Curator

Pansee Atta Artist, Curator

Pansee Atta is an Egyptian/Canadian artist who lives and works on unceded Anishnaabe territory in Ottawa, Ontario. Using new media such as animation, 3d printing, laser cutting, and virtual/augmented reality, her practice explores issues of representation, migration, authenticity, and decolonization. Her recent work has sought to reappropriate Orientalist art to imagine strange, monstrous, and excessive bodies, as well as intervening upon images of artifacts around which campaigns for repatriation have been waged as a means of imagining the decolonization of the museum.

Last Update:August 7, 2019

Noa Bronstein Curator

Noa Bronstein is a researcher and curator based in Toronto. Recent curatorial projects include THE ANNUAL (2012) and Come Up to My Room (2012, 2013) at the Gladstone Hotel, where she was the Director of Exhibitions and Cultural Promotions, and Out of Sorts: Print Culture & Book Design (2011) at the Design Exchange, where she was the Director of Public Programs and the Acting Curator. Continue reading

Last Update:September 13, 2018

Alison Cooley Curator

Alison Cooley is a critic, curator, and educator based in Toronto. Her research deals with the intersection of natural history and visual culture, socially engaged artistic practice, and experiential and interpretative dimensions of art criticism. She is the 2014 recipient of the Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators, and her writing has been published in Canadian Art, C Magazine, FUSE, Blackflash and Magenta, among others. She is currently the Blackwood Gallery’s Curatorial Assistant and Collections Archivist. Continue reading

Last Update:April 5, 2018

Brandon Dalmer, Persistence of Vision, 2017-2018, installation, Latitude 53, Edmonton, Alberta.

Brandon Dalmer Artist, Curator

Brandon Dalmer (b. 1984) is a painter, installation artist and occasional curator living in Toronto, ON. He holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design, and has participated in exhibitions and residencies across Canada and internationally. He has been involved in a number of artist-run organizations and curatorial projects aimed at the incubation of emerging artists; such as The New Gallery, The Whitehouse, The Roundtable Residency and M:ST, as well as being one of the founders of the 809 Gallery in Calgary.  Continue reading

Last Update:February 17, 2018

Katherine Dennis Curator

Katherine Dennis is a Vancouver-based curator and researcher. She has worked with a range of institutions, from historic houses to public museums and independent galleries. Her practice bridges disciplines including exhibition making, public programming and visitor studies, and places such as British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. Projects start from a careful consideration of site and context, and then are built on collaboration often resulting in the commissioning of new works. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Adam Basanta, Curtain (white), 2016, sound installation (detail), 2x2x.20 meters; Adrienne Crossman, Footnotes to a Queer Art Practice, 2018, mixed-media installation, in ...move or be moved by some 'thing' rather than oneself, curated by Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau and Maude Johnson, Critical Distance Centre for Curators, 2018. Installation documentation by Toni Hafkenscheid.

Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau Curator

Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau is a Montréal-based writer and curator. MA candidate in Art History at UQAM, her research questions the effects of exhibition reenactment in contemporary art. She was the Assistant Curator for the Canadian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), co-editor of the book Questionner l’avenir. Réflexions sur la réactualisation de la Biennale de Montréal (2015), and curator of the exhibition do it Montréal at Galerie de l’UQAM (2016). Continue reading

Last Update:September 13, 2018

Petrina Ng's "My Mother's Hanlans Point," 2014, in "Out of Repetition, Difference", Mixed media installation (soft sculpture, posters, small works), curated by Lauren Fournier, photo documentation by Toni Hafkenscheid, Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto, July 22-August 19, 2017.

Lauren Fournier Curator

Lauren Fournier is a writer, artist, and curator currently based in Toronto. Recent curatorial projects include The Sustenance Rite (2017) at the Blackwood Gallery, Out of Repetition Difference (2017) at Zalucky Contemporary, and Fermenting Feminism (2017) at Critical Distance in Toronto, Broken Dimanche Press/Büro BDP in Berlin, Medical Museion in Copenhagen, and Front/Space artist-run centre in Kansas City. Continue reading

Last Update:June 8, 2018

Romantic & Impassive No.01, 2015, 24’’ X 30’’, Digital Ink Jet

Katelyn Gallucci Artist, Curator

Katelyn Gallucci’s practice is informed by her material explorations in the medium of photography. She is interested in how the photograph captures the ephemeral qualities of time and representation by appealing to the cerebral in-between. Using an effect and response process, Katelyn often engages and develops the imperfections of her work as a way to express the presence of the body within the gesture of making. Continue reading

Last Update:October 15, 2017

Cass Gardiner, Crafted Strangers Exhibition 5, 2017, Benchspace Gallery, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Asheville, North Carolina, September 2017 - January 2018. Installation documentation by Steve Mann.

