Awarded the inaugural 2020-21 artist residency at The Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto.
In conversation with AGO Associate Curator of Photography Julie Crooks for Art In The Spotlight: The Montgomery Collection of Caribbean Photographs, about a singular collection of more than 3,500 historical images from 34 countries including Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad.
“Artist Michèle Pearson Clarke questions the status quo,” interview by Connor Garel published as a feature story in Ryerson University Magazine.
Interviewed photographer Alyssa Bistonath for Canadian Art.
In conversation with writer and educator Laurence Butet-Roch and artist Shellie Zhang on April 30th for Representation and Photography: Subjectivity, Collaboration and Ethics, part of the Converge Lecture Series in coordination with Maximum Exposure’s year-end online exhibition event.
Subject of a symposium paper delivered at the Sounding Race Symposium in Edmonton, Alberta by Dr. Kristin Moriah of Queen’s University – A Rude Sound: Notes on Suck Teeth Compositions (After Rashaad Newsome).
Migration and Meaning in Art reviewed by Angela N. Carroll in BMoreArt, March 4, 2020.
Appointed as an Adjunct Professor at OCAD University.
All That is Left Unsaid screens in the program, “The Pursuit of Vulnerability,” part of the film series “Happy Birthday, Toni! A Celebration of Black Women,” a celebration of Toni Morrison’s life and work at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Suck Teeth Compositions (After Rashaad Newsome) on view in the exhibition, “Migration and Meaning in Art,” at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), curated by Dr. Deborah Willis and running from January 30 to March 15, 2020.
In conversation with Zun Lee, Deanna Bowen, Fred Moten, Stefano Harvey and Dr. Christina Sharpe on December 18th for Ways of Caring, part of a multi-year initiative to activate the Art Gallery of Ontario’s acquisition of Lee’s Fade Resistance collection and to engage a range of publics in Toronto.
Appointed as a Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies (SDS). This is an honorary title that acknowledges an individual outside of the University of Toronto in their commitment to sexual diversity and social justice in their teaching, scholarship, community work, and art.
Together with Gaëlle Morel, RIC Exhibitions Curator, leading a joint tour of the exhibition, “The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture” November 13th at 6:00pm at Ryerson Image Centre.
Premiering a new film, Handmade Mountain, as part of Five@50: An Intimate Look at Contemporary LGBTQ2+ Lives and Identities, with a screening and discussion November 12th at 7:30pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Leading a Sunday Scene tour, with a response to Rashid Johnson’s exhibition “Anxious Audience” at The Power Plant, November 10th at 2:00pm.
Attending the Black Artists Retreat, hosted by Theaster Gates at the Park Avenue Armory in New York.
Visiting artist at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, with a public lecture on October 24th.
The Animal Seems to Be Moving on view in the exhibition, The Gender Conspiracy, at the Art Gallery of Burlington, curated by Suzanne Carte and running from August 31 to December 31, 2019. Opening reception, Friday September 13th at 6:00pm, and Artist Tour, Saturday September 7th, 1:00-2:00pm.
Suck Teeth Compositions (After Rashaad Newsome) on view at The New Gallery in Calgary, opening September 13, and running until October 27, 2019.
Launched a monthly column in The Toronto Star, as part of my Photo Laureate activities.