Vincent Bonin lives and works in Montreal. With curator Catherine J. Morris, in 2012-2013 he co-organized Materializing ‘Six Years’: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum. In 2014–2015, he conceived the two-part exhibition D’un discours qui ne serait pas du semblant/Actors, Networks, Theories for the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery and Dazibao, Montreal, followed by a book-length publication, on the reception of “French Theory” in Anglophone art milieus. In 2015, he was the curator of a survey exhibition on the work of Geneviève Cadieux at the Musée d’art de Joliette, and on tour at Dalhousie Art Gallery and Mount Saint-Vincent University Art Gallery, in Halifax. In 2016, he organized Response, a dialogue in the form of an exhibition with the French philosopher Catherine Malabou, at the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, Saint-Jérôme. His essays had been published by Canadian Art, Fillip, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Presses du réel and Sternberg Press, among other presses.
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Leah Pires is an art historian based in New York whose research centers on identity, power, and critique in artistic practices from the 1960s to the present. Her writing on art and politics has appeared in Triple Canopy, 4 Columns, and Art in America, and she recently contributed essays to exhibition catalogues and artist monographs including Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., 2018), Carissa Rodriguez: The Maid (Sculpture Center, New York, 2018), Virginia Overton: Built (Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, 2018), Finesse (which she curated at Columbia University’s Wallach Art Gallery, New York, 2017), and Rochelle Goldberg: The Cannibal Actif (2016). She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University and is an alumna of the Whitney Independent Study Program. Her work has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and Humanities New York.
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Currently Interim Director at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Daina Augaitis was Chief Curator/Associate Director from 1996 to 2017 where she worked with a team of curators to conceive and develop the Gallery’s exhibitions, publications, collections and public programs. Among the over 30 exhibitions she curated or co-curated were these solo projects of Rebecca Belmore, Douglas Coupland, Stan Douglas, Charles Edenshaw, Geoffrey Farmer, Kimsooja, Muntadas, Brian Jungen, Ian Wallace, Gillian Wearing and Zhu Jinshi.
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Nancy Tousley is an art critic, arts journalist, and independent curator. She was art critic of the Calgary Herald for more than thirty years and has been a contributing editor of Canadian Art since 1986. She has organized exhibitions and written numerous catalogue essays for public art galleries across Canada. In 2002 she was recognized for outstanding achievement in arts journalism by the Canadian Museums Association and in 2011 received a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts for her contributions to contemporary Canadian art. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.
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