April 2 – July 3, 2022

This is Not a Rehabilitation Project

Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen

Finland

International Artist-in-Residence for Visual Arts.

Jenni-Jullia

Photo courtesy of the artist

Event Info At A Glance

Price Overview: Free

Venue Overview: Artport Gallery

ASL Interpretation
Audio Description

This event is a Nordic Spotlight, part of Nordic Bridges.

Overview

Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen’s work deals with disability politics, aesthetics of assistive devices and gender issues related to disabled women. Her presentation will be part working artist’s studio and part exhibition space of her most notable recent mixed media work alongside pieces created during this Artist-in-Residency.

About Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen

Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen is a State Prize-awarded multidisciplinary artist whose short film Reflector of Living Will won the Best Screenplay at the Pisa Robotic Film Festival in 2018. Her work deals with disability politics, aesthetics of assistive devices and gender issues related to women with disabilities. Wallinheimo-Heimonen has facilitated social art workshops in Finland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Estonia and China and participated in exhibitions in Finland and abroad. She received a three-year grant from the Arts Promotion Center Finland for her project Empathy Objects 2019 –2021. She has osteogenesis imperfecta as a piquant characteristic. 

Accessibility Information

  • ASL Interpretation will be available at specific times while the artist is in-gallery, specific dates still to be determined.
  • Audio Description, including the artist bio, artist statement and image description, will be available onsite via QR code. Volunteers will be available to assist with QR code access during gallery hours. A smartphone with headphones are required for QR code scanning. A limited number of devices will be available for guests to borrow if needed and can be picked up at the Information Desk in the Main Building lobby during gallery hours. 

Venue

Artport Gallery

Tuesday – Sunday, 12pm – 6pm

Large gallery located in the middle of the main building. Doors will remain open during gallery hours.

Wheelchair Accessible

235 Queens Quay W

Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8

Keywords Public Art