Midi Onodera



  The Elastic Spaces SSHRC Connection funded project, Thinking Allowed, brings together a network of artists, curators, scientists, students and community members coming with expertise from different branches of knowledge – artistic, scientific and Indigenous – to address urgent issues around social justice and the environment. Using both new and traditional practices, this group of […]

Screening: Image Forum, Tokyo Japan May 19

Excited to announce a solo screening of a selection of my films at Tokyo’s Image Forum on May 19, 2023. Doors open at 6:30pm (18:30). I will also be presenting a lecture, “My Queer Eye: A personal history of lesbian, gay and trans filmmaking in Canada”. Image Forum 3F “Terayama Shuji” 2-10-2 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku Tel: […]

69. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

Thrilled to have two films included in the Distributors’ Screening from VTape and CFMDC at the 69th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany.  The distributors’ screenings are out-of-competition screenings where “12 international distributors of artist and avant-garde films present selections from their current catalogues”. Screening will be Friday 28 April 2023; 19:45. Thank you to […]

Soliloquy Soliloquy 12 hr event December 12

I am thrilled to be a part of this year’s presentation of you and I are water earth fire air of life and death programmed by Christof Migone. The third in a series of  twelve annual events taking place on December 12 from noon to midnight EST (9-9 PST, 11-11 CST, 17-05 GMT, 18-06 CET, CST […]

In Visible Colours Remediated 2022

Friday, September 23, 2022 to Saturday, September 24, 2022 Originally held in Vancouver from November 15th-19th, 1989, the ground-breaking event, In Visible Colours: An International Women of Colour and Third World Women Film/Video Festival and Symposium was co-founded by Zainub Verjee and Lorraine Chan in partnership with Women in Focus and National Film Board. With over 100 […]

NAJC GEI : Art Symposium

Japanese Canadian artists and Japanese Artists living in Canada NAJC GEI : Art Symposium Sept 16-18, 2022 The first national multi-day symposium of Japanese Canadian artists and Japanese artists living in Canada will take place in Greater Victoria September 16-18, 2022. Marking the 80th anniversary of the Japanese Internment, the 2022 symposium will be a […]

If this is the party I want, you may not be part of it

If this is the party I want, you may not be part of it Jennifer Chan, Fang Di, Will Kwan, Alvin Luong, Midi Onodera, Rah, Karen Tam Curated by Henry Heng Lu August 27, – October 29, 2022 Opening Reception: Saturday, August 27 from 2:00-4:00pm in Hamilton Artists Inc.’s ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard (155 James St. […]

PREMIERE: C’est à qui, ce ville? at the 8Fest

PREMIERE: “C’est à qui, ce ville?” at the 8Fest. Online/On-demand for free. August 5 – 11 My new super 8 film, “C’est à qui, ce ville?” will be premiering online during the 8Fest, small gage film festival. This film is a response to the 1984 film, “Ville, Quelle Ville?” This original super 8 film documented […]


I am pleased to announce that my new series, Soliloquy, Soliloquy is premiering in the group show, INFINITE DISTANCE. This series of 12 videos is a site-specific interpretation of the 2018 series, Soliloquy Originally this group exhibition was scheduled for 2020 during the first Covid-19 lockdown and has been revamped for online consumption. All the […]

The 14th the8fest OUT OF PLACE: Spotlight on the Super 8 Films of Midi Onodera

9:00 pm Friday July 9 The 14th the8fest OUT OF PLACE: Spotlight on the Super 8 Films of Midi Onodera Curated by Milada Kovacova 8:00 pm Sunday July 11 Midi Onodera in Conversation with Milada Kovacova For online screening information: http://the8fest.com/ OUT OF PLACE’s mission is to bring to the foreground the small-gauge work by […]