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Visual Artist-in-Residence: Sean Martindale

Award-winning interdisciplinary artist Sean Martindale, known for his contemporary interventions in public spaces, activates Harbourfront Centre this year. As our inaugural Visual Artist-in-Residence, Martindale brings his thought-provoking – and often playful – works to our campus. View, engage and be part of the conversation.


Sean Martindale is Harbourfront Centre’s inaugural Visual Artist-in-Residence in association with BRAVE: The Festival of Risk and Failure. His artistic practice is closely connected to the politics of public space. As a result, his work is subject to the overarching politics of how we regulate freedom of expression, mobility and association in such spaces.

Martindale is an internationally recognized and award-winning interdisciplinary artist and designer based in Toronto, Canada. His interventions activate public spaces to encourage engagement and often focus on ecological and social issues. His playful works suggest alternate possibilities for existing spaces, infrastructures and materials found in urban environments. Frequently, Martindale uses salvaged goods and live plants in unexpected ways that prompt conversation.

Look out for more of Martindale’s projects, both old and new, installed around Harbourfront Centre’s campus this year.

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