Curation, Administration, Programming, Editing


I have been curating exhibitions for over 20 years. This incudes as Curator for Art in Public Spaces, The Banff Centre, The CWSE Gallery, OISE/UT and now as Director, 113Research at OCAD University as well as numerous juried shows.

As pedagogy is integral often to this curation, these spaces offer related programming and events. I have administrated these and mentored emerging curators, interpretive planners, and educators in these programs and through WIAprojects in collaboration with Gallery 1313 Toronto.

WIAprojects also publishes monographs and catalogues which I edit. I contribute as editor to scholarly journals and as peer editor in at education, disability, and cultural  studies. 

OCAD University:
2020-present: Director, 113Research Projects Gallery, OCAD University.
2024: Vincent Depoivre Boy Toys
To Perform/We Perform, a group exhibition of work by grad and undergrad students.
2023: Hollis McConkey Phases (in and out) 
Catherine Heard, Making –– Redwork: The Emperor of Atlantis (includes 3 workshops/talks for OCAD University community & Great Teaching Expo) (Curator: Pam Patterson)
The Drawing Board: Amy Swartz, JJ Lee, Natalie Waldburger.
Apr├Ęs Quoi Festival, ODESI Gallery, 113Research Project Space, Lobby Gallery 
2022: Anthropogenic Anxiety: Co-exhibition with University of Manitoba and OCAD. 
Port to Port, Alisa Oleva with Pier Projects & international collaborators.
2020: Navigating Belonging with Angie Ma, Vicky Talwar & Siheng Wang.

2005-present: Director, WIAprojectsan inter-arts feminist research, exhibition, program providing exhibitions, programming, publications, education and support for women's and trans communities.    
@ 1313 Window Box Gallery:
2019 – 2022 – Through a Glass Lightly: Artists’ perspectives as persons with Disabilities.
Through a Glass Lightly: Artists’ perspectives as persons with disabilities inform a vision of the world which can be unique - personally, visually, and politically. This series induces the Window Box Gallery to act as a looking-glass site that reflects back to the viewer changing images of the world - the seasons and times of day/night play over the window surface altering the images within. This exhibit invites others to see not only slightly askew but anew! To see "acts" as creative offerings. Natalie Piper, Mary Kainer, Tari Ito, Elaine Stewart, Churla Burla, ARTIFACTS, Josephine Guan.
Nov/Jan 2022 - Churla Mitchell
Feb 2022/April 2022 – ARTIFACTS
May/July 2022 - Josephine Guan
2018: Mary Kainer (Location, Location, Location - Oct), Pamela Dodds (Swimmers- Nov), Berenicci Hershorn (MANY, SEVERAL, SIX, 9, 10 - Dec)

Winter 2019/Spring 2019: Talking Wellness OCADU! (no cat.), Gleaners OCADU 2019 (no cat.)
Fall 2017/Winter 2018/Spring 2018: leaning in: Candace Wilkins & NEXTDOOR; Lillian Allen & Joanna Black: Learning for Social Change; Mallory Diaczun: The Canadian Postcard Project (no cat.).
Fall 2016/Winter2017/Spring 2017: Nazanin Khani My Hidden Self; IRIS at 20 satellite exhibit for FAC 2017; One Day, one very simple day… Ghazaleh Baniahmad.
Fall/Spring 2016: Julia Pereira – [INSERT] Feminism (curatorial mentor); Joanna Black: Sex/ism: ECHoes & ‘ReVERBS’@ Ivory Towers (Artist/scholar in residence).
Fall 2014/Winter 2015: Stillness, Talking and Walking: Online global performance research project.
Stillness in collaboration with Performing Small Spaces, London, UK; Talking with Trisha Lamie, UTSC, Walking with Ignacio Perez, Global Performance Art Walks.
Fall 2013/Winter 2014: Babble (Babel): (w/Leena Raudvee) Margaret Dragu, ARTIFACTS, Berenicci Hershorn, Helen Vosters, Christine Brault.
Fall 2013: Artists Teaching Artists: CWSE Hallway Gallery, OISE/UT & Learning Zone, OCAD University (w/ Marta Chudolinska & Leena Raudvee)
Winter 2013: (w/Sevan Injejikian) Contested Bodies: Cendres Lavy & Leesa Streifler at the CWSE Gallery, OISE. (Catalogue, WIA publications)
Fall 2012: (w/Leena Raudvee & Trisha Lamie) FOOD=NEED at the Perth Davenport NeighbourhoodCentre, Toronto. (Documentary film TBA)
Winter 2012: Sisyphus and Other Personal Stories: Sylvat Aziz, CWSE Gallery – Jackman Humanities Institute Fund.
Fall 2011: Mesma Belsare & Sylvat Aziz: In Conversation, Leigha Lee Browne Theatre, UTSC, Cultural Pluralism and the Arts.
Vicky Moufawad-Paul & Dina Georgis: A screening and conversation – Jackman Humanities Institute Fund.
March 2010: (with Leena Raudvee) The Transcultural: Women in Performance, photo-documentation of performative work by women activists and artists from Canada and the USA.
Fall 2011: Vicky Moufawad-Paul JackmanFellowship VisitorSeries(Jackman Humanities Institute)Exhibition: Gender Archeology (CWSE Gallery). Mesma Belsare & Sylvat Aziz: A Conversation (UTSC)
March 2010: Sylvat Aziz: Still Lahore & Children and War (CWSE Gallery).
Fall 2010: (with Leena Raudvee)Lezli Rubin-Kunda: Realms of Knowing
Oct. 2009: AH, but what can you do? - Cait Harben & fear of pleasure - Leena Raudvee. Performance by Leena Raudvee. (catalogue - WIA publications)
May 2009: Celebrating Elders, body casts/narratives of/by women over 55, by Peta Hall. (catalogue - WIA publications).
Nov. 2008: gender/Troubling at XPACE Cultural Centre, York University PhD Students, OCAD students and AGO Youth (catalogue co-published with WIAprojects publications and XPACE) 
Oct. 2007: Vicky Moufawad-Paul Narrating a Post-colonial Feminism. . (catalogue - WIA publications).
Feb. 2007 Street Health Project, A Day in Life: URGENT by Nancy Halifax, (catalogue - co-published with the Centre for Arts-Informed Research, OISE/UT).
Nov. 2006You Are A Girl by Heather Hicks, (catalogue- co-published with Words/fly Press)
Nov. 2005: Erika de Freitas, The Snapshot Chronicles (catalogue - WIA publications co-published with the CWSE/OISE UT.)

