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CUTMR 2018

Come Up to My Room 2020


The Gladstone Hotel and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) are happy to congratulate Max Lander and Aaron Jones, the Recipients of the Come Up To My Room 2020 Career Launcher. The event will take place between January 16 - January 19, 2020 at the Gladstone Hotel. 


January 16 - January 19, 2020


Max Lander

Aaron Jones 

Maxwell Lander is a futurist, photographer, feminist pornographer, game maker and interactive media artist. He has been winning awards and exhibiting internationally since 2007, has a published book of photography and in May of 2019, completed his Master of Design in the Digital Futures program at OCAD University. 

b.1993 Aaron Jones is a Toronto native working with found images, videos and lens-based media. Combining newspaper headlines, advertisements, photojournalism, and product photography, his work aims to understand and reimagine what it is to be seen as “Black” in an era in which we are flooded with images. Jones lets dreams and fantasy guide the growth of his collages through a cathartic and ritualistic practice of deconstructing and rebuilding. 

His visual and creative fusion asks, both through its production and its process, How do we make our own [world] from what is given?


Framed within the backdrop of the historic 130-year-old Gladstone Hotel, Come up to My Room is an alternative design exhibition that provides a platform for experimentation outside the norms of art and design, at the edges between intention and interpretation. Freed from the constraints of traditional practice, CUTMR encourages spatial exploration that engages our senses, our memories and our perceptions of reality. 

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