At the Doris McCarthy Gallery
  • February 6, 2024 - 1 – 2 pm

Artist Talk by Reza Nik

Part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series 2023-2024: Placemaking, co-presented by the Doris McCarthy Gallery and Studio Art program, Department of Arts, Culture & Media

Reza Nik is a Toronto-based artist, educator, licensed architect, and the founding director of SHEEEP – an experimental art and architecture studio. He has a background in Art History and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Teaching Stream at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design. At the center of Nik’s research lies a conversation between socio-political nuances of the urban context and playful experimentation. Within his practice, disturbing processes and institutions of traditional architecture lies at the forefront. Nik has worked with traditional architectural studios, experimental practices, and design-build projects in Vienna, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Toronto, India, and Argentina. Nik is one of the founding members and co-stewards of the Toronto chapter of the Architecture Lobby, an organization advocating for labor rights for architectural workers and encouraging critical discourse in the field. 

This talk is free and open to the public, all are welcome. If you have accommodation needs, please contact

U of T Scarborough students attending for course credit should register through CLNx.

This talk is part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series, co-presented by the Doris McCarthy Gallery & Studio Art program, Department of Arts, Culture & Media, University of Toronto Scarborough. This semester's series addresses placemaking, and the process of building community, defining place, and keeping culture alive through art.

This is a seated event. The gallery is wheelchair accessible.