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Toronto, ON, Canada
Member since June 25, 2011
ANDREW DAVIES, Director of No. 9: Contemporary Art & The Environment,
Toronto, ON, Canada
Andrew Davies is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the nonprofit arts organization No.9: Contemporary Art & The Environment located in Toronto, Canada (2007/current). No.9’s mission is to bring the power of art to bear on some of the most pressing environmental issues through a series of temporary public installations, educational programs, symposiums, and lectures. Davies refers to the term, “urban acupuncture” to describe how temporary art interventions within the public realm can stimulate positive dialogue and change.
Davies studied at Queens University (1988) where he received his degree in Fine Art (BFA) and majored in Sculpture. He studied photography and interactive digital media and went on to receive his masters in architecture from The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) (1995), Los Angeles, California. Pursuing an interest in the relationship between Art and Architecture, Davies moved to New York to take a position as Project Manager in the Department of Exhibition Design and Production at The Museum of Modern Art (1997/2001). While at MoMA, Davies designed and administered over thirty international museum exhibitions, including being appointed Production Manager in the collaboration between MIT Media Lab of Boston, Mass. and MoMA on the award winning The Un-Private House Interactive Table.
Davies returned to Canada in 2002, and founded Andrew Davies Design responsible for the preliminary Interpretative Design Strategy for Evergreen at The Brickworks located in Toronto, a capital building project with the mandate to transform an industrial heritage site into an international showcase for urban sustainability and green design. Andrew Davies Design is providing art consultation for numerous major public art projects in Toronto, including the public art work for the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, the NXT Gardiner Expressway Gateway Project and the Taddle Creek Park Revitalization project.
Davies taught Digital Media at Eyebeam Atelier in New York and New Media at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada. He is a past member of the Educational Advisory Committee at The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) (2006/2010). Andrew Davies resides in Toronto with his wife, Elizabeth and their two children, Hanna and Rupert.
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