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Ilana Shamoon

Ilana Shamoon was previously the Interim Public Art Program Manager at Waterfront Toronto. She is also a curator of contemporary art. She holds a BA from McGill University in both Art History and Mathematics and an MA in Art History from the University of Toronto. After completing her master’s program, she moved to Paris, France. From 2006 until 2015, she was Curator at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, creating numerous exhibitions for the Jean Nouvel designed Paris space – a glass building, street front, and outdoor garden – and adapting them for institutions abroad. Since her return to Toronto, she has been interested in making art accessible outside of the gallery’s walls, from the public physical realm to the Internet.  

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  • Winning Team Selected for Public Art Installation in Aitken Place Park

    Posted: Dec 22, 2016  

    Waterfront Toronto has awarded the public art commission for Aitken Place Park to the Calgary-based artist team of Caitlind Brown, Wayne Garrett, and Studio North. The artists have proposed a large-scale light projection that invites slow, contemplative interaction with visitors to the park.


  • Interview: Documentary Pioneer Katerina Cizek on the Future of Cities and the Web

    Posted: Oct 28, 2016  

    Last month – as part of Waterfront Toronto’s FUTURE CITIES talks – Kat Cizek, an acclaimed filmmaker and pioneer in interactive and participatory documentary production, spoke about the lessons we can learn from the ways that cities and the World Wide Web intersect. Ilana Shamoon spoke with her to expand on the themes of the talk.


  • West Don Lands Public Art Capped Off With a 19th Century Garden

    Posted: Jun 28, 2016  

    Earlier this month, Phase One of the West Don Lands public art strategy was completed with the installation of Garden of Future Follies. This operatic sculpture garden by Canadian artist duo Hadley+Maxwell subtly references the 2015 Pan/Parpan Am Games, which leveraged the planning already completed for this area and helped accelerate the development of this portion of the neighbourhood. Garden of Future Follies is an intricate and playful homage to Toronto. It comprises 190 details, collected from over 80 different pre-existing monuments and architectural features from around the city, cast in bronze and composed within seven distinct sculptures.