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Above: Jeff Thomas, Bert General, Six Nations of the Grand River, pigment print on archival paper, 34 x 26 inches (detail); Nafiseh Emadmostofi, Do it Yourself Coffins I, 2016, oil on canvas, 37 x 40 inches (detail); Luong Thai Lu, Binh and Hon at the Eaton Centre, posing in front of Michael Snow's Flight Stop (1979). Toronto, Ontario. Dye coupler print, June 1980, (detail) Courtesy of the Lu-Thai family.


June 29 – August 27, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 29, 6 – 9 pm

The AGM is delighted to present two new exhibitions for summer, along with the continuation of The Family Camera: Missing Chapters on view until August 27, 2017. Please join us in celebration at the opening reception on Thursday, June 29, 6–9 PM. Artists will be in attendance.

GET ON THE FREE BUS TO THE AGM! The bus departs from The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street W, Toronto) at 6 pm. The bus leaves the AGM at 8:30 pm for return trip to Toronto. To reserve your seat, RSVP with Eventbrite!

Jeff Thomas | A Necessary Fiction: My Conversation with George Hunter and Edward S. Curtis
JUNE 29 – AUGUST 27, 2017
Curated by Laura Carusi, Curatorial and Collections Coordinator, AGM

Artist talk by Jeff Thomas: Thursday, June 29, 7pm

A Necessary Fiction extends Jeff Thomas’s engagement with image-makers who have used Indigenous people as the subjects of their work, interrogating the relevance of such work in light of today’s self-determination movement. Employing the work of both George Hunter and Edward S. Curtis as a catalyst, Thomas presents an alternative to the hegemonic and static narratives they both construct and reinforce.

Thomas explores the role such archival images have played in the quest to define his place in the world, and aims to reshape the space of the gallery and the collections held therein into a locus for reimagining both the representation and lived experience of Indigenous peoples.

Nafiseh Emadmostofi | Burning Desire | XIT-RM
JUNE 29 – AUGUST 27, 2017

Artist Talk: Nafiseh Emadmostofi, Thursday, June 29, 7 PM (following Jeff Thomas artist talk)

Nafiseh Emadmostofi’s bold figural paintings offer up representative and allegorical examinations of ideological conflict, and the power of art to inspire protest, incite censure, and yet also speak to a collective (and contested) desire to envision a better world.

Emadmostofi’s work was selected from a call to graduating students from the University of Toronto, Mississauga and Sheridan College’s Art and Art History Program.

Please check for the latest information on events and programming.
The XIT-RM is a project space showcasing emerging artists in the Mississauga, GTA and 905 regions.

The Family Camera | Missing Chapters

One Exhibition. Two Locations.

Art Gallery of Mississauga: May 4 - August 27, 2017
Royal Ontario Museum: May 6 - October 29, 2017

Discover the connections between family, photography, and migration with The Family Camera, organized by The Royal Ontario Museum and co-presented with the Art Gallery of Mississauga. This exhibition explores how family photos shape our sense of self, family, community, and nation. Exclusively at AGM, Missing Chapters considers family photos that are lost, destroyed, abandoned or never taken, featuring an installation by artist Dinh Q. Lê.

Tour and Talk with Guest Curator Deepali Dewan: Sunday June 17, 1 pm
Please check the AGM website for the latest information on events and programming.

To learn more about The Family Camera Network project, please visit

The Family Camera is presented by the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Mississauga, and is being held at both institutions with the support of The Family Camera Network. It is curated by a curatorial team led by Deepali Dewan, Senior Curator at the Royal Ontario Museum, and includes Thy Phu, Julie Crooks, Sarah Bassnett, Jennifer Orpana, Sarah Parsons, and Silvia Forni.

The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) is a public, not-for-profit, art gallery located in the Mississauga Civic Centre, right on Celebration Square and across from Square One Shopping Centre. The AGM is generously supported by the City of Mississauga, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, private citizens and its members.


The AGM provides platforms for exhibitions, collections and experimentation in contemporary culture with a recent focus on artists and cultural producers from Indigenous, newcomer and youth communities. Through a broad range of educational programs, artist projects and other forms of critical dialogue, the AGM seeks to transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries, foster community, and provide spaces where alternative modes of thought are supported and activated in tangible ways. The AGM is proud to admit people free of charge, serve communities, and provide positive visual art experiences for all visitors.

The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) would like to acknowledge and give thanks to the land on which we work. The AGM has the privilege of operating in the territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and traditional homeland of the Wendat, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee nations. We are thankful to the many First Nations, Inuit, Métis and global Indigenous peoples who call this region home.

The AGM is committed to recognizing and incorporating diverse Indigenous perspectives within exhibitions and programming, and highlighting the numerous Indigenous artists who have contributed to this gallery. The AGM is dedicated to providing a platform for contemporary Indigenous art and curatorial practices, and hosts events and programs that reflect various cultural topics and identities.

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