Cass Gardiner Curator

Cass Gardiner is an Anishinaabe Algonquin curator, artist, and filmmaker. She is the co-founder of Matters Unsettled, a curatorial collective that uses the gallery to challenge preconceived notions of culture, identity, and belonging focusing on marginalized people. Gardiner was a 2017 Emerging Curatorial Fellow at the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design (CCCD) in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. Continue reading

Last Update:June 21, 2018

...move or be moved by some 'thing' rather than oneself, curated by Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau and Maude Johnson, installation view with work by Guillaume Adjutor Provost, Nadège Grebmeier Forget, and Adam Basanta, Critical Distance Centre for Curators, 2018. Installation documentation by Toni Hafkenscheid.

Maude Johnson Curator

Maude Johnson is a Montréal-based writer and curator. She holds a MA in Art History from Concordia University. She is interested in the relationship between bodies, times, and spaces. Her research explores performative and curatorial practices, while probing methodologies, mechanisms, and languages within interdisciplinary practices. Her recent projects have been presented in the SIGHTINGS space of the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery (Montréal, 2016) and at Artexte (Montréal, 2018). Continue reading

Last Update:September 13, 2018

Matthew Kyba Curator

Matthew Kyba is an Toronto-based curator who has organized exhibitions in Toronto and Kingston, Ontario, and Portland, Oregon. He holds an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD U. Currently, he is the founder and curator of Bunker 2, an upcoming contemporary art space that exists to promote critical exhibitions and artistic programming with contemporary projects. His previous curatorial projects include research for a 40-year video art retrospective of Toronto’s Charles Street Video and investigation of contemporary abject art and its relationship with the gallery environment. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Mirae Lee, Namesake, Co-facilitated/curated with Pruneah Kim and Abby Ho, 2018.

Mirae Lee Curator

미래; mirae lee is an emerging cultural producer and sociocultural anthropologist, and a freelance illustrator and community arts organizer currently based in Tkaronto/Toronto. She is also the Community Director at Project 40 Collective.  Continue reading

Last Update:September 15, 2018

Nahed Mansour Curator

Nahed Mansour is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist and curator. Working in video, installation, and performance, her works typically draw on visual archives to highlight the relationship between entertainment, labour, and processes of racialization and gendering. In using found images and found footage in her work, Mansour seeks to draw attention to the reproduction of social hierarchies by means of seemingly innocent forms of entertainment. Continue reading

Last Update:April 5, 2018

"Threshold", Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 2015 Curated by: Marc Mayer.

Sanaz Mazinani Artist, Curator

Sanaz Mazinani is a contemporary artist who works primarily in photography, video, and large-scale installations. She obtained her undergraduate degree in photography from the Ontario College of Art & Design University, and an MFA from Stanford University where her research focused on the study of digital photographic propagation and its impact on representation and perception. Continue reading

Last Update:December 24, 2017

Sophia Nahz, Welcome, 2016, selections from a series of photographs, Critical Distance Centre for Curators.

Amelia Merhar Curator

Amelia Merhar‘s work is playful, clever and subversive, exploring themes including feminist response and embodiment, northern life, the sexual nature of cars in our life (for real), the influence music has on our lives, spontaneity and creativity, and the hidden side of an artist’s life. The bulk of Amelia’s work is non-commercial and experiential, through installations, performances and sound art. Continue reading

Last Update:September 15, 2018

Lucy Gunning, Climbing Around My Room, 1993, a performance included by Miller in his 2013 curatorial project, Artists' Walks: The Persistence of Peripateticism

Earl Miller Curator

Earl Miller is an independent curator and art writer based in Toronto. He has curated exhibitions across Canada in public galleries and institutions such as the Doris McCarthy Gallery, the Yukon Art Centre, the Tree Museum, and the Art Gallery of York University. He has written catalogue essays for galleries and institutions including the National Museum of Romania, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and Le Crédac: Centre d’Art Contemporain d’Ivry. His essays have also appeared in books, and he has contributed to numerous visual arts periodicals including Art in America, Canadian Art, and Flash Art. He is a member of the International Association of Art Critics, through which he presented a paper at the AICA International Congress in Seoul, South Korea, in 2014. Continue reading

