NOTICE: Exhibition Postponed due to COVID-19. Date TBD.

MERAKI Project

by: MERAKI Project

Meraki Project is based on showing natural workplaces, colourful landscapes, and Colombian people. Many of the subjects are working men and women who are of a low socioeconomic level but, at the same time, rich in wisdom, internal power, and the ability to get ahead in a country with such high socio-cultural problems. Our concept highlights the unrecognized side of Colombia and shows that it has a thriving and unique culture.

About MERAKI Project
Meraki is a creative tandem founded by Paula Marin and Felipe Noriega, Colombian photographers, Toronto-based since 2016 due to the Colombian armed conflict. The project is a call to transform the social stigma that Colombians have due to drug dealers and the armed conflict. Part of the solution proposed by the artists is to reveal new faces through documentary images in which the camera becomes an instrument to connect with these inhabitants.
Date: TBD
Exhibition Opening: TBD
Place: North York Centre
Price: Free  

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Julián Carvajal (he/him) is a Toronto-based award-winner creator & producer of experiences. This Queer Latinx Colombian Canadian Arts Manager/Producer has over 21 years of experience managing, curating and delivering arts festivals and cultural events. He is the Event Producer of the largest PanAmerican Food and Music Festival in Canada, Mentor in Residence at the Neighbourhood Arts Network while working at North York Arts, StreetARToronto and producing "In My Element(s) Symposia" for ArtWorkxTO.

Julián has collaborated with organizations and artists from 5 continents on multiple artistic projects. He has mentored over 400 self-identified artists for the past 10 years. He is passionate about building meaningful relationships; helping others to navigate the art sector in the city while collaborating with others to co-create an anti-oppressive and more diverse and inclusive vision of the art sector in Tkaronto.

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