September 12, 2016 - February 12, 2017

Celebrates queer experiences that emerge from transactional creative exchanges.

Elisha Lim’s illustrations reveal a pronounced sense of identity culled through personal moments of shared experience.

Kama La Mackerel irreverently challenges public space in an exuberant and affirmative performance.

Oli Rodriguez takes to the internet to connect with a lost parent’s lovers and Coco Guzman and Elisha Lim’s Los Sentidos offers a video portrait of love in the digital age.

Morgan Sea’s photo journal of a return home capitalizes on the Internet’s photographic mutability, and her humorous zines deliver an intimate experience at the hands of her playful drawings and text.

Ottawa residents will recognize the increasingly familiar painting style of Kalkidan Assefa as the show unfolds in the visual embrace of this unswerving ally.

The artists in TRANSACTIONS define, refine, redefine and exult themselves today for the (a)genders of tomorrow, linking communities and challenging ideas of authenticity, allyship, belonging and being.

Curated by

Cara Tierney

Artists in the exhibition

Elisha Lim, Kama La Mackerel, Coco Guzman, Elisha Lim, Morgan Sea, Kalkidan Assefa and Oli Rodriguez