Search Our Archives

Online Archives

Dive into the vaults! We’re pleased to provide a searchable online database of grunt’s entire exhibition history.  Staff and volunteers also share their favourite archival highlights on our Tumblr and Instagram pages.


Can’t find what you’re looking for?  Email our Archives Manager, Dan Pon here:

Physical Archives

The physical grunt archives are located at grunt’s facility and are available to the public. They are a hard-copy record of exhibition photos, press releases, promotional materials and other items. grunt’s archives are a valuable resource for grad students, art history students, community members or educators. The physical archives contain the source material that is digitized for our online archives.

Activating the Archives

The Activating the Archives (ATA) project was launched in 2010. The first installment of this project took place from 2010-2011, and represents grunt’s largest digital archives initiative to date. Volunteers, staff, interns, and artists worked to select and digitize material from the archives to create six curated websites and the beginnings of an online database that contextualizes past exhibitions with present-day projects and seeks to provide easy access to past exhibition information online.

ATA is a continuing project, to learn more about our archives or make a research appointment please email

Individual ATA Sites

Documents INDIAN Acts: Aboriginal Performance Art conference (2002).

Selected sculpture exhibitions from grunt’s archives. grunt gallery.

Art of Engagement
Documents “LIVE in Public: The Art of Engagement” conference (2008).

Text related art work from the archive.

The work of Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew, a theorist, curator, writer, new media practitioner and performance artist.

Queer Instersections
Identity politics in a series of performances from the 1990s, at the height of an era concerned with aspects of difference, injustice, and the social status of historically marginalized groups.

ATA Staff/Curators/Volunteers 2010-2011

Malcolm Levy – ATA Project Manager/ATA Curator (Ghostkeeper)
Dana Claxton – ATA Curator (INDIANacts)/Volunteer
Christine Stoddard – ATA Curator (Queer Intersections)
Archer Pechawis – ATA Curator (Ghostkeeper)
Glenn Alteen – ATA Curator (Ghostkeeper)
Kate Armstrong – ATA Curator (Extract)
Pat Beaton – ATA Curator (Art of Engagement)
Paula Jardine – ATA Curator (Art of Engagement)
Brian Gotro – ATA Lead Digitizer
Steven Tong – ATA IT/Gallery Attendant
Dan Pon – ATA Digitizer
Cornelia Wyngarden – ATA Admin Assistant/Copyright
Venge Dixon – ATA Collections Manager/Editor
Olga Alexandru – Collections Assistant
D’Arcy O’Connor – Curatorial Assistant – Ghostkeeper
Polina Bachlakova – Intern
Jennifer Campbell – Intern
Adrienne Greyeyes – Intern
Jessica Mach – Intern
Caroline Mousseau – Intern
Christine Stoddard – Intern
Zoe Tissandier – Intern
Diana Zapata – Intern
Joi Arcand Intern – Curatorial Assistant – Indian Acts
Kendra McLellan

ATA Staff/Volunteers since 2012

Alex Pimm
Audrey MacDonald
Cynthia Bronaugh
Dan Pon
Genevieve Michaels
Olga Alexandru
Robin Lynch
Venge Dixon
Gizem Sozen
Anton Cuunjieng
Vinny Gibson
Cecelia Vadala
Fiorela Argueta
Mallory Gemmel
Kiku Hawkes
Michelle Lin
Syr Riefsteck
Kylie Joe


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