June 1 – August 21
Desire(d) Paths is a participatory virtual exhibition by Colectivo Satelital that invites audiences to explore systems of communication, transportation, importation and identification, particularly how these systems relate to the process of navigating national borders. Through an interactive website with downloadable activity templates and a free biweekly workshop series, the project invites the public to use multiple art forms, including textiles, photography, printmaking, industrial design, and creative writing to envision new systems and create alternative pathways to navigating cross-border relationships.
About the Colectivo Satelital
Colectivo Satelital is a group of artists, designers, DJs and poets from Venezuela, with the goal of healing the shared and unique traumas of diasporic experiences. They aim to educate and foster community participation through events, exhibitions, workshops and storytelling, bringing us closer to a world free of oppressive systems.
The collective is made up of 6 artists based in Toronto: Camila Salcedo, denirée isabel, Ana Luisa Bernardez, Cecilia Salcedo, Sebastian Rodriguez y Vasti and Alejandro Rizzo Nervo. As a collective of artists who self identify as “Satelital” (or “of satellites”), we recognize our positioning as immigrants from Venezuela in Canada, as existing on an orbit that surrounds the North American/Canadian “centre”, and as a satellite group of artists who a part of the current ongoing and growing diaspora of immigrants from Venezuela worldwide.
Meet the Artists
Curator, Community Organizer and an interdisciplinary Artist
Ana Luisa Bernárdez Notz
Interdisciplinary Artist and DJ
Sebastián Rodríguez y Vasti
Multidisciplinary artist and writer
Alejandro Rizzo Nervo
Artist, Writer, and Dreamer
Multidisciplinary Graphic Designer