Emily DiCarlo performance


Our curatorial practice, much like our art practice, stems from our interest in collaboration, sociology, technology, exploration and the practical applications of art to everyday life.




Sculpting New Reads is the fourth annual contemporary art program of The Word On The Street Toronto — Canada’s largest book and magazine festival. Held on the grounds of the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, this exhibition brings together Canadian artists

Sun, Sept 24, 2017
Presented by Word On The Street Toronto | Curated by Labspace Studio

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Main Squared Festival

Main Squared is a 9-day arts & community festival that will activate and explore the public square at the corner of Main Street and Danforth Avenue in Toronto from August 26 – September 3, 2017. Drawing inspiration and insight from

Aug 26 – Sept 3, 2017
Produced by East End Arts | Curated by Labspace Studio



We are very excited to be remounting this special exhibition at the Toronto Reference library. If you missed it at The Word On The Street festival this past September, be sure to pop into the library to view these four

Jan 28 - Apr 22, 2017
Toronto Reference Library | Curated by Labspace Studio


Sculpting New Reads 2016

Sculpting New Reads is the third annual contemporary art program of The Word On The Street Toronto –  Canada’s largest book and magazine festival. Held on the grounds of the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, this exhibition brings together Canadian artists

September 25, 2016
Presented by The Word On The Street Toronto


Sculpting New Reads 2015

Sculpting New Reads is the annual installation art program of The Word On The Street Toronto –  Canada’s biggest book and magazine festival. Curated by Labspace Studio, this contemporary art program brings together Canadian artists and authors to explore how books

Oct 22 - Nov 1, 2015
Commission for The Word On The Street Toronto


Time Capsule Workshop

Time Capsule Workshop: Psychogeography & Site/Social Art-Making Led by John Loerchner & Laura Mendes of Labspace Studio This roaming and exploratory workshop was held in conjunction with the Memories of the Future exhibition, a curatorial project that invited contemporary artists to

Nov 2, 2014 - Nov 2, 2064
Memories of The Future Commission | Gibson House Museum


Sculpting New Reads

Sculpting New Reads is the inaugural installation art program of The Word On The Street Toronto. This new visual arts program, curated by Labspace Studio, brings together Canadian artists and authors to explore how books can inspire new ways of thinking,

Sep 21, 2014
Commission for The Word On The Street Toronto


P/A/P/E/R – Mark Laliberte

Join us for a private reception on May 29th (3-5pm) at Capital One’s Head Office. RSVP REQUIRED: info@labspacestudio.ca MARK LALIBERTE is a visual artist, designer, writer, curator and soundmaker with an MFA from the University of Guelph. He has exhibited and

April - July, 2014
Capital One Corporate Art Program, Curated by Labspace Studio


The Noise Project

The Noise Project brings together a loose network of artists, producers, designers, urban thinkers, young students, and the public, to examine the concept of “noise” from a citizen’s perspective. Through critical dialogue, experiential learning, and collaborative approaches to research, art

July 26 - 27, 2013
99 Gallery


A Piece of a City Project

A Piece of a City is a neighbourhood-based curatorial initiative commissioned for Toronto’s Art of the Danforth Festival. The project brings together a group of emerging and established artists to envision a series of site-specific installations and performances that address

May 20 – June 10, 2012
A commission for Art of the Danforth


In Memory: Something that happens after then, and before now

In Memory is a collection of collaborative art installations created by 15 pairs of artists who have been asked to recall, reinterpret and recreate a past memory, together. The exhibition will be at 717 Queen St East (Queen & Broadview)

Aug 19 – 21, 2011
717 Queen St East (Defunct Funeral Parlour)


Moments Intercepted

From June 6th – July 6th, collaborators from across North America (Toronto, New York, Chicago, Vancouver, Montreal, LA, Halifax, Calgary, San Francisco, etc), took part in a month-long series of random & impulsive creative challenges; responding, documenting & transforming their

July 22 – 24, 2011
A part of the Recollection Project



What happens when the worries of 100 individuals are presented in a collective? When the act of worrying, a deeply personal and private behaviour, turns public? Join us for the Opening Reception of I Worry, the inaugural exhibition of The

June 24 – 26, 2011


The (Re)collection Project

Throughout Spring & Summer 2011, Labspace Studio launches the (re)collection project: a three-part series of creative projects & social experiments that investigate how people remember the past, experience the present, and think about the future. I Worry Moments Intercepted In

Spring & Summer 2011

A Snow Storm Inside

Snow Days Project

Snow Days is an arts-based research project exploring the creative process through the lens of 28 people as they maneuver through one of the coldest months of the year. Project Background: During the month of February, an assemblage of artists,

Mar 18 - 20, 2011
28 collaborators. 28 projects. 28 days of winter


Hydro Hike

Hydro Hike Curated by Laura Smith 15 explorers set out on an electrifying adventure through the power system that connects Toronto’s east end to the downtown core. This exhibition is the result of their experience. | Shay Brown | Kate

Nov 5, 2010
Part of East-End Expedition Series


Rumblings in the Rouge

Rumblings in The Rouge Adventure 3 – Curated by Ryan Ringer The Urban Action Art Agency’s Brent Bushmill – veteran psychogeographer and reborn paranormal researcher – leads an ad hoc team into Rouge Park’s most haunted zones to study how paranormal

Sep 2010
Part of East-End Expedition Series


A Night with Leslie

A Night with Leslie Curated by Laura Mendes and John Loerchner Nine adventurers set out on a two-day expedition to explore and research the strange and beguiling landscape of the Leslie St. Spit; a 5km man-made peninsula, wildlife sanctuary and

Sep 2010
Part of East-End Expedition Series


My Friend Don

My Friend Don Curated by Gram Schmalz Artist and urban adventurer, Gram Shmalz, leads a 2-day, 11-member canoe expedition down the East Don River to Lake Ontario. | Stephen Coutts | Michael Del Vecchio | John Loerchner | Bill Shmalz |

Jul 2010
Part of East-End Expedition Series

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Hot Soup

A monthly curated series serving up some of the city’s finest innovators in jazz, experimental sound and performance, along with home-made soup. Performers/Artists: April 2010 Dawne Carleton & D. Alex Meeks dance & percussion Anthony Bergamin electro acoustic new opera




An awareness campaign and fundraiser we created in support of SEVA Canada, a charitable foundation curing blindness throughout the poorest regions in Tibet and Asia. We produced a sumptuous evening of Tibetan food, fine art and international music. A dining

Mar 2010
In Support of SEVA Canada



Nov 2009
Presented by Labspace Studio

Lab Sessons 4.0

Deconstructing Hip (Lab Sessions)

Deconstructing Hip is a sociological investigation and cultural excavation, a romp into the lineage of hip culture from Ginsberg to Williamsburg, scene to mainstream, hepcats to hipsters. Sounds: | Alex Goodman | Sarah Boothroyd | | Times Neue Roman |

Oct 2008
Part of the Lab Sessions


Chemical Nation (Lab Sessions)

In a Chemical Nation, are we in control of our bodies? What have we gained? What have we lost? What are you on? Music: | Escalate | Maikë Murray Maas (Themsound) | Performances: | Annie Onyi Cheung | Cube3 |

Apr 2008
Part of the Lab Sessions

The Lab Sessions 2.0

Idol Love (Lab Sessions)

Idol Love explores the intricate and complex relationships between the concepts of ‘idols’, ‘celebrities”, ‘worship’ and ‘obsession’. Music: | Pants and Tie | Jason Steidman | | Maikë Murray Maas (Themsound) | Performances: | Beth Biederman | Hannah Godfrey |

Sep 2007
Part of the Lab Sessions