Midi Onodera



Imaginations is an international journal hosted at the University of Alberta in Canada that publishes peer-reviewed articles in original languages as well as translations and commissioned artwork. For the inaugural issue, I was invited to be the guest artist. The online publication features an in-depth interview conducted by Dr. Sheena Wilson, Assistant Professor, University of […]

Aleatoria: Peggy Baker Dance Projects at Nuit Blanche

For the 2010 Nuit Blanche, Toronto’s all night art mosh (or at least that was the scene on Yonge St. at 3 am), Peggy Baker Dance Projects did it again over at Canada’s National Ballet School. This time, 12 dancers over 12 hours performed an ever-changing series of duets choreographed by Peggy Baker. Accompanied by […]

TUFF: Watch and Vote September 10-19

This year’s Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) runs from September 10 – 19. Broadcast daily, these 1 minute, urban-themed, silent shorts play on a network of 270 TTC subway platform screens in 50 subway stations across Toronto. Each year, at the same time as TIFF, TUFF screens the best films from hundreds of local and […]

Canadian Forces Artists Program

On Sept 12, Midi will be leaving for Afghanistan to take part in the Canadian Armed Forces Artists Program. During the first and second world wars and the Korean War, this program was made up of visual artists only. The program ended after the Korean War, but was revived in 2001. As it exists currently, […]

Article on "Tributaries" in The Bulletin

An article on the Tributaries: Reflections of Aiko Suzuki installation was featured in The Bulletin: a journal of Japanese Canadian community, history and culture. The article provides an insightful and provocative review of the installation and Aiko’s work as well as a poignant and memorable conversation between Midi Onodera and Chiyoko Szlavnics, Aiko’s daughter.

Tributaries: Reflections of Aiko Suzuki (2009) at Nikkei Place in Burnaby, BC

“Tributaries: Reflections of Aiko Suzuki” opens at the Japanese Canadian National Museum at Nikkei Place in Burnaby, BC on June 29, 2010. I worked in collaboration with noted writer Joy Kogawa, new music composer Ann Southam and visual artist Grace Channer to create three multimedia installations that pay tribute to Suzuki’s life and work. These […]

IMAA ON.Fire Conference – June 15-19, 2010, Toronto

ON.Fire Independent Media Arts Conference being held from June 15-19 at The Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, is the national media arts conference and festival of the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA).  The conference program includes visual art, screenings and critical discussions on contemporary media art and features over 40 cutting-edge, media artists. I will […]

Archive and Everyday Life Conference and Exhibition – May 1 – 15, 2010

The Archive and Everyday Life Conference being held from May 6 – 8 at McMaster University Campus examines how fields of archive intersect with everyday life. The conference program includes panel discussions, screenings, and visual art. A group exhibition at Hamilton Artists Inc. accompanies the conference. My year-long 2009 video project A Movie A Week […]

The 8 Fest – Jan. 29 – Jan 31, 2010 – Toronto

On Saturday Jan. 30 at 7:00 pm, the 8 Fest features a special program of super 8 films and soundtracks. Curated by Milada Kovacova, “Golden: the Polyphonic Aural Experience” showcases a random fusion of five filmmakers with 5 audio artists. According to the catalogue: “experimentation, audacity, and revolt will be essential elements of Golden. This […]

Streaming Festival 4th edition 20-30 November 2009

The Streaming Festival, based in the Netherlands,  is an international audio visual art and film event. This event takes place on the internet, where films are broadcasted full screen with high image quality. The Streaming Festival takes place once a year. Anyone with an internet connection can plug into a festival stream from any location, […]