Karina Roman Justo, Concordia University
Karina Roman Justo is an emerging curator, writer and researcher based in Montreal. She holds a BA in Visual and Critical Studies from OCAD University, where she was the recipient of the Graduation Award in 2020. There she also led the Journal of Visual and Critical Studies. She has published reviews in diverse publications like C Magazine the Senses and Society Journal. Karina coordinated the Mentorship Program at Sur Gallery (2019-2020) and curated the Making Spaces exhibition as part of the program’s culmination. She was the education assistant at the Textile Museum of Canada (2020-2021). Recently she was invited to be the writer in residence at Oxygen Art Centre (2022).
Karina is part of Mending the Museum, a curatorial duo interested in museum practices and pedagogical approaches in art spaces. With a background in Early Childhood Education, she focuses on inclusive educational programming within art spaces. Karina’s research is led by a decolonial critical lens. She is currently an MA candidate in Art History at Concordia University.