The School of Graduate Studies Speaker Series is pleased to be hosting:

Geneviève Wallen

Tuesday April 12th 2023

6:30 – 7:30PM
Doors: 6:00 PM

130 Queens Quay E, Level 4R
OCADU Waterfront Campus


ASL translation services provided.

Geneviève Wallen is an award-winning independent curator, writer, researcher, and workshop facilitator. Wallen’s practice is rooted in Tiohtiá:ke/Mooniyang (Montréal) and Tkaronto (Toronto). Her curatorial and administrative work is informed by intersectional feminism, intergenerational dialogues, and BIPOC platforms offering alternatives to neo-liberal definitions of care. Her ongoing curatorial explorations include the practice of gift-giving, carving space for unfinished thoughts, and musings on the intersection of longevity and pleasure.

Wallen was awarded the Joan Yvonne Lowndes Award from the Canada Arts Council and the GOG Awards for Art Writing in 2022. She contributed essays for C magazine; the anthology Other Places: Reflections on Media Arts in Canada, edited by Deanna Bowen; and the anthology The Politics of Spatial Transgressions in the Arts, edited by Gregory Blair & Noa Bronstein, among others. Wallen is also an Exhibition Coordinator at FOFA Gallery; she is also a member of the collective YTB (Younger than Beyoncé) Gallery; the co-initiator (with Marsya Maharani) of Souped Up; a member of the Black Curators Forum; an advisory board member of the Centre for the Study of Black Canadian Diaspora, and part Vie des arts’ editorial committee.

Light refreshments served.

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