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Opening Reception: Kosisochukwu Nnebe — Guillermo Trejo | Expositions / Exhibitions
January 16 - February 23
AXENÉO7, 80 rue Hanson, Gatineau QC
Price: Free admission / Free parking / Cash bar

Respective exhibitions by Kosisochukwu Nnebe (Ottawa) and Guillermo Trejo (Ottawa)

Wednesday, January 16 from 7* to 11PM
Opening reception

► Catering by Chloé Berlanga
► Music by DJ Rodrigo Medrano

* The opening reception of the two exhibitions is preceded by opening of Re: Working Together by Emmanuelle Léonard and Émilie Monnet, curated by Heather Anderson and Marie-Hélène Leblanc, at the Galerie UQO — 101, Saint-Jean-Bosco Street, Gatineau.

Kosisochukwu Nnebe
I want you to know that I am hiding something from you / since what I might be is uncontainable

Kosisochukwu Nnebe is a Nigerian-Canadian visual artist. Using phenomenology (the study of experience) as a methodology, her practice aims to engage viewers on issues of race, gender and power in ways that make them aware of their own complicity through interactive and installation-based pieces. Her work has been exhibited at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Places des Arts, Station 16 and Z Art Space in Montreal, Studio Sixty Six in Ottawa, the NIA Centre in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Guelph, and the Mohr Gallery in Mountain View, California. She has given presentations on her artistic practice and research at universities across Quebec, including Laval, McGill and Concordia, and has facilitated youth workshops at the Ottawa Art Gallery and Redwood City High School in California. She is currently based in Ottawa.

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Guillermo Trejo
How Thick is a Border?

Guillermo Trejo is a Mexican Artist based in Ottawa. He completed his BFA at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving in Mexico City with a specialization in printmaking and moved to Canada in 2007. The experience of immigration and distance has shaped Trejo's work. Since moving to Ottawa, he has earned an MFA from the University of Ottawa and has been an active member of the artistic community. He has exhibited at the Ottawa Art Gallery, Galerie Saw Gallery, and other artist-run centers across the country.

In 2014, he participated in the Québec City Biennial and was shortlisted for the Ottawa RBC Emerging Artist Prize. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at Creative Fusion (Cleveland), and the International Symposium on Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul. In 2014, Guillermo also received the Young Artist FONCA (Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Mexico) grant for Mexican Artists and a production grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. In addition, Trejo has worked as a research consultant for the National Gallery of Canada. He also teaches at the Ottawa School of Art (OSA) and directs OSA Editions, a project that invites local artists to create limited edition prints at the OSA print studio.