YTB Gallery

Grand Opening and Scratching Where It's Itching

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Join us for the Grand Opening of Younger Than Beyoncé Gallery and Reception for our first exhibition curated by Geneviève Wallen: 

Scratching Where It's Itching
Featuring work by eight emerging Toronto Artists:

Rouzbeh Akhbari
Sebastián Benítez
Diana Hosseini
Esmaa Mohamoud 
Dainesha Nugent-Palache
Lido Pimienta
Allanah Vokes
Curtia Wright

YTB Gallery is a nomadic artist run center that is opening it's doors to our Regent Park Space located on the second floor of 563 Dundas Street West.The mandate of the gallery is to support the professional practice of young artists by creating opportunities to exhibit artwork and make leaps towards art stardom. Many thanks to all our crowd-fundees, dance parties goers, and the Daniels Corporation for making this happen. We are very excited to welcome you to our first home in Regent Park!

YTB Gallery is pleased to present its first group exhibition featuring eight emerging artists based in Toronto. Scratching Where It’s Itching is a small survey of the social conditions and intellectual ethoses within which these young practitioners are creating. 

Works by Rouzbeh Akhbari, Sebastían Benítez, Diana Hosseini, Esmaa Adam Mohamoud, Dainesha Nugent-Palache, Lido Pimienta, Allanah Vokes, and Curtia Wright present the ways in which desires, dualities, and social myths inform both art discourse and personal points of reference. Like an itch, concerns regarding identity, positionality, and intersectionality cause a desire to scratch, which in this case becomes the need to produce art. For this exhibition, the itch is not only an annoyance or an observation originating from the artists’ socio-political awareness, but a catalyst for the dissemination of a range of conversations, like a contagious itch that is induced through visual stimuli. 

In the event that scratching becomes a relief to a preoccupation, it has also the power to aggravate the irritation.

For more information on please contact: Geneviève Wallen, ytbgallery [at]