Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, is a kalaaleq (Greenlandic Inuk) performance artist, poet, actor, storyteller, and writer based in Iqaluit, Nunavut. She is known for performing uaajeerneq, a Greenlandic mask dance that involves storytelling and centers on three elements: fear, humour, and sexuality. Laakkuluk describes uaajeerneq as both a political and cultural act and an idiosyncratic art form.
From 1971 to 1999, Reesa Greenberg was an Associate Professor of Art History at Concordia University. In addition to publishing numerous essays on contemporary Canadian art and artists, she has written extensively on the theory and practice of exhibition experience in the contemporary museum. www.reesagreenberg.net
Selected Published Works:
“The Currency of Time: Muntadas and I Giardini,” CIEL VARIABLE No. 77, Winter. p.10-12, 2007;
"Redressing History: Partners and the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection," Kritische Berichte, October, 2005;
"From Wall to Web: Displaying Art Stolen from Jews by Hitler," in Obsession, Compulsion, Collection: On Objects, Display Culture and Interpretation, Anthony Kiendl (ed.), Banff: The Banff Curatorial Institute, 92-109, 2004.
She co-edited Thinking About Exhibitions with Bruce W. Ferguson and Sandy Nairne, Routledge, 1996.
Jessica Mace, Ph.D., is an art and architectural historian whose current research explores concepts of modernity and heritage in the architecture of the late-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries, particularly in Canadian industrial contexts.
Her recent publications include the book Territoires d’identité: Les villes de compagnie du Canada, (co-authored with Lucie K. Morisset, Montréal: Éditions Patrimonium, 2019), and the edited volume Heritage Communities (co-edited with Myriam Joannette, Québec: Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2019).
Since 2015, Dr Mace has also been the Editor in Chief of the Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, the only peer-reviewed publication on the subject of the built environment in Canada. Relatedly, she serves on the board of directors of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada and on the executive committee of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies.
Dr Mace teaches the history of art and visual culture from prehistory to the present day, with a particular focus on modern art, Canadian art, and Canadian architecture. In 2018, she was awarded the Inspired Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching First Year Students at OCAD University. She currently teaches at Brock University and OCAD University, and is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Urban and Tourism Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal.
Ph.D. (York University)
M.A. (York University)
B.A.H. (Queen’s University)
M.A. (Royal College of Art, London)
Kitty Scott is the Chief Curator, National Gallery of Canada. Previously, she was the curator of modern and contemporary art at the AGO. Director, Visual Arts at The Banff Centre, chief curator at the Serpentine Gallery, London, and curator, Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Scott has curated exhibitions of artists such as Francis Alÿs, Janet Cardiff, Paul Chan, Peter Doig, Ragnar Kjartansson, Silke Otto-Knapp, Ken Lum, and Ron Terada, and was an agent for dOCUMENTA (13) (2012), Kassel. Scott organized the curatorial symposium Are Curators Unprofessional? (2010) at The Banff Centre and edited the publication Raising Frankenstein: Curatorial Education and Its Discontents (Koenig Books, Cologne, 2010). She has written extensively on contemporary art for catalogues and journals including Parachute, Parkett, and Canadian Art. Scott has contributed to numerous books on curatorial studies and written texts for monographic publications on the work of Matthew Barney, Peter Doig, Brian Jungen, and Daniel Richter; and for the publication Creamier: Contemporary Art in Culture (Phaidon, London, New York, 2010). As an independent curator, she has organized exhibitions including Bankside Browser (2000) for Tate Modern, London, and Universal Pictures (1999) at the Melbourne International Biennial. Scott was the Canadian coordinator for the Seventh International Istanbul Biennial (2001) and also worked on the inaugural SITE Santa Fe Biennial (1995). She is visiting professor for the Curatorial Practice Program at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, as well as an adjunct professor at York University, Toronto, and University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Georgiana Uhlyarik is Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art, and co-lead of the Indigenous + Canadian Art Department at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. She co-curated: Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak, the J.S. McLean Centre for Indigenous + Canadian Art, Introducing Suzy Lake, The Passion of Kathleen Munn, Betty Goodwin: Work Notes, as well as collaboration such as Georgia O’Keeffe with Tate Modern, Florine Stettheimer with Jewish Museum, NY, Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic with Terra Foundation for American Art and Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo. Prior to joining the AGO in 2002, she held various roles at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, The Power Plant, and the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation. She earned an Honours Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Toronto and a Master’s Degree in art history from York University. Uhlyarik’s area of interest is the work of 20th-century women artists. Originally from Romania, she lives in Toronto with her twin sons.
CURATOR, ARTS OF GLOBAL AFRICA AND THE DIASPORA
Prior to joining the AGO in 2017, Julie Crooks curated exhibitions for many organizations including BAND (Black Artists Networks in Dialogue) and the Royal Ontario Museum Of Africa project. She holds a PhD from the Department of History of Art and Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, U.K. Crooks’s area of specialty is vernacular photography of West Africa and the diaspora.
Director, Exhibitions and Collections & Senior Curator here at the Art Gallery of Hamilton