Living in One Brain
Gaëtane Verna (Power Plant, Toronto)
In this presentation Verna will talk about the development of her curatorial vision and practice, from her early days as director of the Foreman Art Gallery at Bishops’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, through to her current position as director of The Power Plant.
Gaëtane Verna has been the Director of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary visual art since March 2012. Before taking up the post at The Power Plant, she was Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Musée d'art de Joliette in Lanaudière, Quebec for six years. From 1998 to 2006, she was the curator of the Foreman Art Gallery at Bishop’s University, while also teaching in the Art History department of both Bishop’s University and the Université du Québec à Montréal. She has many years of experience in curating, presenting, publishing catalogues and organizing exhibitions by emerging, mid-career and established Canadian and international artists such as Vasco Araújo, Alfredo Jaar, Luis Jacob, Shelagh Keeley, Kimsooja, Yam Lau, Oswaldo Maciá, Ed Pien, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Pedro Reyes, Gabor Szilasi, Javier Tellez, Denyse Thomasos, YOUNG HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES and Zineb Sedira, among many others.
The Ethnocultural Art History Research Group (EAHR) is proud to be co-presenting this lecture as part of a series of conversations hosted by the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art entitled Afternoons at the Institute. Bringing established and emerging scholars together, the series focuses on pressing questions and current issues in the research and writing of art histories.
The series has been made possible by a generous donation from the Jarislowsky Foundation.
All Afternoon at the Institute conversations are held in EV-3.725, the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, on the 3rd floor of the Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex, 1515 Ste-Catherine Street West. Metro Guy-Concordia (map).
Conversation are free and open to the public.