Migrants Welcome | Migrantes São Bem-Vindos Exhibition

Underscore Projects

1468 Dundas St W, M6J 1Y6

Toronto, ON

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Digital & new media

Migrants Welcome is an exhortation to think about our personal ancestry as a keeper of the history, identity, and collective memory, in relation to migrations and territorial ownership. Through video performances, engravings and photographic work, Gabriel Chaile (Argentina) and Paulo Nazareth (Brazil) recover the essence that was denied to Indigenous and Africans migrants in the emerging of Latin America. In the video performance, Black Ink on my hair: Stride, Gabriel Chaile engages with the viewer by using his own body to highlight the concept of territory. The artist tells us: “One day I decided to draw. I wanted to leave a trace in the place where I lived and which I felt a part of. I covered my hair with ink and went for a walk. I used my head to think, my body to inhabit and my hands to draw. I always think that there is no other territory that one knows better than one's own body” Paulo Nazareth’s Notebooks from Africa / News that already exists in the world are engravings that reinterpret newspaper images to reflect on both recent immigration and forced, enslaved migration from Africa to Argentina. His video performances Walk through a rich neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Malvenido and News from America [artistic performance registry] incorporates gestures and actions to highlight tensions of class and social justice. His work is currently participating in the 34th Sao Paulo Biennial. Curators: Claudia Lala & Gabriela Jurevicius Wednesday-Saturday, 5pm-8pm. Visits outside of these times can be arranged by appointment only.

Wed 06 Oct
5:00 PM →
Sun 24 Oct
→ 8:00 PM

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This event is free.

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Underscore Projects

Underscore Projects is a shared studio space and art gallery dedicated to artists and creatives. Our mission is to support artists and promote collaboration of individuals from all backgrounds and mediums, providing an inspiring environment as well as valuable programs. We aim to enhance our community’s experiences by creating opportunities to learn, discuss and showcase artworks. Our building on 1468 Dundas St. West houses art studios, a gallery and an artist-in-residence unit.


1468 Dundas St W, M6J 1Y6

Toronto, ON

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Carolina Ladeira



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