Chloë Catán, Vid Ingelevics, and Ryan Walker In Conversation
This conversation between curator Chloë Catán and artists Vid Ingelevics and Ryan Walker will explore the themes addressed in How to Build A River (2022), the third in the artists’ series of photographs reflecting their ongoing engagement with the Port Lands Flood Protection project, one of the most ambitious civil works projects in North America.
Following Framework (2020) and A Mobile Landscape (2021)—each of the three outdoor installations presented on custom-made billboards on Villiers Street—the current iteration charts the progression of their documentation and highlights themes and critical issues such as environmental innovation, regrowth, and ecosystems that have arisen during the project.
Presented by Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in partnership with Waterfront Toronto. Part of ArtworxTO: Toronto's Year of Public Art 2021–2022
Chloë Catán has managed public art commissions for Millennium Park in Chicago, the Vancouver Sculpture Biennale, Hermann Park in Houston and Michigan State University. Previously Public Art Curator for the City of Mississauga, Chloë currently runs the public art program for Waterfront Toronto.
Vid Ingelevics is a Toronto-based artist, independent curator and writer. He holds the title of Associate Professor Emeritus from the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, where he taught from 2007. Prior to that he taught at OCAD University. His research-based practice has been concerned with the representation of the past, the role of the photographic archive as well as with urbanist issues related to Toronto. He works primarily with photography, video and installation. His projects as artist and curator have been exhibited across Canada, in the US, Europe and Australia.
Ryan Walker is a Toronto-based artist, specializing in documentary, editorial photography, and visual advocacy. Walker’s work has been exhibited across Canada, in the United States, Russia, Italy, Finland, The Netherlands and Australia. Having graduated in 2013, he holds an MFA in Documentary Media from X (Ryerson) University. He is also an educator for the BFA Photography Programs at X (Ryerson) University and Sheridan College. His creative practice and research focuses on humanity’s evolving modern-day relationship with nature through photography, cinema and installation.