O'Born Contemporary is a commercial gallery dedicated to exhibiting and disseminating recent works by living artists. The gallery opened its doors in 2008, settling in Queen West/Lower Ossington in September 2010 where it validated its position among leading contemporary galleries. OBC continues to seek out the best in the contemporary art field, presenting exhibitions by established and mid-career artists while fostering the careers of local emergent artists and collectives.
The artists represented and exhibited at OBC do not necessarily commit themselves to a single mode of expression but all contribute to the ongoing dialogue of photography's place in contemporary art practices. OBC currently represents seventeen artists and collectives working in every medium, including photography, digital assemblage, painting, collage and film installation.
In September 2011, O'Born Contemporary introduced auxiliary programming, geared toward a wider audience and including artists' resources. Events include performances, studio and collection tours, critiques, portfolio reviews, film screenings and collaborative ventures.
Through our consultation services, we are able to assist new collectors in developing their collections and also support experienced collectors in further investment, or divestment of their existing collections.
We are committed to passionate representation of our Gallery Artists and enthusiastic promotion of all works displayed in our gallery. O'Born Contemporary will continue to build its success on experience, education, and intuition in business and the arts.