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the museum of the copy/pasted identities


The McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology's Artist in Residence Program is delighted to announce Francisco González-Rosas' onsite exhibition, the museum of the copy/pasted identities. 

Following this year's theme, Our Selfies, Our Selves, the project configures a speculative archeology that links the networked body in digital platforms with the museum exhibition display as a way of interrogating otherness in today's techno-cultural context. 

González-Rosas' work is a mesmerizing amalgamation of research on colonialism's history and its legacies within self-archeology and identity. Using their body as subject, Gonzalez-Rosas operates with different media to integrate a digital narrative into the material physical space of the Centre’s Coach House. 

About the Artist


Francisco González-Rosas (b.1984) is a performance and new media artist born in Chile, and currently based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. Their creative research practice revolves around the constant mediation of reality in contemporary life, using performance as a generative device for inquiry rather than an end in itself. González-Rosas holds a MFA in Intermedia from Concordia University (Montréal), and a BA in Acting from Finis Terrae University (Santiago). Their work has been exhibited internationally.

Read more about their work on their website.

Plan your visit


The exhibit will run from September 14-October 15, 2022 and is open to the public during the following days:

  • Wednesdays, 12:00-4:00pm

  • Thursdays, 12:00-8:00pm

  • Fridays, 12:00-6:00pm

  • Saturdays, 12:00-6:00pm

We are closed Sundays-Tuesdays.

The McLuhan Centre is located on the UofT St George Campus at 39A Queens Park Crescent East, Toronto ON. The building is located in a parking lot.


Please note the building is not currently accessible and the washroom is located on the second floor with stair access only. There is an accessible washroom 5 minutes away in the Kelly Library. 

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