School of the Arts

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.

Current Currator-in-Residence

Genevieve Flavelle


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.

Alize Zorlutuna


Alize Zorlutuna is a queer interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator whose work explores relationships to land, culture and the more-than-human, while thinking through, history, ancestral wisdom and healing. Having moved between Tkarón:to and Anatolia (present-day Turkey) both physically and culturally throughout their life has informed Alize’s practice—making them attentive to spaces of encounter. Alize enlists poetics and a sensitivity to materials in works that span video, installation, printed matter, performance and sculpture. The body and its sensorial capacities are central to their work.


Alize has presented work in galleries and artist-run centres across Turtle Island, including: Plug In ICA, InterAccess, Gallery TPW, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Mercer union Centre For Contemporary Art, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Art Gallery of Burlington, XPACE, Audain Art Museum, Access Gallery, as well as internationally at The New School: Parsons (NY), Mind Art core (Chicago) and Club Cultural Matienzo (Argentina).

Berlin Reed


Berlin Reed is an independent curator, author, community organizer, and chef based outside of Tiohtià:Ke//Montréal. A 2023 Fellow of the Wildseed Centre for Art & Activism, Berlin began to establish himself in 2009 by curating multi-dimensional pop-ups in artistic ecosystems from San Francisco to Brooklyn to Montreal – culminating in the 2013 publication of his memoir “The Ethical Butcher: How Thoughtful Eating Can Change Your World”.  As a Gastro-Curator, Berlin seeks to infiltrate the viewer’s world through sensorial works and collaborative installations with transdisciplinary artists – creating immersive spaces without regard for conventional lines between curator and artist, artist and artisan.