As a professor of art history and theory, curator, writer and editor, I seek to create new avenues of creative research and scholarship. I use curatorial strategies (online and in situ) as a spring board for interdisciplinary collaborations that seek to focus upon environmental degradation.
I hold a Ph.D. in Art History and Theory from the University of Essex (2002), and am associate professor of Art History and Theory at the University of Ottawa, Canada. I co-founded and am editor of Drain Magazine: A Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture, 2004-Present. My new book, The Artist as Curator, was published by Intellect in Sept. 2015. I also co-edited Global and Local Art Histories, 2007 with Gregory Minissale. I have curated over 15 exhibitions internationally, both in gallery spaces and non-traditional spaces. Preternatural, Dec. 2011- Feb. 2012, comprised of five exhibitions at venues across Ottawa, Canada including the Canadian Museum of Nature. Other exhibitions include: Lines of Flight, at Hunter College, NYC, 2007 (winner of Leonardo curatorial competition); Afterglow (featuring Ghada Amer, Alfredo Jaar and Bill Viola, amongst others) in Lacoste, France, 2007; Wangechi Mutu: The Cinderella Curse at the ACA Gallery, Georgia, USA, 2007; and the international group show, Hold On, co-curated with Avantika Bawa at Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, 2011.
In May, 2015, I was the recipient of a four year SSHRC Insight Grant to support the research for Ephemeral Coast.