About the Curator-in-Residence position
Launching in the Fall of 2023 the School of the Arts (SOTA) at McMaster in collaboration with the McMaster Museum of Art, and the Art Gallery of Hamilton will host a Curator in Residence for a period of 8 months (September to April). The residency invites an emerging or mid-career curator to work on the McMaster campus to mentor students on curatorial practices and to teach collaboratively in our Certificate in Critical Curatorial Studies. The Curator should be committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in their curatorial practice and engage with anti-oppressive and decolonized frameworks. We are particularly interested in site specific and socially-engaged practices in addition to more conventional curatorial practices.
The Curator in Residence will engage students in our Certificate in Critical Curatorial Studies to develop a curatorial project and to learn to write curatorial texts. Additionally, the Curator in Residence will work with SOTA students to curate a selection of student work for campus exhibitions and a minimum of 1 studio critique per term (2 total). Other options might include in class visits and public outreach through talks or museum tours.
Genevieve Flavelle (she/her) is a curator, writer, educator, and PhD candidate in Art History at Queen’s University, focusing on LGBTQ2S+ contemporary art. Her projects examine queer politics and culture, historical erasure, queer world-making, and reparative archival practices in contemporary art. She has curated exhibitions in galleries and artist-run centres across Canada. Her writing has appeared in various art publications, exhibition catalogues, and the Journal of Feminist Scholarship. From 2017-18 she was the Operations Director at Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre and Editorial Assistant at C Magazine. Genevieve is a queer white settler of European ancestry raised and currently living in Tkaronto/Toronto, ON.