always been an important event in Canada, bringing together a diverse group of galleries and showcasing artists working from many unique perspectives. This year—faced with a global pandemic and unprecedented social uprisings around the world—artists have been challenged to think ever more critically about our roles and agency. My selection comes from an intersection of queer, POC and indigenous artists, each piece is a launch pad to ask questions, share new perspectives and invite conversation. In our current, precarious moment in history, the ability of artworks to build social consciousness is all the more vital in challenging the social and political systems that have brought about this precarity. For me, these artists express a powerful hope that solidarity can be fostered and together we can build a better world.

Brendan Fernandes (b. 1979, Nairobi, Kenya) is an internationally recognized Canadian artist working at the intersection of dance and visual arts, he is represented by moniquemeloche, Chicago.

Nick Cave
Soundsuit, 2011
Evelyn Aimis Fine Art
Mark Clintberg
This will never be over (Pink, charcoal, cream variant), 2020
Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
Robert Mapplethorpe
Lisa Lyon, 1982
Olga Korper Gallery
Nadia Myre
Untitled (Tobacco Barrel), 2018
Art Mûr
Gigaemi Kukwits
Barry Allikas
Les Fleurs du Mal, 2005
McBride Contemporain
Brendan Tang
Manga Ormolu 2.1d, 2019
Gallery Jones
Esmaa Mohamoud
Faith in the Seeds 1, 2020
Georgia Scherman Projects
Laurent Craste
Iconocraste au bat VI, 2016
Galerie 3
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