PDA Projects, founded in 2014, is a contemporary commercial mobile art gallery that is interested in numerous curatorial practices and represents a small roster of artists and invites other artists around North America to participate in exhibitions.
We show every medium. We are always on the move because we love the architectural eccentricities of each new space we inhabit.
The Elgin Street Location
The first location was at 361 Elgin Street. Over a two year period PDA Projects mounted over 20 exhibitions, artist talks, and launched PDA Press. In the first year PDA Projects also piloted artist talks and workshops programmed by Meredith Snider, who left in 2015 to pursue her visual arts career. These were the early days where we championed being the first gallery along Ottawa's seminal thoroughfare in 20 years.
The Bank Street Location
In the fall of 2016 PDA Projects moved into 1073-B Bank Street in Old Ottawa South. The 'B' stands for basement. In the spirit of pushing the white cube further, we built the gallery and made sure that at the back of the gallery we would be connected to the amazing Ottawa institution Black Squirrel Books & Cafe.
The Somerset Location
Located at 704 Somerset Street West in Ottawa's Chinatown, our focus was to create a considered exhibition that fit our small space and on building clients collections. Julia Martin OVERSHARE perfectly captured this spirit with a photographic installation featuring 680 Fujifilm Instax prints of her life that she personally catalogued over 3 years.
We are on the move again. We won't announce it now... so stay tuned.
Brendan A. de Montigny
Brendan A. de Montigny (b. Vancouver), native of Outaouais, holds a masters degree in fine arts from the University of Ottawa, a undergraduate degree from Concordia in painting and drawing with a minor in print media. His research on modernism and technological utopianism was published in the online peer reviewed magazine Drain with Christopher E. Payne. He has taught as a sessional professor at Algonquin College, the Ottawa School of Art, and has been a guest lecturer at Carleton University, the University of Ottawa, and at Concordia University. Brendan has also held positions at Canada Council for the Arts at the Art Bank, Jackpine, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Galerie St. Laurent + Hill, and Galerie LeRoyer. He is also a founding member of NICA.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Private viewings and appointments can be made on request