Exhibitions

2016

Eutopia Textile Museum of Canada, curated by Farah Yusuf (Toronto, Canada)

Crystal Kings Blazing The Artist Project Front Entry Installation competition winners (Toronto, Canada)

2014

Snoozeland Workman Arts Pop Up Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

Field Trip Project curated by Daisuke Takeya
Cambridge Galleries/Design at Riverside (Cambridge, Ontario, Canada)
Maritimes Museum of BC (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)

2013

Field Trip Project curated by Daisuke Takeya
Embassy of Canada Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
Tokyo Source preview room, Kofu Art Festival (Tokyo, Japan)
Hiyori Art Center (Ishinomaki, Japan)
Culture and Creative Center Osaka (Osaka, Japan)
Onagawa Temporary Housing (Onagawa, Japan)
Birdo Flugas (Shiogama, Japan)
Minamimachi Cadocco (Kesennuma, Japan)
Sagami Kazekko Children’s Outdoor Art Festival/Joshibi University Art Museum (Sagamihara, Japan)
Sakuradai Elementary School Museum (Sagamihara, Japan)
Maebashi Children’s Cultural Centre Seishin Kindergarten (Japan)
Enokojima Art (Osaka, Japan)

Onagawa Color and Light Festival (Onagawa, Japan)

Crystal Kings animations, hosted in the Ed Video Media Art Centre booth, Supermarket 2013, Stockholm Independent Art Fair (Stockholm, Sweden)

2013 - 2016

Cheerful Art for a Modern World solo show, Engagement Labs (Toronto, Canada)

2012

Let's Glow solo show, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (Canada)

Braveland part of WNDW group exhibition of street facing window galleries, curated by Mark Laliberte, Fine & Dandy Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

2011

The Reef UpArt Contemporary Art Fair, Gladstone Hotel (Toronto, Canada)

2010

Tandem Flight LA participatory video installation, Nuit Blanche, Gladstone Hotel (Toronto, Canada)

2004

Love, Peace and Unity: Typical Robot Landscapes Harbourfront Centre (Toronto, Canada)

Selected Past Exhibitions

Perspective view of the Crystal Kings Blazing installation by Magda Wojtyra and Marc Ngui for the Artist Project 2016

Crystal Kings Blazing wins The Artist Project 2016 Front Entrance Installation competition

By Magda | 27 January 2016

Mockup of the Crystal Kings artwork for the Front Entrance Installation at The Artist Project 2016 The Artist Project 18 to 21 February 2016 Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place Toronto, Canada Opening Night Party Thursday, 18 February 2016 5-10 PM Regular Admission Friday, 19 February 2016 11 AM – 10 PM Saturday, 20 February 2016 11 AM – 8 PM Sunday, 19 February 2016 11 AM – 6 PM Happy Sleepy won the competition for … >> read more

Braveland for Eutopia exhibition at the Textile Museum of Canada

By Magda | 8 January 2016

Eutopia Textile Museum of Canada 24 February to 28 May 2016 The installation Braveland is part of Eutopia, an exhibition curated by Farah Yusuf for the Textile Museum of Canada. Opening Reception: 6 to 8:30 pm 24 February 2016 The artists and work in Eutopia include: Christi Belcourt Coco Guzman Happy Sleepy Radiodress Nep Sidhu Christina Zeidler selections from the Field Trip Project and a range of artifacts from the permanent collection at the Textile … >> read more

Snoozeland installation at the Workman Arts Pop-up Gallery in Toronto

By Magda | 2 November 2014

Snoozeland is a multi-media art installation that combines video, animation, found footage, audio, projection, art, and sculpture. A large screen displays the main dream sequence and to the side and all around is a diorama of a workshop of dreams staffed by plush and ceramic creatures and old and new projection technology.

Tandem Flight Onagawa video installation and workshop, Japan

By Magda | 25 August 2013

In the second flight of the ongoing Tandem Flight project, Marc led a workshop with a group of Onagawa children to draw new monsters to pedal the flying tandem bicycle. The drawings were digitized and animated, and overlaid on fresh footage – the landscape of Onagawa town and surrounding areas.

An older lady looks at the sculpture she has just made.

Daily Bravery Onagawa exhibition and workshop, Japan

By Magda | 21 June 2013

Bricolage sculptures were made with local children and seniors out of recycled food containers and put on exhibition in the community space of a container temporary housing project in a tsunami destroyed village in Japan.

Crystal King Toad

Cheerful Art Modern World office art installation, Toronto

By Magda | 11 January 2013

284 College Street Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2013 – 2016 A workplace art installation of paintings, textile work, sculptures, and posters from 2007 to 2013 Cheerful Art for a Modern World shows recent and new work by Marc Ngui and Magda Wojtyra working in collaboration as Happy Sleepy, installed in the offices of media agency Entrinsic. As usual, the focus of the Happy Sleepy work is to create a physical feeling of cheerfulness and potential in … >> read more

Still from Crystal King animation by Happy Sleepy

Crystal Kings animations at Supermarket 2013, Stockholm

By Magda | 28 December 2012

Supermarket 2013 Stockholm Independent Art Fair Stockholm, Sweden 15 to 17 February 2013 The Crystal King animations will be exhibited at Supermarket 2013, the Stockhold Independent Art Fair. The goal of SUPERMARKET, the international artist-run art fair, is to provide a showcase for artists’ initiatives from all over the world and to create opportunities for new networks in the Swedish as well as the international art scene. We’ll be hosted by Ed Video, the awesome … >> read more

Yuuki Flower for Field Trip Project Japan

By Magda | 4 July 2012

Yuuki Flower is a textile sculpture assembled by audience members, growing out of a Japanese student backpack. Yuuki Flower was made for the Field Trip Project, curated by Daisuke Takeya. The project toured locations affected by the 2011 tsunami and was also exhibited in galleries in Japan and Canada.

Tandem Flight LA video installation for Nuit Blanche, Toronto

By Magda | 3 June 2012

2 October 2010 Nuit Blanche Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Canada What is free will and self determinism in the context of variables such as chance or karma? Why does life seem like such a wild, unpredictable ride and yet culture and history have such strong and recurring patterns? These questions become easier when we imagine that we are more like interchangeable characters playing out archetypal roles in a larger production and less like insular individuals with … >> read more

Polytopia gold staple textiile art gold wallpaper pyramids

Polytopia, World of Threads Festival 2012

By Magda | 11 May 2012

The World of Threads Festival is an international showcase of contemporary fibre art and in 2012 exhibited the work of nearly 200 artists from 12 countries and 8 Canadian provinces. Diverse wall and sculptural pieces and installations in a wide variety of fibre media will be exhibited in 11 exhibitions in Oakville and 10 shows  in Toronto.