the #CripRitual logo



#CripRitual Is an exhibition of artworks presented by The Critical Design Lab, in collaboration with Tangled Art + Disability and the Doris McCarthy Gallery.

Exhibition dates

January 21 – April 1, 2022.


Tangled Art Gallery
S-124, 401 Richmond St. W, Toronto

The Doris McCarthy Gallery
1265 Military Trail, Scarborough

Due to provincial regulations, we will not be offering in-person tours. Virtual tours of the Tangled Art Gallery will be offered Thursdays – Saturdays and can be booked on our Calendly page. Virtual tours include the exhibits #CripRitual and BEING Home.

About the Exhibit

#CripRitual is curated by Critical Design Lab (Aimi Hamraie, Cassandra Hartblay and Jarah Moesch).

Disabled, crip, d/Deaf, Mad, and Sick people face a lot of barriers and stigma. One way that we deal with these barriers is through rituals. Rituals can be things that we do to create accessibility, mark important moments, or to be in community with others who have similar experiences. We chose some art to be part of a show called #CripRitual. The art is by disabled artists. The artwork is about rituals, things we do all the time, or with special purpose, to make life more accessible for ourselves and other people we care for.

The show will be at two art galleries in the city of Toronto: Tangled Art + Disability, Toronto and the Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough. You can also find #CripRitual online at cripritual.com. We will try to make it as accessible as we can.

Works at Tangled Art + Disability are by Cassidy Bankson, Faye Hardest, Earl LeBlanc, Dawn McLeod, Malcolm and Maria Corley, Margeaux Feldman, Maryam Hafizirad, Logan and Hannah Quinn, Hannah Sheehan, Jessica Watkin.

Works at Doris McCarthy Gallery are by Khairani Barokka, Ezra Benus, Sky Cubacub, Aleksey Dymdymarchenko, Shannon Finnegan, Fran Flaherty, Stefana Fratila, Alex Haagaard, Danielle Hyde, Yo-Yo Lin, Sara Prisma, Leena Raudvee, RA Walden.

About Critical Design Lab

The Critical Design Lab is a collective of disabled, crip, and neuroqueer maker-theorists and allies. Our lab creates public-facing projects rooted in a critical design practice informed by disability culture and science and technology studies. Other Critical Design Lab projects include Remote Access, and the Contra* Podcast. The lead curators for this exhibition are Jarah Moesch, Aimi Hamraie, and Cassandra Hartblay, in collaboration with our colleagues at Tangled Art+Disability and the Doris McCarthy Gallery.

Access Information

Tangled Art Gallery is in a barrier-free location. Audio description will be available for the exhibition as well as a guided tour. We will have ASL interpreters, attendant care, and live captioning during public engagements. Service animals are welcome. We request that you help us to make this a scent-free environment.

We are currently only offering virtual tours of Tangled Art Gallery. Tours will be over Zoom, and will be auto-captioned. You can have your camera on or off. You can let us know when you’re signing up for a tour if there are any access features that would make your tour more accessible. ASL and audio description are available upon request. You can book your tour on our Calendly page.


Caption: A Deaf Interpreter signs the exhibition information on this page in a simple video. The interpreter has short pink curly hair and light skin, wears a black turtleneck, and stands in front of a light grey wall. The video is titled #CripRitual. The video is embedded from the interpreting group DeafSpectrum’s YouTube account.

Image description: The #CripRitual logo at the top of this page was created by participating artist Shannon Finnegan. The logo depicts the phrase #CripRitual in Shannon’s distinctive handwriting, in black text on white background.


the Doris McCarthy Gallery logo

#CripTimes is presented in partnership with Tangled Art + Disability and Doris McCarthy Gallery. Further support for this project is provided by the University of Toronto Scarborough, the Critical Digital Humanities Initiative at the University of Toronto, the Flourish: Arts & Social Well-being Research Cluster at the University of Toronto Scarborough, the Canadian Heritage Canada Arts Presentation Fund, and the TD Ready Commitment.