Dying.exhibit 2024
Jan 19
Jan 28 2024
exhibition in-person

‘Dying.’ is an exhibit where the world of art, culture, and end-of-life in contemporary times collide. It invites the audience to re-evaluate their relationship with life and death. Existentialism is explored through varied art forms with a focus on the realms of fragility, death, dying, loss, and grief. Our mission is to change the narrative around Dying. by using heart-level dialogue and participatory art to empower the public to think about death as part of the human experience.

‘Dying.exhibit’ is a group exhibit on end of life, inviting participants to think about their relationship with life and death through art and design. This year, the ‘Dying.exhibit’ will present a series of works created by a variety of designers and artists, consisting of interactive and participatory installations and artworks that engage the public by inviting interaction and provoking expression. This exhibit will offer an opportunity to creatively engage in conversation about fragility, death, dying, loss, and grief through participatory installation. Let’s get comfortable with the uncomfortable and start talking about what truly matters.

This event is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.


Dying.series collective, and contributing artists and designers (please see dyingseries.ca for the full list).


Health Design Studio logo
death, dying & design logo
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council | Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines logo


Who should visitors contact with questions regarding accessibility?
Luz Paczka
For projects with printed information, will it be available in large-format and/or Braille?
Labels for each piece will be printed in large-format.
Is this venue accessible by wheelchair or similar mobility devices? This includes access to washrooms and all aspects of programming/events.
Can people get to the venue using accessible transit?
White text "Dying.exhibit" on starry night image.
Participatory installation consist of a long piece of paper on a wall with a string at the top part and images hanging from it. On the left side there is a vertical piece of paper with the question "How much time do we have? for the planet, yourself, for family, for loved ones, for humanity... and how does it look like?"
Participatory installation at Dying.exhibit 2023. Time Moving 4 by Kate Sellen and Karen Oikonen.
Person leaning and positioning a rock wrapped in plastic over a pile of rocks that are also wrapped in plastic. This piles of rocks is placed on a short white plinth.
Interactive piece in Dying.exhibit 2023. Cairn (1907) by Sandra Gregson.
Two pieces of paper with red-pink dyed shapes on either side of a container with liquid that is placed on a white plinth.
Artistic composition in Dying.exhibit 2023. Drip Drawing I and II, and Tear Catcher by Connie Chappel.
Person walking in between hanging paper sculptures.
Artistic installation in Dying.exhibit 2023. Tracing Your Ghost II by Amberlie Perkin.