About the Visiting Curator Program

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Visiting Curator Program

Launching Summer 2021, the Visiting Curator Program will serve as a catalyst for three international-caliber exhibitions and will play a vital role in defining contemporary art and its attendant discourses in the Prairies. It will also give students, faculty, and other community members meaningful opportunities to engage with curators charting new trajectories in the field. Through its mentorship component, it will foster strong new voices in this field.

This new program is generously supported by Dr. Michael F.B. Nesbitt, whose contributions to the arts and community-building are deeply felt throughout Winnipeg, and especially at the University of Manitoba.

Internationally-recognized curator and art historian, Grace Deveney, is the 2021 inaugural visiting curator in the School of Art Gallery's Visiting Curator Program.

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Online Studio Visits for Photo and Media Based Artists!

Presented in partnership with PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts.

School of Art Gallery and PLATFORM are please to offer photo and media based artists one-on-one online studio visits with the School of Art Gallery’s Visiting Curators: Grace Deveney (Chicago, IL), Shalaka Jadhav (Kitchener, ON and Whitehorse, YT), and Lillian O’Brien Davis (Toronto, ON).

Please email programming@platformgallery.org, with the subject line STUDIO VISIT to request a studio visit. Let PLATFORM know who you would like to meet with, and they will do their best to pair you up with your chosen curator. Each curator will meet with four artists. As there are limited spots available, studio visits will be booked on a first-come-first-served basis.

Once your visit has been confirmed, your email address will be shared with the curator who will be visiting you. In advance of your visit, you will be asked to provide them with a CV, bio, artist statement, and max 20 images or links to your website(s).

Once paired up, the curator will contact you to set up a date and time for your meeting.

To learn more about Grace Deveney, Shalaka Jadhav, and Lillian O’Brien Davis, please visit www.visitingcurator.ca.

Meet the Emerging Curators

Chosen from a wide-open call, the two emerging curators will be mentored by established Visiting Curator Grace Deveney as all three research and present exhibitions, events and publications over the next three years.

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School of Art
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University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB  R3T 2N2

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