Amanda Roy (MA, 2014)

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 3:15pm

Amanda Roy is currently Sales Manager North America - ALM (archives, libraries, museums) at Axiell, the number one provider of collections management technology in the world. In her capacity as a Collections Technology Specialist, Roy has worked with some of the largest institutions in the world: the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of the American Indian, and National Museum of American History, as well as Canadian institutions such as TIFF, Ryerson Image Center, and the Canadian Museum of History.

Martha Robinson (MA, 2014)

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 3:15pm

Martha Robinson is a PhD candidate in the Interuniversity program in Art History at Concordia University. Her doctoral research is rooted in an investigation of the animal—in particular, visual culture addressing birds and avian life, and how contemporary artists adopt strategies of representation (and species) to comment on issues of climate change and extinction in the so-called Anthropocene. She has conducted extensive research on animal art and collections in Canada and the United States, and is currently writing her dissertation.  Building on her Master’s research, her project engages both posthumanist theory and historic and current practices of representation in the discipline of natural history. Robinson has recently developed and taught two undergraduate courses at Concordia: Art and the Animal: Posthumanism, Visual Culture and Art History and The Art of Natural History and the Politics of the Collection. She has also written catalogue essays for Nicholas Crombach, Jannick Deslauriers and Clint Neufeld at Art Mûr.

Treva Michelle Legassie (MA, 2016)

Conservation Piece for Catastrophe (2017), image courtesy of Treva Michelle Legassie.
Conservation Piece for Catastrophe (2017), image courtesy of Treva Michelle Legassie.
Tel Quel/As Is (2017), Installation view, image courtesy of Treva Michelle Legassie.
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 3:15pm

Treva Michelle Legassie is currently pursuing a research-creation PhD candidate at Concordia University, where she was named the J.W. McConnell Memorial Doctoral Fellow. Examining contemporary curatorial practices for environmental and site-specific art, her dissertation builds on current work calling for a new ethics of care bound to transversal and collaborative relationships between artist and curator, human and nonhuman, object and artist. Legassie is the founder and director of the Curatorial Collective at Milieux Concordia, Assistant Director of the Speculative Life Cluster, and a researcher in the Ethnography Lab and at AbTeC (Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace). She was curator of the exhibition Femynynytees (2018) at AVE, Montreal, assistant curator to Dr. Matt Soar for Tel Quel/As Is (2017) and co-ordinator for Cheryl Sim’s exhibition YMX: Land and Loss after Mirabel (2017) at POPOP Gallery, Montreal. She has published her writing in Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, PUBLIC Journal, De Gruyter Open Cultural Studies, ALTERNATIVE: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, The Senses and Society, and has presented her research internationally at ISEA and RE:TRACE 7th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art. Recent research-creation projects include; Six Tales of Peace (and War) an audio guide for the Pavilion for Peace at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, which she co-wrote and co-produced, and a sculptural work titled Conservation Piece for Catastrophe which was shown at Concordia University’s Media Gallery in 2017. She has held a research fellowship at the National Academy of the Sciences in Washington, DC, and is currently a part-time faculty member of the Communication Studies department at Concordia University.

 

trevalegassie.com

Kate Kolberg (MA, 2018)

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 4:00pm

Kate Kolberg is a writer and curator based in Toronto. Her writing in poetry and prose has been published with Peripheral Review (forthcoming), Phile: The International Journal of Desire and Curiosity (2018), Xpace Cultural Centre (2018), Studio Beat (2016), and featured in Towards (2017), The Table (2017), and Art Metropole x The Table (2018). Kate is the co-owner and programmer of a project space, Sibling (formerly Little Sister), where she has co-curated numerous exhibitions including: Mike Goldby, Silver 35 (2018), Mary Manning, Blueprints (2018), and Dana Slijboom, Immoral Support (2017). The gallery has been featured in C Magazine (2017), Editorial Magazine (2018), Ravelin (2018), Vie des Arts (forthcoming), and Peripheral Review (forthcoming). Currently, Kate is completing an Editorial Internship at C Magazine, where she serves on the editorial advisory committee, and will be the event manager for the C Magazine Annual Contemporary Art Auction 2019. In June 2019, Kate will present material from her MA project Enduring Naïveté: Art and Hellenism in a Global-Turn at the first ‘Symposium on the Greeks’ in Paros, Greece, organized by Laurentian University.

