John Delante

John Delante is a visual artist based in Tkaronto/Toronto. He uses photography as a vehicle to investigate themes of home, belonging, and identity. He conjures a visual syncretic language, primarily informed by his lived experience as a Filipino immigrant living between two places, to produce a new aesthetic possibility. Through his practice, his work provides a novel viewpoint generating conversations about comfort and intimacy. John graduated from Toronto Metropolitan University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography Studies (Honours).

John Delante
John Delante, Pau, 2022, from the series Repose and Renewal. Courtesy of the artist

From the Archives

  • 2023 / core / exhibition

    John Delante & Ananna Rafa
    shrouded gaze

    Emerging Toronto-based artists John Delante and Ananna Rafa navigate their respective cultural upbringings in shrouded gaze, investigating the role of culture and immigration in the evolution of each of their identities and its place in their current lives and relationships. Through portraiture and personal archives, Delante and Rafa question the place of love, in all capacities of the word, through time, distance, secrets and things left unspoken.