Acme Studios — Stephen Fakiyesi

Supporting Artists since 1972

Stephen Fakiyesi

Canada Council Residency

Stephen Fakiyesi's art practice reflects on the legacy of colonization and its effects on African-Canadian culture in the global economy. Through his work he addresses the underpinnings of messy and complex social interactions with disarming visual constructs, using creative methods involving play and interactivity.

Stephen was the recipient of the inaugural Bette Midler Scholarship at the University of California in Los Angeles 2001-2003, and winner of the K.M Hunter Artist Award, 2014. Select exhibitions and performances include: What Sustains Us, Gallery 1313, Toronto, 2019, The Trump Challenge, Jouez at Big on Bloor Festival of Arts and Culture, 2017, and How to Speak to Power at the Acme Project Space in 2015.

Canada Council Residency

The Canada Council for the Arts partnered with Acme between 20012 – 2016 to provide residencies that were located at Bow Quarter in E3. Application and selection was undertaken directly by the Canada Council for the Arts.