OCAD University

OCAD University


Onsite [at] OCAD U 

Onsite [at] OCAD U, the university's professional gallery, features contemporary work by nationally and internationally significant artists and designers. It was established to promote, enhance and support the University's vision and mission, and reflect the widest expression of the University's activities. Like the University, the gallery is a public institution, and, as such, offers programs of interest to the public, the cultural community and the academic community. Onsite [at] OCADU features contemporary work by nationally and internationally significant artists and designers. Our mission is to draw from regional, national and international sources to create and host exhibitions, events and educational programs that inspire research as well as fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary design and art.

Posts from OCAD University

  • Mary Tremonte, Installation view from MFA thesis exhibition Camoutopia: Dazzle, Dance, Disrupt, 2014.

    Call for 2017 applications: MFA, MDES, MA programs

    OCAD University is Canada's oldest and biggest art and design university. We're a hub for digital media, art, design, research, innovation and creativity. We're located in downtown Toronto, North America's fourth largest[...]

    November 23, 2016

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    Call for applications: Master programs

    At OCAD University we offer graduate students a unique experience that is solidly rooted in our 139-year history of delivering uncompromising art and design education. Grounded in practice, theory, research and professio[...]

    February 22, 2016

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    Registration is open—Urban Ecologies Conference 2015

    Registration is open!  Get your tickets to be among the brightest minds in urban ecology.  Urban Ecologies 2015 will examine the strategies that will be necessary for our cities to move beyond sustainability to becomi[...]

    April 25, 2015

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    Seeking applications: Master in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories

    OCAD University is a place for makers and scholars; for research, experimentation and change. Our Graduate Studies programs offer advanced experiential learning—spanning the fields of art and design histories, criticis[...]

    March 7, 2015

  • Claire Fontaine, Untitled (Tennis Ball Sculpture), 2008. Thirty-two used tennis balls containing various concealed objects, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and galerie Neu, Berlin. Photo: Claire Fontaine.

    Getting Rid of Ourselves

    Getting Rid of Ourselves presents artists and artistic collaborations whose work in different ways obscures, delegates, withdraws or complicates the conventional signs of authorship and artistic subjectivity. Works in th[...]

    July 9, 2014

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    OCAD University call for applicants: Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

    OCAD University (OCAD U) is Canada's largest specialized university of art, media and design.  Located on a twelve-building campus in the heart of downtown Toronto, OCAD University offers a vibrant and stimulating work [...]

    January 7, 2013

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    Graduate Studies at OCAD University, Toronto

    OCAD University sits at the nexus of creativity, critical inquiry and cultural stewardship and offers a unique, transdisciplinary environment where graduate students pursue studio-based practice and scholarly investigati[...]

    November 28, 2012

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    OCAD University Graduate Program in Digital Futures

    "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." –Arthur C Clarke The Graduate Program in Digital Futures responds to the increasingly important and sophisticated role of digital technology as [...]

    October 30, 2012

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    OCAD University’s Master of Fine Arts in Criticism & Curatorial Practice

    The Master of Fine Arts in Criticism & Curatorial Practice combines history, theory and criticism with professional curatorial practice to explore and experiment with the breadth and depth of contemporary art, medi[...]

    November 22, 2011

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    OCAD University’s Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design

    The Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media & Design (IAMD) challenges students to investigate, research, and produce creative works that combine art, design, and interdisciplinary academic study to create new,[...]

    November 10, 2011

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    MA Program in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories at OCAD University

    MA Program in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories The MA program in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories prepares students to investigate the breadth and complexity of today's crea[...]

    October 21, 2011

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    Ontario College of Art & Design seeks new Dean

    The Ontario College of Art & Design, one of Canada's foremost institutions for advanced education in art and design, invites applications for the position of Dean, to take office July 2008. OCAD is Canada'[...]

    October 5, 2007