ADVA Research assistant
Kate Bursey, (She/They), Concordia University (Montreal)
Kate Bursey is an emerging artist, curator, writer and researcher based in Montreal and Toronto. They are currently an undergraduate student in Art History at Concordia University. During her time at Concordia Kate has organized the Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History's (CUJAH) annual conference under the theme Queering Archives as the Conference Coordinator (2022-2023). They are also a current Research Assistant with Ethnocultural Art Histories Research Platform (EAHR-P) where they participated in coordinating numerous events including the Worlding Tiohtià:ke / Montreal Bridging Knowledges, Practices, and Beings conference (2023) and curating the Kaleidoscopic Futures vitrine exhibition (2023).
Kate's research interests are primarily centred in archives, identities, sci-fi/futurism, subcultures and food and how these themes have interacted with art histories and contemporary artists. Kate is also an artist whose projects use installation, photography and sculpture to create physical manifestations of how her identity has interacted with the world around them. Through their artistic and academic research considering multiple ways of knowing Kate hopes to explore and foster community and placemaking initiatives to produce connectedness and community.