The Toronto Biennial of Art Residency is an experimental platform for artists whose socially engaged practices challenge disciplinary and aesthetic conventions in order to expand notions of community and enact social change. For its inaugural residency, the Biennial is proud to present the collective Life of a Craphead, whose work spans performance art, film, and curation.
For public events related to this residency, please visit torontobiennial.org/about-programs.
Accessibility: Ireland Park Foundation (IPF) site is a heritage site and does not currently have wheelchair accessible washrooms. IPF is working towards creating an accessible venue in the future.
Image Credit: “Life of a Craphead,” 2018. Photo: Yuula Benivolski
Life of a Craphead is the collaboration of Amy Lam (born in Hong Kong, China; lives in Toronto, ON, Canada)and Jon McCurley (born and lives in Toronto, ON, Canada). Their work spans performance art, film, and curation, full of humour as a form of empathy towards often troubling histories and present circumstances. Their most recent exhibition, Entertaining Every Second (2019),is centred on a research project about the American war in Vietnam. Other projects include King Edward VII Statue Floating Down the Don River (2017), where they dumped a life-size replica of a colonial statue into a Toronto river on a weekly basis for a month.