Curatorial Practice

The advances, effects, and applications of digital technology, and the social determinants of health, are the main concerns that influence my approach to digital curatorial practice. Digital curation offers the possibility for innovative communication of unique experiences, and it also gives voice to those who are silenced.

As a Co-Curator in the annual exhibit, The Body Electric, with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), and the AMS Phoenix, I enjoy the process of collaborating with artists and designers to share the intent of their creative, and imaginative works, and I have an interest in studying digital curation models, techniques, and online archiving. Since the inaugural exhibition in 2014, we have received submissions from Finland, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, Thailand, The Netherlands, and the USA.

Exhibitions and documentation, since 2002

1. Art Therapy Workshop, 2002, “Our experiences of racism”. Central Technical School and TATI.

2-3. Art Therapy Workshop, 2003, “Self-Acceptance: Body Image”. Central Technical School and TATI. Masks were hung at the annual Black History month assembly.

4-8. “The Light On Our Stories”: Art auction and exhibition by survivors and secondary survivors of sexual assault. February 2008. The Centre for Women’s Studies in Education, OISE/UofT.

9-12. “The Moving Figure”, May 2009 . MaRS Discovery District, the Ontario Science Centre, and OCAD University.

13. December 6, 2009 Memorial, OCAD University. Performance artist, Sara Friend, wore all white, while holding 14 white roses for the duration of the memorial.

14-15. The Moving Figure, May 2010 . MaRS Discovery District, and the Ontario Science Centre “Anatomia” (2010-2011).

16-17. December 6, 2010 Memorial, OCAD University, Toronto, ON.

18-21. December 6, 2011 Memorial, OCAD University, Toronto, ON.

22-23. Inaugural Exhibition of “The Body Electric” (Toronto, ON., 2014). ICRE 2014 and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

24-28. “Modernist Literary Circles – A Soiree with Fourteen Installations” (March 30-Apr. 17, 2015). Installation and curatorial designs. Ryerson University.

29. ” ¡VIVA! Exhibition” (Nov. 1, 2015). The Gladstone Hotel, for “Culture of Production (Images Workshop), York University, Toronto, ON.

30-32. “The CBC Newsworld Holodeck” (April 27-30, 2015). Installation at the Ontario Centres of Excellence by Profs. Martha Ladly (OCAD University), Gerald Penn (University of Toronto) and research assistants. Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Demonstration with Premier Kathleen Wynne. Previous exhibit locations of this work: Toronto, ON (ACM-SIGCHI, 2014), Dubai, UAE (ISEA, 2015), Brussels, BE (ACM-TVX 2015), Vancouver, B.C. (ISEA, 2016).

33-37. “The Body Electric” (Vancouver, B.C., 2015). An annual digital art exhibition at ICRE, with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. https://thebodyelectric-lecorpselectrique.ca

38. “The Body Electric” (Niagara Falls, ON., 2016). An annual digital art exhibition at ICRE, with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  https://thebodyelectric-lecorpselectrique.ca

39-61. “Cross-Sections” (2017). Reception and Exhibition at Ryerson University, School of Image Arts (http://iscs-conference.com).

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