César Damián exhibition opens at Oxygen Art Centre
Please join us on Friday, September 2nd from 7-9 p.m. to launch the exhibition “Traces” by Mexican artist César Damián.
Damián is a visual artist who uses photography as a departure point for the creation of experimental installations. He is also an editor and cultural promoter with a specific interest in public art projects and community engagement.
Damián has spent the month of august as Oxygen Art Centre’s artist in residence working on a project he calls “Traces”, as part of the project he is interviewing and taking portraits of interested locals in the creation of a metaphorical Time Capsule. With this project the artist aims to generate a reflection of who we are as a society.
César Damián is currently living and working in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico. He is the founder of FRONDA, a non-profit organization whose mandate is to promote artistic discipline in rural and urban spaces with an interest in cross-cultural and disciplinary exchanges between Mexico and Canada. He has studied art and technology both in Mexico and the United States as well as participated in numerous cultural exchanges in such diverse places as England and Argentina.
He has received prizes and fellowships for his work including those granted by the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA). He received honorable mention in the 6th Photojournalism Biennial Mexico 2005 and was selected for the Calgary-Banff Photography Festival 2007 in Canada.
The exhibition will run from September 3rd to October 1st. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5 p.m. On October 3rd the centre will host a Culture Days event with a closing reception and talk by artist and curator Maggie Shirley at 4 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.