ma ma is a roving art space and curatorial collective i co-founded and co-direct with Heather Rigg. ma ma explores issues around performance, embodiment, technology, access, institutional critique, and how social infrastructures are built and navigated.
A Big Heritage With a Glorious Past
Eleana Antonaki and Marina Xenofontos
Critical Distance, Toronto, Opening Februay 1, 2020
In the Air
Steffani Jemison and Julia Phillips
ma ma, Oct 19 - Nov 12
Slay All Day: Tanya Lukin Linklater
ma ma, Sept 21 - Oct 15
Eleana Antonaki, Nomaduma Rosa Masilela, Sofia Mesa
ma ma, August 24 - Sept 17
Elizabeth M. Webb
ma ma, July 13 - August 20
more at www.mamaprojects.net
In collaboration with Laurie Kang and Virtual Care Lab (Los Angeles). Bread provides a series of prompts as starting points for gathering together in a way that embraces intimacy while holding space for discomfort after months of isolation.
Fast Forward: Speculative Institutions
ma ma | in residence at Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art
April 12 - June 28, 2021
an extended term of curatorial research through public events and engagements on speculation and imagination, and how institutional critique can be a catalyst for institutional change.
Fast Forward Part 1: Claire Bishop on Speculative Writing
Art historian Claire Bishop will discuss her writings A Speculative Review of #NewMoMA and MoMA Tour 2064, and reflect on speculation as a way of imagining ethical institutional practices.
Fast Forward Part 2: Chaédria LaBouvier on Art World Reckoning
Curator, art historian, writer and organizer Chaédria LaBouvier will contribute a triptych work: a short, written introduction, clips of an unfinished film project, and a talk. All works will focus on interrogating what’s been called an art-world reckoning, and the cost and site of this foundation.
Fast Forward Part 3: Speculative Writing Workshop
Heather Rigg and Magdalyn Asimakis (ma ma) will lead a workshop on speculative writing. This program will encourage participants to imagine the future through new forms of writing and critique. This will be a collective exercise for writers at all levels.
Decolonization Is Not A Metaphor: online reading group with Laurie Kang
July 1, 2020
Eleana Antonaki in Conversation with ma ma
in conjunction with the exhibition 'a big heritage with a glorious past'
critical distance centre for curators, 2020
ma ma x The Table
dinner and readings at The Table, Toronto, 2019
dog days reading group
ma ma, 2018
with Steffani Jemison, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Sofia Mesa, Camille Rojas, and Elizabeth M. Webb
ma ma, 2018
museum highlights: an institutional critique reading group and screening of Andrea Fraser's Museum Highlights
ma ma, 2018
“A Big Heritage with a Glorious Past” co-authored with Heather Rigg, published by Critical Distance Centre for Curators
“ma ma’s Diaspora Cook Book” co-authored with Heather Rigg, published by Art Metropole