Midi Onodera


TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS | playtime | inside my head

September 4 to October 10, 2020 I am thrilled to announce my exhibition, TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS on now at Centre 3 in Hamilton. This is a two part show – in gallery and online. The show is curated by the amazing artist Lesley Loksi Chan There will be an artist talk on […]

OTHER PLACES: Reflections of Media Arts in Canada Book Launch

MANO-RAMO (The Media Arts Network of Ontario/Réseau des arts médiatiques de l’Ontario) is please to invite the general public to the launch of OTHER PLACES Reflections of Media Arts in Canada, edited by Deanna Bowen. In order to celebrate the publication of the book, MANO-RAMO is organizing a series of screenings, talks and opportunities to […]

Speculating on Fictions / Dreaming in Colour: a programme of work + artist talk by Midi Onodera in partnership with Vtape

REEL ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL REEL IDEAS: Conference Friday November 8, 2019, 5pm Bashir Yerex Presentation Space 401 Richmond St. W. Toronto Concluding a jam-packed day of panels, discussions and screening, I will be giving an Artist Talk and screening with Lulu Wei. Midi Onodera is an artist, a filmmaker, an innovator, and an inveterate experimenter. […]

Grief Without Fantasy screenings

Thrilled to invite all to 2 screenings of my video, “Grief Without Fantasy” (2012). This is visualization of the poem by the same name by Ronna Bloom. Screening at FLY BY NIGHT OUTDOOR SCREENING AND SOUND PERFORMANCES Sat., July 6, 2019, 7:00 pm (Rain date: Sat., July 20, 2019) Lee Lifeson Art Park 223 Gladys […]

2018 Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts

I am very pleased to announce that I was selected as one of five finalists for the 2018 Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. My fellow finalists were Klyde Broox, Dan Commanda, Naoko Matsubara and Paulette Phillips. The winner was Philip Akin. Thanks to Lesley Loksi Chan for the nomination.

Home Was Never Like This

My early film, Home Was Never Like This is featured on the digital distribution platform, VUCAVU. Nightmares of Dreams – Trajectories Towards a City, is guest curated by Rhayne Vermette, an artist and film programmer for WNDX. This program explores the dichotomy between urban and rural geographies though the work of four Canadian short films. […]

Her Spaces and Places

My early film, The Bird That Chirped On Bathurst Street is featured on the digital distribution platform called VUCAVU. Her Spaces and Places is guest curated by Holly Cunningham of Near North Mobile Media Lab. This program includes five works that explore the relationship between gender, the body landscape and physical space. The film can […]

#GGARTS at The National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery is showcasing this year’s Governor General’s Award Winners (In Visual and Media Arts). I have the honor of being one of the eight laureates of this prestigious the award. The exhibition runs from until Sunday, August 5, 2018. Drop by to see and support the work and celebrate Canadian artistic excellence. Details […]

TIFF Wavelengths: I have no memory of my direction with Midi Onodera

On Tuesday June 26 my film, I have no memory of my direction, will be screened in the Wavelengths program at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theater at 8:45pm. This film will be accompanied by a selection of short video works. The screening is Free. Tickets can be booked here. “I have no memory of my direction” is a […]

Under New Management: Video Rental Store

I am pleased to announce that my work is included in “Under New Management: Video Rental Store”. This creative project by independent curators, Suzanne Carte and Su-Ying Lee displays artists’ videos in the manner of a video store in which customers can use a currency of their choice or nothing at all in exchange for […]