Exhibition was a collaboration between The eQuality Project and The Ottawa Art Gallery.
Transcending Technology: Between Freedom and Surveillance showcased works by members of the OAG’s Youth Council in collaboration with the eQuality Project, a 7-year partnership initiative funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The project aimed to bring the voices of young people to bear on the creation of a networked environment where they can play, learn, communicate, and participate equally, free from surveillance and identity-based harassment.
The Art Exchange workshop, part of The eQuality Project, was designed to create a space where young artists could develop art-based responses to (in)equality issues in the networked environment, using art as a form of resistance. In 2022, The eQuality Project ran a series of Art Exchange workshops with members of the OAG Youth Council. The artworks arising from these workshops form the basis of this exhibition.1
1. Text provided by The Ottawa Art Gallery, and was edited for clarity.