Welcome to TYPOLOGY, a not-for-profit project space for curatorial and artistic experimentation.
Opened in 2013, TYPOLOGY is an independent curator-led initiative, with programming that foregrounds collaboration, critical perspectives, and community outreach in the production of exhibitions, editions, and related events.
Providing opportunities for guest curators and participating artists to mount fully realized exhibitions within a critical framework, TYPOLOGY seeks to build curatorial community and resources for the exchange of ideas on art and exhibition-making as a way to engage and inform audiences from all walks of life.
About our exhibitions
As an intimate venue for exhibitions, our program emphasizes highly focused art and curatorial projects with an eye toward stimulating cross-disciplinary dialogue between (often underrepresented) artists, art forms, ideas, images, objects, and environments.
About our editions
Through our publishing program, each show is documented in an exhibition catalogue with original curatorial essay. Affordable limited-edition prints are also produced in collaboration with exhibiting artists as an invitation to collectors of all ages.
About our events
Through an inclusive and varied program of events including both kid– and adult-friendly talks, screenings, workshops, parties, performances and more, TYPOLOGY seeks to enrich the exhibition experience and encourage active audience participation in our projects and programming.
To see what’s currently happening at the space, see our Exhibitions page
When exhibitions are on, we are open Friday–Sunday from 12–5 pm and by appointment.
We are located in Suite 302 on the third floor at Artscape Youngplace in Toronto’s West Queen West
No. 302 — Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw Street
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5
For all news and announcements, as well as original content, subscribe to our blog, Typologica
Email us at info (at) typology (dot) ca. For full contact info, see the Contact page
About the Space
History, Description, Location, Hours, and more
About the Director
Shani Khoo Parsons
TYPOLOGY Post Archive
A complete list of project space updates beginning with our launch post on November 1, 2011
About the Name
We are often asked about our name, TYPOLOGY. (First of all, it is not typography!) Typology denotes the study of types, and refers to processes of classification based on traits or characteristics in common. The word has special meaning in the fields of architecture, theology, linguistics, and psychology — and in art, the photographs of Bernd and Hilla Becher are perhaps the most widely known application of a typological approach. However our use of the term is in a more open-ended and questioning spirit, borne of an interest in the fundamental and universally human acts of sorting, arranging, and then presenting collections of objects and ideas, through which we may gain new insights and understandings of our world and each other.