Effections: We need to talk.

Immony Men is an artist, educator, and community-based researcher. He is an assistant professor in the Digital Futures program at OCAD University and the co-director of the Public Visualization Lab. He has completed an MFA in Visual Arts at the University of Windsor. He has also completed an MA in Communications and New Media at McMaster 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. Men’s practice take the form of interactive installations, interdisciplinary performances, social artworks, and community-based research projects. He also shares a social art practice with his collaborator Maegan Broadhurst. Collaborative artworks include Shadows!, Cite, Chthulucene, Everything in Place, Can you hear the city whispering?, Last Night at the Chestnut, Home on Gerrard Street, From the Mouth of the River and Our City Centre Skatepark. Solo exhibitions include Taking Care of Business (National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec, Khyber ICA, Artspace, Grunt Gallery, Gallery 44, Gallery 101), Effections: “We need to Talk” (Videographe, Connexion Gallery, Beaverbrooke, Harcourt House, Arnica, A Space, and Centre3), and  Khnhom mok muoy kaun techtuoch.

Email: immonymen@gmail.com


Selected Publications, Interviews and Reviews
Mar. 2012 Akimbo Art+Tech “Immony Men takes care of business aGallery 44″
Jan. 2012 Metro Media “Making art out of the 9-to5 grind”
Nov. 2011 Toronto Star “Unusual Uses for Post-it Notes”
July. 2011 Globe and Mail “10 000 Post-its add up”
July. 2011 International Herald Tribune “Post-it: A sticky affair”
July. 2011 Vancouver Sun “Immony Men toils away on obsessive 9-to5 shift”
July. 2011 Global National News “Unique Artist: Immony Men”
July. 2011 Shaw TV “Effections: “We need to talk.” with Immony Men”
Jan. 2011 Telejournal Acadie “Taking Care of Business” with Immony Men
Jan. 2011 CBC – Radio “Taking Care of Business” with Immony Men
Oct. 2010 Telejournal “Last night at the Chestnut.” with Immony Men
Aug. 2010 CBC- Television “Can you hear the city whispering?” with Immony Men and Maegan Broadhurst
Feb. 2010 One Magazine – Rollerblading Magazine Immony Men: Artist Profile
Jan. 2008 Canadian Art Magazine Weekly Feature: Immony Men in Halifax
Jan. 2008 Akimbo Online Halifax: Taking Care of Business Jan. 2007 CBC – Radio “Taking Care of Business” with Immony Men

Grants and Achievements
2019: UOIT & OCAD Partnership: Digital Human Experience Technopoetics
2018: SSHRC Insight Development Community­-based visualization in Skatepark Planning
2018: Toronto Community Projects Grant Ontario Skatepark Development Guide
2018: Graduate Teaching Award. OCAD University
2017: Gradlinks Program­. OCAD University
2017:  Exhibition Assistance. Shadows!. Partner in Art
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 Post­it Video Contest