* Image: Gisèle Amantea, At the End of the Visible Spectrum. Exhibition documentation from the Manif d’art 7: The Quebec City Biennial – Resistance: And Then, We Built New Forms, 2014. Curated by Vicky Chainey Gagnon.
I am guided by a passion for art as a form of knowledge that can profoundly enrich community life. My experience as a curator has taught me how to work with diverse audiences, adapt to change and develop original concepts.
My goal as a curator is to design unique catalysts for social change. In 2008, I founded the Community Art Lab, a “space for thinking” designed to inspire dialogue, citizen action and collaborative learning around the design of civic spaces. Activated by a curator of education, members of diverse groups from our local community – students, newcomers, artists, researchers – participated in informal discussion groups and tailor-made workshops around compelling themes, artworks, and films in the context of local cafés and community centres.
Curation has always been to me a way to disrupt the hierarchy of knowledge and directly impact community life.
This is a selection of work by artists curated into exhibitions I realized between 2004 and 2022.