shift CTRL

Curated by Anu Radha Verma | XIT-RM Project Space

Exhibition on view: September 6 - December 21, 2018 | Opening Reception: Thursday, September 6, 6 - 9 PM


Councillor King-Jamieson of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation will open the exhibition and welcome all guests at approximately 6:45 PM. Exhibiting artist Bonnie Devine will give an artist talk at approximately 7:00 PM, followed by community discussion. 

Coming from Toronto and need a ride? Get on our FREE SHUTTLE BUS from Artscape Youngplace (180 Shaw Street, Toronto) departing at 6 PM. Bus leaves the AGM at 8:30 PM for return trip to Toronto. RSVP on Eventbrite to reserve your seat!

The AGM is a barrier-free space with an all-gender washroom.




Gallery spaces are often conceived of as separate(d) from communities, requiring community members to cross a threshold to enter, engage and be included. shift CTRL is a search for the liminal space, not simply inviting people in, but recognizing the ways in which the institution is always a part of community. Over three months, the XIT-RM is transformed into a multi-use space for shift CTRL with three distinct components that ask questions, celebrate community and challenge barriers. 

responding to the city we are in: engagement hub on art, politics and belonging 
September 6 – September 30 

community collaborations: short-run exhibitions with local groups committed to social change 
October 1 – October 31 

shift CTRL B(l)ackspace: Kadeem Dunn’s playable showcase examines the past/present of Blacks in gaming

November 1 – December 21




The XIT – RM is a project space showcasing emerging artists in the Mississauga, GTA and 905 regions.