Last Update:May 5, 2018

Cynthia Mykytyshyn Curator

Cynthia Mykytyshyn is an arts administrator and emerging curator based in Toronto. She earned a Masters Degree in Cultural Studies in 2012 from Queen’s University, where her studies focused on the intersection of art practices and natural environments and culminated in a self-directed curatorial project titled Where the Wild Things…Aren’t? (2012) exploring the relationship between the human and the other-than-human. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter Artist, Curator

Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter is an Inuvialuk artist and curator based in Calgary/Banff, born in Yellowknife and raised in Edmonton. They currently hold the Indigenous Curatorial Research Practicum at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. They received a diploma in Fine Art from Grant MacEwan University and a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2016. Continue reading

Last Update:June 21, 2018

Heather Nicol Artist, Curator

Heather Nicol is an independent curator and interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto. Her curatorial projects have often explored site-specific conditions as found in decommissioned, underutilized, repurposed and educational locations, and have fostered opportunities for large groups of artists working across a wide range of disciplines. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Claritas, velvet and wood from FLIGHTS & LANDINGS (installation view), 2016, TYPOLOGY Projects at Artscape Youngplace.

Shani K Parsons Curator

Since the mid-90s, Shani K Parsons has pursued a multidisciplinary practice focused on exhibition-making — initially through the lenses of architecture, urban planning and public arts administration, then installation, graphic, and environmental design, and most recently through research, writing, curation, and collaboration. Continue reading

Last Update:December 19, 2017

Astarte Rowe Curator

Astarte Rowe is an independent scholar and curator currently based in Toronto. She earned her doctorate in Art History from the University of Melbourne, with a nomination for the Chancellor’s Prize. She has presented her research internationally, and has written for peer-reviewed journals on such subjects as Photoshop and Mannerism; anamorphosis and contemporary Indigenous art; the Lucretian simulacrum and Albert Namatjira; desertification and Australian Aboriginal art discourse; and William Palmer and Newfoundland Regionalism. She curated The Amoebic Workshop in collaboration with the Patterson Research Group from Carleton University. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Daniella Sanader, How to Chop an Onion, Black Flash, Winter 2017.

Daniella Sanader Curator

Daniella Sanader is a writer who lives in Toronto. In her work, she regularly explores associative and speculative modes for thinking and writing about contemporary art, ones that emphasize queer/feminist frameworks, messy feelings, and embodied experience. She holds an MA in Art History from McGill University, and has written essays and reviews for Canadian Art, C Magazine, Susan Hobbs Gallery, BlackFlash, Forest City Gallery, and many others. She has curated projects for Vtape and Oakville Galleries, and currently works at Gallery TPW in Toronto. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Images from the Extinct Entities performances on October 12, 2013 at the Gray Center as part of the exhibition Unfurlings: Five Exploration in Art, Activism, and Archiving

Anthony Stepter Curator

Anthony D. Stepter is originally from Grand Rapids, MI. Anthony works for the school of Art and Art History at UIC as both the program coordinator for the Museum and Exhibition Studies graduate program and the coordinator of public programming for Gallery 400. These roles allow him to work with students and the public through advising, special projects, and the annual Voices lecture series. Anthony has undergraduate degrees in sociology and marketing from Grand Valley State University as well as an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Continue reading

Last Update:December 20, 2017

The River Has Two Banks, 2012-present, ongoing project initiated by Shuruq Harb, Samah Hijawi and Toleen Touq.

Toleen Touq Curator

Toleen Touq is a curator, cultural producer and writer who has recently moved to Toronto. Her approach takes site-responsiveness as a methodology to build radical pedagogical platforms and alternative knowledge systems. Continue reading

Last Update:April 5, 2018

Chris Lee (cairolexicon), Model M Postcard, from Making Models, University of Toronto Art Centre, 2017.

Yan Wu Curator

Yan Wu is a curator and translator based in Toronto. Wu completed Master of Visual Studies Curatorial Studies at the University of Toronto and Bachelor of Computing at the University of Guelph. Currently she is the Curator-in-Residence (2016-17) at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto and the Public Art Coordinator at the City of Markham. Her research focuses on the interplay of contemporary art, architecture and urbanism. Continue reading

Last Update:February 5, 2018