 

http://sibling.online

Vanessa Bateman (MA, 2013)

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 3:30pm

Vanessa Bateman is a PhD candidate in the Art History, Theory, and Criticism program at the University of California San Diego, funded by a 4-year SSHRC Doctoral fellowship. In addition to her doctoral work in Art History, Theory, and Criticism, Bateman is also pursuing a Specialization Track in the study of human origins through the Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny at UC San Diego and the Salk Institute of Biomedical Studies. Her dissertation research focuses on the history of animals in visual art and material culture, with a particular emphasis on visual representations of hunting in the early twentieth century. This project connects hunting practices and practices of display to technological developments in visual media concurrent with the rise of the conservationist movement in the United States, ca. 1890-1920. In 2018, Bateman was awarded the student essay prize from the Universities Art Association of Canada for her paper “Ursus horribilis,” which was subsequently published in the Spring 2018 issue of the peer-reviewed journal RACAR.

 

https://visarts.ucsd.edu/people/grad-students/vanessa-bateman.html

Nathan Heuvingh (MA, 2014)

Installation views from Are We There Yet? (2015), curated by Nathan Heuvingh, featuring the work of Omar Badrin, Adrienne Crossm
Installation views from Are We There Yet? (2015), curated by Nathan Heuvingh, featuring the work of Omar Badrin, Adrienne Crossm
Installation views from Are We There Yet? (2015), curated by Nathan Heuvingh, featuring the work of Omar Badrin, Adrienne Crossm
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 2:45pm

After graduating from the CADN program, Nathan Heuvingh became the Director of Propeller Gallery, an artist-run-centre in Toronto’s Queen West district. In 2015, he curated an exhibition titled LookListen that examined the contributions of artists to the material culture of Toronto’s music scene; this exhibition was an outgrowth of the research into popular music, contemporary art, and sound that Heuvingh developed during his graduate studies. He was also invited by Propeller Gallery to curate a show of emerging artists in July of 2015, titled Are We There Yet?, which featured the work of Omar Badrin, Adrienne Crossman, Michael DiRisio, and Julie Gemuend. In addition to his professional and curatorial interests, Heuvingh has published reviews in several academic peer-reviewed publications, including Senses and Society.

Tara Akitt (MA 2014)

Tara in front of Gyroid: A Precedent Assembly by Janine Yeung for In Flux: a one night only experience by DX + RSID presented
Guests at PlastiScene presented by Fujifilm, artwork by Charziie from Milk Glass Gallery. Courtesy of Design Exchange.
Guests at PlastiScene presented by Fujifilm, artwork by Charziie from Milk Glass Gallery. Courtesy of Design Exchange.
Nina Boccia, Jordan Soderberg Mills, and Tara Akitt in front of Jordan Soderberg Mills' work Anaglyph Mirrors presented by DX at
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 1:45pm

Following graduation from the CADN program, Tara Akitt worked at the Design Exchange, Canada's Design Museum: first as an Exhibition Coordinator, and subsequently as Permanent Collection and Programs Supervisor and Assistant Curator. She conducted research on the museum's collection of Canadian industrial design objects post-World War II, and curated exhibitions including DXUncrated: Classic Plastics. She co-curated and worked with local talent on a series of one-night-only pop-up exhibits at the Design Exchange, engaging Toronto designers and collectives with the public. At the Design Exchange, Akitt also oversaw design competitions, including those for student projects to increase accessibility of public parks and trails for people with disabilities, as well the competition “Grand Cru/Ation,” for new commuter seating at Toronto’s Union station, and managed the prominent design event EDIT: Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology. Since 2018, Akitt has been a graphic designer with the Library Street Collective in Detroit, Michigan.