Dates: September 9 – November 1, 2019
For its inaugural residency, the Toronto Biennial of Art proudly presented Life of a Craphead, a collective whose work spans performance art, film, and curation.
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.
The 2019 iteration of the Toronto Biennial of Art Residency program was made possible with the generous support of the TD Bank Group through its corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment.
Image Credit: Life of a Craphead, 2018. Photo: Yuula Benivolski
Ireland Park Foundation
3 Eireann Quay
September 9 – November 1
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.
Learn more about Life of a Craphead’s practice by listening to episode 9 of the Toronto Biennial of Art Podcast “Short Format”, available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.