Mid-Career Artist Residency
Nick Novak Mid-Career Printmaker Residency Recipient
Francisco-Fernando Granados (he/him) was born in Guatemala and lives in Toronto, traditional Anishnabeg and Haudenosaunee territory. He uses abstraction as a queer conceptual strategy to create multidisciplinary projects that range from installation and performance to drawing and bookmaking. This practice of minor abstraction has developed from the intersection of formal training in painting and printmaking, working through artist-run culture, studies in feminist theory, and early activism as a peer support worker with immigrant and refugee communities. Layering these experiences has trained his intuitions to seek site-responsive approaches, alternative forms of distribution, and the weaving of lyrical and critical propositions.