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RIA Artist Project Room





RIA Artist Project Room




In the framework of Research in Art (RIA), a project initiated by Petra Halkes that aims to promote discussion on visual art in Ottawa, the RIA  Project Room is part of a domestic setting, the living area in Petra and René’s home. In this context, the room will never be a white cube, but it is ready for art that either draws upon the specificity of the site or completely ignores it.  Invited artists install new projects in this space and ask two or three people over for an evening of wine and honest feedback.  At the artist’s discretion, an open viewing night can also be arranged, and, if he/she wishes, the work can stay up for a month for viewing appointments.


The first event took place in November 2011. For information about past and upcoming exhibitions, click on the sub pages below.                                                                                                                                                    

 (Drawing by René Price, 2011)