Midi Onodera


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 […]

Images Festival 2018

As part of the 2018 Images Festival, two of my videos will be screened in the Redacting Bodies program curated by Alexandra Gelis on April 19 at Innis Town Hall. The two videos, Down the Drain, and the coyotes must see the moon… are part of my 2017 online series, Lonely Videos.

Laboratory of Feminist Memory Bar

I will be speaking at the Laboratory of Feminist Memory Bar organized by the Studio for Media Activism and Critical Thought at Ryerson University on April 10. Presented at Glad Day Bookshop, I will be screening an excerpt of my 1985 film, 10 Cents a Dance. The evening will consist of activities, screenings, and readings […]

Governor General’s Awards

Each year the prestigious Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts are awarded to established creators and ground-breaking visionaries. Funded and administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, the $25,000 cash prize includes categories for artistic achievement in visual and media arts, fine craft and outstanding contribution. Nominated by my dear friend, and […]

Japanese Canadian Artists Directory

I’m pleased to be included in a new online directory of Japanese Canadian artists. The full site, along with my profile, can be found here.