Scott Watson is Director of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and Head of the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at UBC. Recent distinctions include the Hnatyshyn Award for Curatorial Excellence (2010) and the Alvin Balkind Award for Creative Curatorship in British Columbia Arts (2008). Watson has published extensively in the areas of contemporary Canadian and international art. His 1990 monograph on Jack Shadbolt earned the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize (1991). He has enacted numerous exhibitions including Mark Boulos (2010); Jack Shadbolt: Underpinnings (2009); Intertidal: Vancouver Art & Artists (2005/06) at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp; and Rebecca Belmore: Fountain (2005) for the Venice Biennale Canadian Pavilion.