Tuesday April 29, 2014, 6:30–10pm. Please join us in Toronto for Located, an intimate evening with Zita Cobb and Nicolaus Schafhausen in support of Fogo Island Arts at Artscape Wychwood Barns.

  • From the Edge of the North Atlantic “A Newfoundland Boil Up” — prepared by Chef Murray McDonald of the Fogo Island Inn, recently named Enroute Magazine’s number three best new restaurant in Canada.
  • An Experience Auction — Patron opportunities to support artists, visit Fogo Island, stay at the Fogo Island Inn and participate in our programs.
  • Presentations by Zita Cobb about the Fogo Island project; Nicolaus Schafhausen and Zin Taylor discussing artist residencies with Fogo Island Arts; and “Residencies Matter,” a talk by Art Gallery of Ontario curator, Kitty Scott.

Located. An Intimate Evening in Support of Fogo Island Arts.
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 6:30–10pm

Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie St.
Toronto, ON M6G 4C7

Purchase your tickets for LOCATED. online at www.eventbrite.com/e/9140135391 

Fogo Island

On the way to Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Photo credit: Steffen Jagenburg.


Fogo Island Arts
Design Leads Change / Art Imagines a Better World

A residency-based contemporary art venue, Fogo Island Arts provides support for artistic exploration and production for artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, curators, designers, and thinkers from around the world. Fogo Island Arts is an agency of the Shorefast Foundation, a Canadian registered charity.

Building Infrastructure

Fogo Island Arts is building a unique international contemporary art institution in Canada. Located on Fogo Island off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, our mission is to develop in-depth the careers of the most interesting artists working today. The local community provides an important context for our programs, which are often carried out in collaboration with Fogo Island residents.

Leading with Design

Because fresh ideas in design can help prepare the ground for change, we built this project working with global leaders in design and architecture. Project architect Todd Saunders grew up in Newfoundland and he understood how to build structures on the Island that connected to its past while carving out a direction for its future.

A Process of Discovery

Iconic architecture signals our ambition. Artists help to create a surplus value that brings with it a better understanding of the complexity of contemporary life. Art helps us pursue our goal to create a better world in ways we can’t yet imagine. Participants in our residencies come from around the globe and work in all disciplines. Artists are either invited to do residencies or are selected through periodic open calls for residency proposals.

Sustainability as Embedded Value

From the beginning, ethical practices and principles of sustainability have guided everything we do. Our building materials were ethically-sourced; our project was built by the best local craftspeople, drawing on traditions of ingenuity that are centuries old on Fogo Island, while at the same time being infused with professional design.

Nicolaus Schafhausen: Art World Engagement

Beginning in 2011, Nicolaus Schafhausen has worked with Fogo Island Arts as a strategic advisor. Schafhausen studied art history at the Technische Universität Berlin and at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. In 1991, during a scholarship at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, he founded the gallery Lukas & Hoffmann together with the artist Markus Schneider. Inaugural exhibitions at the venue included internationally renowned artists Olafur Eliasson and Carsten Höller.

Since 1995 Schafhausen has been director of several art institutions, including the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam and, since 2012, the Kunsthalle Vienna, the largest of its kind in Austria.

Nicolaus Schafhausen was the curator of the German Pavilion for the 52nd and the 53rd Venice Biennale, in 2007 and 2009, working with Isa Genzken and Liam Gillick, respectively.

Schafhausen is curator of many exhibitions with leading institutions internationally and also works as a lecturer and art advisor. Additionally, he is author and editor of numerous publications on contemporary art.

Sustainability: The Next Phase

A powerful vision, clear thinking and the right decisions have put Fogo Island on the world stage. For the next phase of our development, we are broadening our network. We are coming to Toronto to build the patron relationships that will help ensure the economic, social and environmental sustainability of Fogo Island Arts into the future.

All proceeds go to the support of the Shorefast Foundation, the parent agency of Fogo Island Arts and a Canadian registered charity.



Zita Cobb grew up on Fogo Island and went on to a career as a senior finance professional in the high technology industry. She was the chief financial officer of JDS Fitel, and senior vice president of strategy for fiber optics manufacturer JDS Uniphase. In 2001, Cobb left the industry to pursue her personal goals and to dedicate her energies to philanthropic work. She founded the Shorefast Foundation, moved home to Fogo Island (while maintaining a residence in Ottawa) and is now actively involved in projects that contribute to a resilient and vibrant future for Fogo Island and Change Islands.

[Image] Zita Cobb


Murray McDonald, Executive Chef, Fogo Island Inn
, born in St. Anthony and raised in Deer Lake, NL, Murray has spent the last 14 years honing his craft and artistic skill in top hotels and resorts in Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, New Zealand and the Cook Islands. Taking Newfoundland cuisine in a new direction, McDonald’s culinary team at the Fogo Island Inn was recently nominated for Air Canada’s highly-acclaimed enRoute award for Best New Restaurants of Canada. McDonald cooks with locally sourced ingredients, with an execution that is both traditional and modern.

[Image] Chef Murray McDonald

Nicolaus Schafhausen is Director at Kunsthalle Wien (since October 2012). From 1995 to 1998 Schafhausen served as artistic director of Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, and from 1999 to 2005 as director of the Frankfurter Kunstverein. From 2003 to 2005 he was a curator at the Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art in Helsinki (NIFCA). From 2005 to 2007 he was the founding director of the European Kunsthalle, an initiative to establish a new art institution in Cologne. From 2006 to 2012 he headed the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam. Nicolaus Schafhausen was the curator of the German Pavilion for the 52nd and the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2007 and 2009. Currently, Nicolaus Schafhausen is an Advisor of Fogo Island Arts, an initiative of the Shorefast Foundation.

[Image]Nicolaus Schafhausen


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Fogo Island Arts
Highway 334 — Suite 100
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