Published Jul 31, 2019

Announcing the 2019 IA Current Co-Curators

InterAccess is pleased to announce the selection of co-curators Sophia Oppel and Philip Leonard Ocampo for the 2019 IA Current program. Together, Oppel and Ocampo will program an exhibition to take place in InterAccess's gallery in November-December 2019.


Sophia Oppel is an artist and researcher born and based in Tkaronto/Toronto. Oppel’s work addresses the insidious positions of embedded power in networked infrastructures, and its manifestations in embodied experience. Oppel received her BFA from OCAD University and is currently a co-director of Bunker 2 Gallery, a Curatorial Project Assistant at Gallery 44, and a Master of Visual Studies candidate at the University of Toronto. Oppel has exhibited locally and internationally.

Philip Leonard Ocampo is a queer Filipino artist and arts facilitator based in Tkaronto (Toronto), Canada. His practice primarily involves sculpture, installation, and public programming. Ocampo is interested in the unknown, and through this curiosity, seeks to access aspects of existence that are phenomenal, invisible, intangible, or inhuman in nature. He holds a BFA from OCAD University (2018) and is currently a Programming Coordinator at Xpace Cultural Centre.


The InterAccess Current (IA Current) program supports the professional development of emerging curators and artists interested in new media and electronic practices. Each year, InterAccess selects an emerging curator, who works closely with InterAccess staff to conceptualize and execute an exhibition of works by emerging artists. “Current” refers to the now, of course, but it is also an energetic charge that causes light, heat and all manner of electronic life; an apt metaphor for emergent creative practices within the ever-expanding field of new media. 


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