Syrus Marcus Ware

Syrus Marcus Ware is a visual artist, community activist, researcher, youth advocate, and educator. He is the Program Coordinator of the AGO Youth Program, Art Gallery of Ontario.  As a visual artist, Syrus works within the mediums of painting, installation and performance to challenge systemic oppression. Syrus’ work explores the spaces between and around identities, acting as provocations to our understandings of gender, sexuality and race.  His work has been exhibited at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Art Gallery of York University (AGYU), Gladstone Hotel, ASpace Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, SPIN Gallery and other galleries across Canada.  His work has been reproduced in FUSE Magazine, The Globe and Mail, THIS Magazine, Blackness and Sexualities (among others). His work has also been included in several academic journals including Small Axe and Women and Environment International.

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