The Collision Gallery has featured a number of artists and groups in the space. Scroll down for more details about past exhibitions the Collision Gallery has hosted.
Guided Distractions 2.0 (GD2.0) is an exhibition of student work from Daniels
Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design. It is a fourth year undergraduate
course led by Sessional Instructor Reza Nik. It was a course in which
experimental and critical thinking was applied to a specific site within Parkdale
with an emphasis on the existing community.
Project GUNK is named for "junk" and for "gomi" a Japanese word for "dust" and "garbage." This exhibition explores and exposes our wasteful material culture by giving attention to the forgotten or dismissed. The artists aim to develop an alternative to Toronto's current "continuum" within the landscape of the city.
The Akin X Collision Residency is a partnership with the Collision Gallery and Akin Collective. As part of a year long studio space rental, selected Akin artists will be immersed within a community of peers and the broader public, with potential opportunities for engagement with a huge number of daily passers by. Studio members were encouraged to develop and expand their individual practices while engaging with the public in new ways.
Myseum Intersections is an annual city-wide arts and culture festival that explores Toronto through intersectional perspectives. Myseum Intersections featured two exhibits in the Collision Gallery from April 2021 to June 2021.
Trading Floor was a combined effort by SHEEEP Studio and New Currency to create a space for artists to gather and share ideas and beliefs. Growth of community and culture can come from activating and programming spaces, serving as a nexus of concentrated resources for artists amidst a culture of old institutions and exclusivity.
Locating Self Care in Urban Centres continues the conversation started by Black and Indigenous curators and writers on care as methods of resistance and sovereignty. Artists Laura Grier and Susan Blight consider self-care as manifested through body, land, and community, extending into the gallery itself as a place of respite within the downtown core, a space often unwelcoming of Indigenous presence.