Exhibitions

Nia Centre produces and presents yearly exhibitions and special events to connect community members with artistic and cultural experiences.

WE HAVE DONE ENOUGH

Artist: Anique Jordan
August 2020 – Present | Nia Centre for the Arts, 524 Oakwood Avenue

Nia Centre for the Arts presents ‘We Have Done Enough’ a 21 ft art installation designed by award-winning multidisciplinary artist Anique Jordan. This exhibit challenges the viewer to consider the significant work that Black people have put into explaining and fighting against racism. 

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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SUN

Curator: Safia Siad
Artists: Idil Djafer, Hameeda Mahmoud, jamilah malika abu-bakare, Alexander Robinson
February 25 – March 1, 2020 | #Hashtag Gallery, 830 Dundas St. W.

Featuring works by our 2020 Artists-in-Residence, this culminating group exhibition spans generations and disciplines, bridging themes and community.

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THE WAY SHE LOOKS: YOUTH SHOWCASE

Artists: Chanel Carter, Idil Dhafer, Kourtney Jackson, Fabio Tavares Manuel, Hermmela Tafesse, Warda Youssouf
November 20, 2019 | Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould St.

The Way She Looks: Youth Showcase is a presentation of portrait photography developed in response to the The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture exhibition.

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FROM THE GROUND UP

Curator: Emilie Croning
Artists: Solana Cain, Aaron Jones, Desmond Miller, Shantel Miller, Soko Negash, and James Yeboah
February 7-14, 2019 | OUR Gallery, 444 Dupont St. Unit 31

Featuring work from our 2019 Artists-in-Residence, From The Ground Up refers to building on a creative foundation which investigates what lies within us; who we are and our contribution to something greater than us, through art.

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SOUTH – NORTH GRIOTS SUMMIT

Artists: Performances By: Krystle Chance, Lola Bunz, Whitney French, Randell Adjei, Quentin Vercetty, David Delisca

May 28-30, 2015 | Lula Lounge

An international spoken word festival hosted by the Northern Griots Network in collaboration with Nia Centre for the Arts.

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