About

Addae Nurse is an emerging Toronto-based artist whose work often involves the investigation of class and the recontextualization of race and gender through appropriated imagery. Addae's body of work explores the nexus between femininity, sexuality, expression, and anonymity. Fascinated by shadow and movement, his images are intimate and often temperamental, juxtaposing the vastness of space with the details of the human form.
Addae has been included in exhibitions across Canada, the USA, and Europe with recent shows at Gallery Tuur (Netherlands), Site:Brooklyn (New York City), and Papermill Gallery (Toronto). Addae has also assisted on work in Art Basel Miami, Art New York, and Art Toronto.

Exhibitions
2019, Toronto, Solo Window Display, 1502 Eglinton
2019, Mississauga, Art Gallery of Mississauga, “VAM 2019”
2018, Miami, Art Basel “Scope” (assisted)
2018, New York, Site:Brooklyn, “Faces Exhibition”
2018, Toronto, BAND Gallery, “Hacking Black Futures”
2018, Toronto, Ada Slaight Gallery, “24hrs”
2018, Toronto, John B. Aird Gallery, “The View Are Different Here”
2018, Toronto, NPCC Gallery, Emerging Artist Highlight (solo)
2018, Nova Scotia, ICC Gallery, “Small Treasures”
2018, Toronto, Nuit Rose “Nuit Rose Featured Artist”
2018, Toronto, NPCC Gallery, “26 Annual Exhibition”
2018, Toronto, Peppermill Gallery, “50th Annual International Exhibition”
2018, Toronto, Big On Bloor Festival, “Jouez”
2018, Midland, Quest Art (August) “TD Wealth – Thor Management Exhibition”
2018, Toronto, The Public Gallery (December), “Futurism” (Solo Window Display)
2018, Toronto, Beaver Hall Gallery, "Bi Arts Festival - Switch Exhibition"
2018, Venlo, Gallerie Tuur, "Pink Boxes"


Select Clients & Publications
2018, A5 Magazine
2018, Toronto Design Offsite
2018, Alionic Magazine
2018, Shuba Magazine
2018, Ace & Jig
2017, Bae Base
2017, Elegant Magazine
2017, Goldie Magazine
2016, Umasan Berlin
2016, Riyka London
2016, Creep Magazine
2016, Pseudo Media


Awards
2018, Best In Show Award, NPCC Gallery

Auctions
2019, Mississauga, The Art Gallery of Mississauga, “Annual Art Auction”
2018, Toronto, John B. Aird Gallery, “Mistletoe Magic Auction”

Residencies
2019, Toronto, Winter Island “Gibraltar Point”


Education
2012-2015, BA, University of British Columbia, Environmental Design
2017-2018, B.Des, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Industrial Design



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