VUCO Artspace is hosting a Salon-style Christmas Show & Sale!
Support local artists this holiday season with unique gifts for friends & family!
Paintings, Prints, Cards, Illustrations, Pins and more!
Treats and Beverages
Hand Poked Tattoos by Melina Mansing @60_8
Raffle Prizes! Exciting giveaways by featured artists & VUCO Artspace!
Friday Dec. 8th 5-10pm
Saturday Dec. 9th 12-5pm
Sunday Dec. 10th 12-5pm
Jana Ghalayini (b.1993) is a Saudi-born Palestinian multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto, Canada. She is a graduate of OCAD University where received her BFA in printmaking, and was the recipient of the 2017 medal for her program. Her work explores identity and culture by creating metaphorical yet fragmented representations of memories, home and a sense of place. Jana works closely with a range of mediums including screen-printing, photography and textiles that allow her to translate her emotions into a physical form and create works that act as visual narratives.
Melanie Billark is an emerging, multidisciplinary, Toronto based artist. Her body of work surrounds themes of social and political issues that effect and surround principles of ecology. Her work strives to create awareness to various environmental issues within the public sphere. Melanie achieved an advanced diploma in 2011 at Sheridan College’s Craft and Design Program for glass in Oakville, ON. Following her degree she completed a year artist residency at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, ON, in 2012. Melanie graduated from OCADU's Sculpture and Installation program, obtaining her BFA in 2016. She has participated in a number of shows including venues such as Toronto Pearson Airport, Lonsdale Gallery, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Gladstone Hotel, and Xpace Cultural Centre. Melanie has also won a number of bursaries and awards including The Masonic Foundation of Canada Bursary in 2011, and was recently the recipient for The OALA Ground Award in 2016, for her sculptural work Rewilding .
Jessica (Xhesika) Gaba is a Toronto based multidisciplinary artist, working in digital video, text/ print, installation, biomedia and performance. By rearranging archives of knowledge she aims to produce new navigation systems for orienting a variety of socioeconomic contexts. The ideas of self and the creation of the self-portrait are then extracted from the intimate, the non-visible, and the architecture of representation of the human body. Jessica Gaba obtained her BFA in Integrated Media from OCAD University in 2017.
September 22nd-29th 2017
A Featured Exhibition in the Pale Black Pop-Up Event
SOFT is a group exhibition at VUCO Artpsace featuring works by
Mila Vuko, Jesse King, Christine Watson and Eugenio Tamburini.
With a collection of paintings, installations and photographs,
SOFT intends to offer a safe space to explore desires, motives
and vulnerabilities. A move towards compassion and sensitivity,
these works explore the dualities of human relationships.
VUCO x NOY
We loved hosting local musician NOY for his official editorial photoshoot!
NOY IS A LOCAL MUSICIAN, ART CURATOR, AND EVENTS ORGANIZER.
VUCO No. 1
A group exhibition and launch party of VUCO Artspace
29. 06. 17
About The Artists:
Come June 29th, we are opening our doors to the public and invite you all to celebrate the launch of VUCO Artspace, the growing brain child of its founder Mila Vuko and partner Aya Nadar.
Our aim is to instill young artists of all craft and country with confidence and opportunity. We intend to foster a welcoming and neighborly environment that pushes cultures and communities to come together. VUCO No. 1 is simply our launch, we look forward to growing with you all.
Curation by: Aya Nadar and Mila Vuko
Sounds by: NOY
Special Release By: Makk Mikkael
Photography by: Kaveh Khani