Events > Publishing

13 Feb. 2003

deFILE #1

by Ron Terada
Ron Terada
7:00pm - 9:0

Art Metropole and YYZ presented a new publishing initiative at the launch of
deFILE Volume 1, Issue 1
edited by Ron Terada.
The Trading Places Issue will see the insertion of Terada’s deFILE advertisement within a host of national and international art magazines in exchange for an ad of their own design in deFILE – a process of trade, which results in the creation of a conversational loop as mediated through the magazine format.

Free copies are available at the launch only with a coupon available from YYZ or Art Metropole
(in person only, limit one per person).

$5.00 regular edition
$25.00 special signed edition of 50

Ron Terada lives and works in Vancouver. Recent solo exhibitions include Voight-Kampff (2008), Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver; Stay Away From Lonely Places (2006), Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; and You Have Left the American Sector (2005), Art Gallery of Windsor. His work has been included in a number of group exhibitions including Tractatus Logico-Catalogicus (2008), VOX Centre de l’image Contemporaine, Montreal; Words Fail Me (2007), Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit; The Show Will Be Open When the Show Will Be Closed (2006)Store, London and the Kadist Foundation, Paris; Intertidal (2005), Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Belgium; and General Ideas: Rethinking Conceptual Art 1990-2005 (2005), CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco. Terada was a recipient of the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award, Canada Council for the Arts (2006); and the VIVA Award, Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation (2004); and was nominated for a Sobey Art Award (2007). Terada is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.


1: Jordon mixing up the deFILEd martinis.
2: the deFILE launch crowd.
3: Germaine Koh and a momentary pause amongst the fray.
4: Wayne Baerwaldt and Ron Terada give flack to the camera.
5: Sandy Plotnikoff peruses an issue of deFILE.
6: A table of deFILE.

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