Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art

http://www.prefix.ca

Founded in 1999, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is a registered charitable organization based in Toronto, Canada that fosters the appreciation and understanding of contemporary photographic, media and digital arts.

Through exhibitions, publications and related activities, Prefix presents the work of contemporary Canadian artists and critically examines the issues that affect the dissemination of contemporary art. Additionally, the organization presents the work of significant international artists who are under-represented in Canada, and it partners in touring the work of Canadian artists internationally. Prefix presents an array of public programming initiatives, including its annual international lecture series, the Urban Field Speakers Series, as well as symposia, film/video screenings and related events.

Prefix is supported by its members and patrons, and by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council through the City of Toronto.

Posts from Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art

  • Mishka Henner, Cedar Point Oil Field, Harris County, Texas. From the series "The Fields," 2013, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Bruce Silverstein Gallery (New York).

    Prefix Photo 31 and Beaux Gestes

    Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the release of the 31st issue of Prefix Photo magazine. On the subject of natural resources, editor Jayne Wilkinson writes: "Throughout this issue, the term 'na[...]

    April 28, 2015

  • Regina Silveira, Atractor, 2011. Installation with mirrored vinyl on façade. Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Photo: Fabio Del Re. Courtesy the artist.

    Urban Field Speakers Series 2015

    Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present the tenth-anniversary season of the Urban Field Speakers Series. Co-programmed by Janine Marchessault and Scott McLeod and presented by Prefix ICA in association[...]

    January 13, 2015

  • Cover artists: Blake Fitzpatrick & Vid Ingelevics

    Prefix Photo 30

    Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the release of the 30th issue of Prefix Photo magazine. On the subject of object lessons, founding director Scott McLeod writes: "So thoroughly have viewers bee[...]

    November 18, 2014

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    Prefix ICA presents Prefix Photo 29 and False Fronts

    Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the release of the twenty-ninth issue of Prefix Photo magazine. On the subject of improbable architecture, editor Scott McLeod writes: "Photography has the vers[...]

    May 6, 2014

  • Prefix ICA presents Urban Field Speakers Series 2014

    Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present the ninth season of the Urban Field Speakers Series. Co-programmed by Janine Marchessault and Scott McLeod and presented by Prefix ICA in association with the Vi[...]

    January 21, 2014

  • Prefix ICA presents Prefix Photo 28

    Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the release of the 28th issue of Prefix Photo magazine. On the subject of monuments, editor Scott McLeod writes: "A consideration of monuments and photography b[...]

    November 19, 2013

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    Prefix ICA presents Urban Field Speakers Series 2013

    Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present the eighth season of the Urban Field Speakers Series, co-programmed by Janine Marchessault and Scott McLeod and presented by Prefix ICA in association with the V[...]

    January 16, 2013

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    Prefix ICA presents Prefix Photo 26

    Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the release of the twenty-sixth issue of Prefix Photo magazine. On the subject of displacement, editor Scott McLeod writes: "In the modern era, mass migration e[...]

    November 20, 2012