The Tangled Art Gallery Curator in Residence position is an opportunity for Mad, Deaf and Disability-identified curators and artists with curatorial experience interested in researching and developing accessible/crip curatorial practices and developing an exhibition or project for the 2020/21 Tangled Art Gallery season. This residency will provide an opportunity for a curatorial resident to research, develop, implement, and document innovative curatorial practices through a disability cultural lens. This residency is suited to curators and artists interested in forming relationships with artists, thinking critically about crip aesthetics (and how they can be highlighted within curatorship), and implementing these learnings in the curation of an exhibition at the end of this residency.
This residency is co-developed and supported in partnership with Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology and Access to Life, a SSHRC-funded multidisciplinary, university-community research project that aims to cultivate activist art, including Deaf, Mad, and disability art through research. Reporting to the Director of Programming at Tangled and the Program Directors of Bodies in Translation, the Curator in Residence will be encouraged to engage in self-directed research on accessible curatorial practices, outreach to national and international artists who could potentially be curated by, or connected to Tangled, and work independently in the development of a curated exhibition.
The Residency program will provide artists with a $5000 stipend. The exhibition will culminate with a public exhibition, essay and curatorial talk at Tangled Art Gallery in the 2020/2021 season.
This Call is open until August 30, 2019.
Tangled Art + Disability is committed to programming from within Deaf, Mad and disability communities and will only consider applicants for this position who identify with one of these communities. We encourage applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons.