Kaya Joan

K A Y A  J O A N

CV


2020

"Part Three" @ Images Festival 

illustration in “Culture, Connection, and Resurgence”x Design de Plume x Mastercard Foundation 

2019

"Part Three" premired @ TQFF

contributor in " Together Apart: Indigiqueer Firsts" zine

mural painted in partnership with Liberty Village BIA x SKETCH

contributor in "Not For You" zine

illustration in Three Sisters Soup for the Spirit

illustration in Not For You zine

2018

illustration in Three Sisters Soup for the Spirit

illustration for The Peak

Weave and Mend collective garden project

All LitUp header

2017

banner for st jamestown

“how to make a zine” madeline n co

2015

two illustrations published in Shameless magazine

mural for Edge West (Davenport Perth Community Centre)

evergreen brickworks tipi pictograph painting in collaboration with Philip Cote, Crystal Schuster and ENAGB youth


SHOWS

2020

ROOTS @ OCADU

Part Three @ Xpace Cultural Centre 

2019

vendor @ Xpace Cultural Centre Holiday Market

vendor @ 2SQTBIPoC Arts and Zine Fair (Fall)

Weave and Mend Harvest Celebration @ SKETCH (organizer)

Shapeshifters (Bi Arts Festival) @ Beaver Hall

BIPOC Art Gallery at Wilfrid Laurier University's Social Justice Forum

Between Ice and Earth @ Xpace Cultural Centre

I Keep My Heart Wrapped In Leather @ gallery 1313

Dundas West Fest x The Rude Collective @ soso foodclub

Weave and Mend Garden Opening

Free Money Comic Book Launch @ Toronto Media Arts Centre

vendor @ 2SQTBIPoC Community Arts/Zine Fair (Spring)

Black Richness the Untapped Potential of Our Ancestry @ OCADU

2018

Weave and Mend Launch @ Artscape Youngplace

curated "Bodies of Water" instillation @ Children's Peace Theatre

Indigenous Visual Cultures end of year show "Flux Refusal" @ OCADU

"Dreams" curated by Razan Ali @ 187 Augusta

2017

‘Terra Incognita’ @ daneil spectrum artscape

Indigenous Visual Cultures program graduate show ‘Arrive” @ OCADU

“Anywhere Anytime” @ 442 Dufferin St

2016

vendor @ Feminist Art Conference w/ collective MAYAKAYA @ OCAD

vendor @ Death Cookie Soup Collective w/ collective MAYAKAYA @ Dundas Video

2013

nuit blanche @ gladestone hotel


WORKSHOPS

2019

zine workshop @ Ryerson PowWow

Rivers Rising Brainstorming/Illustration workshop @ Gledhill Public School

2018

zine workshop - Indigenous Education Week @ University of Toronto

zine workshop - Willows for Wellness

2017

zine workshop @ gardiner museum

2014

co-facilitated graffiti workshop at Niagara Junior Public School


INTERVIEWS

http://www.xpace.info/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/External-Space_Kaya-Joan_Essay-1.pdf

https://uofrpress.ca/Books/B/Black-Writers-Matter

https://thepublicstudio.ca/news/a-labour-of-love-kaya-joan

https://www.revibe-to.com/tvo-april-kaya

https://sketch.ca/blog/weave-mend-artist-feature-kaya/

http://canadianart.ca/features/looking-damn-fine/

http://wimato.ca/her-own-biggest-fan-an-interview-with-kaya-dacosta/


PERFORMANCES

2019

Weave and Mend Garden Opening

2018

opener for Myst Milano Kali Ma EP release @ gladstone hotel

2017

languages of the land festival @ childrens peace theatre

featured artist partnered w/ the community creative

SYNERGY festival

sunshine centre

2016

Babelyshades DIY event

KOJA @ The Burdock

KOJA @ Dundas Video

KOJA @ The Central (twice)

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