May 13, 2024

Inner Space Season 2

Learn more about the AGO’s youth-led web series featuring young artists from across the country  

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Get up close and personal with six emerging Canadian artists by tuning in to the AGO’s original web series, Inner Space. Created by Sarah Febbraro, AGO Youth Programmer, this youth-focused series is co-curated by AGO staff and the Inner Space Youth Advisory. It invites artists from across Canada to give personal tours of their studios, giving youth curators and artists from their communities a platform. Inner Space aims to uplift a new generation of diverse Canadian artists while creating authentic youth-led digital content. 

To produce the most recent season of Inner Space—released in late 2023—the Youth Advisory members met bi-weekly between October 2022 and June 2023, tasked with curating artists from their communities who they believe deserved a platform and more visibility from an institutional context. Edited by Fraser Wrighte, the result is a six-episode monthly web series featuring a new generation of artists and their creative spaces across Canada.    

Get to know each of the six young artists and enjoy a closer look at their studios and practices at large.   


Emerald Repard-Denniston 

Emerald Repard-Denniston is a visual artist based in Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam/Vancouver, and Tkaronto/Toronto. She is a multidisciplinary artist drawn mainly to contemporary figurative oil painting. Through her practice, she plays around with topics that involve humour, cynicism, and detachment. 


Brandon Hoax 

Brandon Hoax is a Haudenosaunee onᐱyoteʔa∙ká 2spirit child of a Stonecoat mother and Dullahan Father. A gender neutral network angel extremophile trickster NDN artist from London, Ontario, and Oneida Nation of the Thames living out of K’jipuktuk. 


Beige Blum 


Beige Blum is a recent OCADU Illustration program graduate. As a biracial queer artist, she has a passion for illustration, comics, zines, and character design. Blum blends the digital and physical world through the creation of zines and risograph prints. 


Tayler Buss 


Tayler Buss (she/her) is an artist working on Treaty 1 Territory in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Through mold-making, casting, and sculptural processes, her work explores themes of preservation and immortality. 


Sammo Mossa 

Based on Prince Edward Island, Sammo Mossa was born in Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills. Having never taken his art seriously, the pandemic pushed him to take his craft to the next level by moving from paper to canvas. SAMO© is an abbreviation for “same old shit” used both by Al Diaz and Jean-Michel Basquiat. 


Jem Woolidge 

Jem Woolidge is a white settler, transmasculine, emerging artist and facilitator based in Kjipuktuk (so-called Halifax, Nova Scotia). Jem has an interest in participatory textile work, illustrative storytelling, and fashion design. 


Season 2 of Inner Space is currently streaming on the AGO’s YouTube page. Stay up to date with AGO Youth initiatives here.  



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