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2014 Curatorial Panel

West Coast and Yukon

Jordan Strom is Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Surrey Art Gallery. In previous curatorial roles he has organized exhibitions and projects for the Vancouver Art Gallery, Kamloops Art Gallery, Presentation House Gallery, Republic Gallery and Dadabase. As curator at the Surrey Art Gallery, Strom has presented solo exhibitions of the work of Cao Fei, Sarindar Dhaliwal, Brendan Fernandes, Ryoji Ikeda, among others. Recent group exhibitions have addressed contemporary art and translation (Finding Correspondences, 2011), contemporary artist self-portraiture (Scenes of Selves, Occasions for Ruses, 2012), the proto-cinematic (Vision Machine, 2012), contemporary art through Indian music and dance (Spectacular Sangeet, 2013), and memory, history and trans-Pacific migration (Ruptures in Arrival: Art in the Wake of the Komagata Maru, 2014). From 2004 to 2008, Strom worked as editor at Fillip Magazine.

Prairies and The North

Paul Butler’s multidisciplinary practice is focused around community, collaboration and artist-run activity. Some of his projects include: The Collage Party – touring studio made open to the public; directing The Other Gallery – a nomadic commercial gallery; leading Reverse Pedagogy – an experimental residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts; and serving as the inaugural artist-in-residence at The Art Gallery of Ontario. He has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; White Columns, New York City; Creative Growth Art Centre, Oakland; La Maison Rouge, Paris. In 2013, Butler was appointed as the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.


Srimoyee Mitra is a curator and writer. She has worked as the art writer for publications in India such as Time Out Mumbai and Art India Magazine. From 2008 to 2011 she was the Programming Co-ordinator of SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) in Toronto, where curatorial projects included Crossing Lines: An Intercultural Dialogue at the Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Brantford. Mitra has participated in conferences across Canada, most recent ones include the Urban Field Speaker’s Series in April 2014 where she moderated a talk by critically acclaimed curator Fulya Erdemci; Emerging Approaches to the Sustainability in Art, part of the major exhibition Land/Slide: Possible Futures in October 2013, Critical Dialogues in Curatorial and Art Practices organized by the Ontario Arts Council in March 2013 and York University’s Connect/ Reconnect in fall 2012, where she was the keynote speaker. She has been published in Scapegoat Journal, Fuse and C Magazines in Canada and is currently the Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Windsor where her ongoing series of exhibitions Border Cultures has been subject to important reviews in Canadian art journals including Border Crossings, Fuse Magazine and Canadian Art Online. Border Cultures: Part One (homes, land) was awarded the “2013 Exhibition of the Year” at the 36th Ontario Association of Art Galleries Award.


Marie-Eve Beaupré is an art historian, curator and author of contemporary art essays and articles as well as the curator of Quebec and Canadian Contemporary Art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. With a Master’s degree in art history from Université du Québec à Montréal, her doctoral research consists of examining the practice of monochrome painting and the collection of work in that medium by Canadian museums. The 2011 winner of the Contemporary Art Galleries Association award for young curators, that same year Ms. Beaupré produced an exhibition based on work from the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal collection. Her list of achievements also includes co-crafting a retrospective of François Lacasse’s body of work and the accompanying monograph with the Musée d'art de Joliette. The project was presented at the Musée d'art de Joliette, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery in Halifax, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre in Kingston, and the College of Art and Design in Calgary. From 2004 to 2012, she worked on numerous contracts at the Galerie de l'UQAM, more particularly, curatorship of the exhibitions entitled David Spriggs. Stratachrome, Stéphane La Rue. Retracer la peinture (in collaboration with Louise Déry), and Libre < échange. Extraits de la collection. Among her current projects is an exhibition entitled Ceci n’est pas une machine featuring work by Jean-Pierre Gautier to be shown at Expression (QC) in 2014.


Pan Wendt is Curator at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown, PEI. He joined the gallery in 2010 following graduate study at Yale University (MA 2005, MPhil, PhD Candidate 2006) and Williams College (MA 2003). While studying art history, he worked as a freelance curator and critic, and was Adjunct Curator at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery from 2007 to 2010. Exhibition credits include James Lee Byars: Letters from the World’s Most Famous Unknown Artist (Mass MoCA, 2004), Colleen Wolstenholme: A Divided Room (Confederation Centre Art Gallery, 2008), Funkaesthetics (with Luis Jacob, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, 2009), Free Parking (CCAG, 2011), Aganetha Dyck: Guest Workers (CCAG, 2011), Swintak and Don Miller: Artist-Run Bunker, Vol. 1 (CCAG, 2012), and Quotation (CCAG, 2013). He has been co-curator of Art in the Open in Charlottetown since its inception in 2011. He has taught at University of Prince Edward Island, served on numerous local and national juries, and published in various contemporary art journals and catalogues.