Midi Onodera


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.

My Archive at University of Toronto, Media Commons

I’m excited to announce that the University of Toronto, Media Commons Media Archive has acquired my entire career archives. Over 30 boxes of production stills, tapes, development documents, letters, scripts, and other ephemera from the last twenty-five years of my career as a moving image artist are now located in the University of Toronto library. […]

Arts Intersection Meetup Presentation

The video of my Arts Intersection Meetup presentation from earlier this year can be found here. These Meetups are a chance for artists, moving image experimenters, gamers, and technologists to connect and celebrate innovations in their respective fields.

Deirdre Logue – Images Festival Canadian Artist Spotlight

My friend and fellow artist Deirdre Logue was honoured with the Canadian Artist Spotlight at this year’s Images Festival in Toronto. As part of the Spotlight, myself and seven other artists – Rita McKeough, Steve Reinke, Eleanor King, Adrienne Crossman, Serena Lee, Cait McKinney, and Erika DeFreitas – created new video works and live performances […]

Lonely Videos on AkimboTV

My 2017 series, Lonely Videos is being featured on AkimboTV’s Projects Channel. For the third consecutive year, AkimboTV is showcasing my annual Vidoodles series. This year the project is focused on “Lonely Videos” – YouTube videos with a low viewer count. Each month,I’ll find and re-make a video or videos with fewer than 20 views […]

CFMDC + AGO Present Toronto Films from 1971-1989

To compliment Wanda Nanibush’s exhibition Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries (1971-1989), the CFMDC has programmed some films that reflect Toronto during this period. My 1981 film, The Bird That Chirped on Bathurst will be screened along with gems from that era. The first program will be on March 12th at Jackman Hall at the Art Gallery […]

Upcoming Screening of The Displaced View

I’m looking forward to introducing and seeing my film The Displaced View which was produced in 1988. The Displaced View traces a personal search for identity and pride, within the unique and suppressed history of the Japanese in Canada. Through an examination of the emotional and cultural links between the women of one family, the […]