Immony Mèn is an artist, educator, and community-based researcher. He is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Design at OCAD University. As an artist, he has exhibited nationally and internationally and has been awarded municipal, provincial, and federal arts council grants to support his work. His research focuses on developing a theoretical framework for understanding (specifically Khmer/Cambodian) diasporic experience through media praxis, critical race theory, and various forms of community engagement. Men’s practice takes the form of research-creation projects such as interactive installations, interdisciplinary performances, social artworks, and participatory community projects. Works include Receipts, Post-Colonial Hot Ones, Traversal Residency, Passing through the Heart, Shadows!, Cite, Chthulucene, Powers of Kin, Everything in Place, and Taking Care of Business.

e-mail: Immony Men

Solo Exhibitions
2020: “Passing through the Heart” (with Patricio Davila) Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo ON
2015: “Koas Kjol” Centre3, Hamilton ON
2012: “Effections: ‘We need to talk.’” A Space, Toronto ON
2012: “Effections: ‘We need to talk.’” Arnica, Kamloops BC
2012: “Taking Care of Business” Gallery 44, Toronto ON
2012: “Taking Care of Business.” Gallery 101, Ottawa ON
2011: “Effections: “We need to talk.” Harcourt House, Edmonton AB
2011: “Taking Care of Business.” Grunt Gallery, Vancouver BC
2011: “Taking Care of Business.” Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton NB
2010: “Last Night at the Chestnut.” Connexion Gallery, Fredericton NB
2010: “Can you hear the city whispering?” AceArt Inc., Winnipeg MB
2009: “Effections: ‘We need to talk.’” Videographe, Montreal QC
2009: “Effections: ‘We need to talk.’” Connexion Gallery, Fredericton NB
2008: “Taking Care of Business.” Artspace Artist Run Center, Peterborough ON
2008: “Taking Care of Business.” 809 Gallery, Calgary AB
2008: “Taking Care of Business.” Khyber Center of the Arts, Halifax NS
2007: “Taking Care of Business.” Eastern Edge, St. John’s NFLD
2006: “Taking Care of Business.” Warren G. Flowers Gallery, Montreal Quebec

Group Show
2020: Receipts. Public Video Installation. Bentway. Toronto, ON
2020: Nuit Live. Online Archive Activation. Nuit Blanche. Toronto, ON
2018: Cite Festival. Skateable Art Installation. Bentway. Toronto, ON
2018: Cite Installation. Skateable Art Installation. Small Arms Society. Mississauga, ON
2017: “Shadows” Bentway Conservatory, Toronto ON2017: “Everything in Place” Reel Asian Film Festival, Toronto ON
2017: “The Living Room” Family Camera, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto ON
2016: “in/Future” Art Spin – Ontario Place, Toronto ON
2015: “Chthulucene” Nuit Blanche – OCADU, Toronto ON
2013: “Protocols” Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Quebec QC
2013: “Roots and Branches.” Art Gallery of Mississauga, Toronto ON
2012: “Genius Loci” Contemporary artists re-imagine and respond to iconic visual art depictions of the Canadian Landscape. Art Gallery of Mississauga, Toronto ON
2010: “I Get More Frightened When I See How Scared You Are” MFA Graduate Exhibition
Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor ON
2009: “Broken Telephone” MFA Graduate Exhibition Artcite, Windsor ON

Grants and Achievements
2021: CFI JELF Using hybrid images to address the impact of shadow pandemics
2021: SSHRC IDG Ancestral New Futures
2021: SSHRC IDG Re-imagining Diasporic Experience through Digital Storytelling
2020: SSHRC Connections Pivot Dismantling/Reassembling
2020: SSHRC Partnership Engage with the Images Festival: Vice-Versa Residency
2020: Toronto Arts Council Year of Public Art with the Toronto Skateboard Committee
2020: CFI JELF Digital Non-Fiction Research Cluster
2019: SSHRC Partnership Engage with Trinity Square Video: Traversal Residency
2019: Borden, Ladner & Gervais Faculty Equity Award. OCAD University
2018: SSHRC Insight Development Community-based visualization in Skatepark Planning
2018: Toronto Community Projects Grant
2018: Graduate Teaching Award. OCAD University
2017: Gradlinks Program- OCAD University
2017: Partner in Art Exhibition Assistance. Shadows!
2016 Internal Seed Grant Program with Emma Westecott – OCAD University
2016 Project Grants for Visual Artists- Canada Council
2016 Visual Artists: Emerging – Ontario Arts Council
2015 Skate MakerSpace – Mississauga Community Foundation Grant
2015 Exhibition Assistance – Ontario Art Council
2014 Best exhibition in museum, university galleries or foundation – Gala des Arts Visuels
2014 Visual and Media Arts Grant – Toronto Arts Council
2012 Exhibition Assistance – Ontario Art Council
2011 Visual Arts Travel Grant – Conseil des Arts et des Letters du Quebec
2011 Visual Arts Travel Grant – Conseil des Arts et des Letters du Quebec
2009 Vivacite Montreal – Conseil des Arts et des Letters du Quebec
2009 Third Place National Winner – 3M Post-it Video Contest
2008 Fine Arts Travel Grant – Concordia University
2007 Fine Arts Travel Grant – Concordia University