Monday, February 27, 2017 at 3:00 pm
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Sylvie Fortin is a curator, critic, editor and arts administrator currently based in Montréal, Canada. She was Executive and Artistic Director of La Biennale de Montréal, Canada’s premier international contemporary art event from 2013 to 2017. As Editor-in-Chief (2004-2007) and Executive Director/Editor (2007-2012), she transformed the regional publication ART PAPERS into a leading independent global media. She was also Curator of Contemporary Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, 2013), Curator of Manif 5 – the 5th Québec City Biennale (2010), Curator of Contemporary Art at the Ottawa Art Gallery (1996-2001), Program Coordinator at LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE (Quebec City, 1991-1994), and a long-term collaborator with the Montreal artist-run centre OBORO (1994-2001). Her critical essays and reviews have been published in numerous catalogues, anthologies and periodicals, including Artforum International, Art Press, C Magazine, NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art and the now-defunct Canadian publications Fuse and Parachute.