Midi Onodera


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 […]

Arts Intersection Meetup

I am excited to announce that I will be presenting at an Arts Intersection Meetup with Jeremy Bailey on January 17th from 6:30pm-9:30pm. These Meetups are designed to celebrate and connect artists, innovators, gamers, and technologists who are experimenting with the moving image in the digital age. More information about fellow guest presenter Jeremy Bailey […]

Reel Asian 20th Anniversary Video

Lesley Loksi Chan and I made a short video to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Reel Asian International Film Festival. I’m pleased to announce that the video will be preceding a screening of Ann Marie Fleming’s feature, Window Horses on Wednesday November 16, 2016 at 8:30 pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2. You […]

TUFF September 10 – 18

It’s fall again and that means it’s time for the Toronto Urban Film Festival, this year celebrating its 10th anniversary. Once again I am honoured by having one of my short videos in this year’s subway festival. humble beginnings 2 will be screened as part of the TUFF TEN program which will be showcased on […]

Under New Management: Video Store Alternative Payment

Since 2013, DVDs of my work have been included in an innovative project by independent curators Suzanne Carte and Su-Ying Lee. ‘Under New Management: Video Store’ is an exhibition that takes the form of a video rental store that carries artists’ video and trades in alternative currency. ‘Customers’ can pay however they wish, be it […]