2024: Curator:  THE LAUNCH with members of CRIP Lab, Open Gallery, OCAD U.

2021Curator, Unpacking Pandemic Pondering: Strain, Stress, and Subversion, Gallery 1313 & OCAD University & online @ University of Manitoba Library.

2020: Curator: 14 reading 14: Commemorative Montreal Massacre Event, Dec 6 zoom event for the Montreal Massacre’s National Day of Remembrance and Action (WIAprojects/ARTIFACTS & OCAD University).

2019:  Curator, Land-LIMINALITY-Loss (4-person - exhibition/conversation/workshop) with Leila Talei, Angie Ma, & Vicky Talwar, OCADU Graduate Gallery. 

2014: Curatorial/Programming Co-ordinator: Hazelton Lanes Arts Festival (FCR/OCADU).

2002: Guest Curator, Body as (ready to be re-) made, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto.

2001: Co-curator for World Travelling, with Carol Laing and Sylvat Aziz for Union Gallery, Queen’s University. Exhibit and public lecture.

1999: Curator, On the land: Shaping the County, Ameliasburg Museum, Prince Edward County. 


May 2019 - Dec. 2021: Gallery Assistant, 2Gallery, Prince Edward County, ON.
Curation Assistant: “The County Collects” (summer 2021 – group) 

1983-present: Co-artistic/administrative director for ARTIFACTS: a performance art company. Develop, produce, write and perform performance/installation work with Leena Raudvee for artist-run centres and public galleries. Also grant applications and tour co-ordination.

2005-2019: Associate Scholar/Programming, Centre for Women’s Studies in Education, OISE/UT.

1996-99, 1990-92: Women's Resource Manager for The Women's Educational Resource Centre, OISE. Responsible for various projects on women, arts, literature and education. Liaison and outreach with women's arts organisations/ programmes. Responsible for compiling material on arts, literature and education. Preparing a partially annotated bibliography of feminist arts education and assisting members with research work.

1990: Public Discussion Co-ordinator for the Women's Art Resource Centre for various events at The Woman's Common, A Space and YYZ galleries.

1988-90: Co-ordinator/curator for performance at A Space Gallery, Toronto. Responsibilities included: grant writing and budget control for programmes, co-ordination of all aspects of the exhibitions/performances in liaison with gallery staff. Programming: "Quarantine of the Mind by David Maclean, "The Edge of the World" by Robert McFadden, "Catastrophe and Beguilement by Diane Torr, "Global Warming" by Nora Hutchinson, "Japan/Canada Exchange: Installation and Performance" by Tari Ito, Haruo Higuma and a series entitled "Access to the Process".

1988: Assistant to the Head, Art Studio & Head, Fibre, The Banff Centre. Responsible for winter programming in fibre/sculpture/ performance art as well as the summer fibre/ papermaking & Critical Eye. Hired and supervised visiting artist/ instructors, arranged workshops, seminars, maintained/supplied five work areas, presented individual and group critiques of student work, assisted in overall policy planning for Visual Arts and the Banff Centre. Worked with Policy, Planning and Professionalism Committee and Program Advisory Committee.

Co-ordinator for The Celebration of Women in the Arts Festival at The Banff Centre. Included: panel discussion, readings, video and film evenings, library displays, a performance, and a visual exhibition of work by over 50 women artists. for Art in Public Spaces which presented a range of work in installation, photography, ceramics, fibre, video. 


2020-2022: Guest Co-Editor, Canadian Art Teacher (peer-reviewed journal).

1990-91: Editor, Matriart: A Canadian Feminist Art Journal. Responsible for assisting in editorial/policy decisions and editing of each issue.

1980-89: Editorial Assistant, Parallelogramme, a national arts magazine. Responsible for copy-editing/proofreading articles and listings.

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