Art Gallery of York University
8 ACE (Accolade East Building)
4700 Keele Street,
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
- The Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) is one of Canada’s leading public, university-affiliated contemporary art galleries.
- The award-winning gallery program consists of local, national, and international artists working at the forefront of contemporary art, publishing, and curatorial practices today. AGYU believes that a contemporary art gallery should serve an aesthetic and social function, that it must be fluid and flexible and transform itself through a reciprocal engagement with artists and communities, including students at York.
- Known for commissioning works in all media—including dance, film, performance, social practice, and multi-media works—AGYU provides students with opportunities to collaborate with artists in the production of professional works that are shown at AGYU and internationally.
- AGYU provides various opportunities for students to gain significant “real life” professional experience that can be applied to many creative sectors.
- Through AGYU, students participate as artists’ assistants, designers, co-creators, researchers, filmmakers, and protagonists in AGYU commissions.
- AGYU’s residency program brings artists from around the world to contribute to the interdisciplinary research at York and students of all disciplines—from Health to Science; Environmental Studies to Social Work and computational arts; and many more—collaborate on research-driven projects within their Faculties/Departments, obtaining credits toward their course work.
- Each year, AGYU works with student groups on campus to design and produce YorkU’s annual Pride parade float and on-campus activities. AGYU is a strong supporter of student-led initiatives on campus.
- Through AGYU’s collection, students have opportunities to conduct primary art historical and curatorial research, learn how to handle and install artworks, and stay up-to-date with current trends in collections management.