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MARCH 2021
Moderating the March 18th panel discussion “Golden Touches: A Conversation on Queer Curating,” on the politics and practices of queer curating in Canada. I’ll be talking with guest speakers Blair Fornwald, Vanessa Kwan, Sean Lee, and Adrienne Huard and Lindsay Nixon, and registration is available here.

Handmade Mountain on view in the online group exhibition, Critical Proximity: Something About Human Connections When There is a Fissure, produced by OBORO in Montreal, PQ. All works will be on view from March 15 to May 14, 2021.

Recipient of grant from Toronto Arts Council’s Media Artists Program for a new video installation to be presented at Mercer Union in Toronto in summer 2021.

A Rude Sound: Notes on Suck Teeth Compositions (After Rashaad Newsome), an article by Dr. Kristin Moriah of Queen’s University published in the “Sound and Performance” special issue of Canadian Theatre Review

In conversation with curator Valentine Umansky and screening All That is Left Unsaid as part of Uniqlo Tate Lates: Zanele Muholi, an online series of talks, music, films and workshops responding to the upcoming Zanele Muholi exhibition at Tate Modern.

Presenting an online artist talk on October 29, as part the Fall 2020 Art Now Speakers’ Series, a component of ongoing academic offerings in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University.

Moderating “A Civic Role for Artists” an online conversation on October 27 as part of Becoming Public Art: Working Models & Case Studies for Art in Public, a nine-week virtual summit presented by the City of Markham, in partnership with ART+PUBLIC UnLtd.

In conversation with Concordia students Michaëlle Sergile and Ashley Raghubir as part of Conversations in Contemporary Art at Concordia, October 15.

Suck Teeth Compositions (After Rashaad Newsome) on view at Forest City Gallery, in London, ON opening October 10, and running until November 20, 2020.

In conversation with Jennifer Bajorek, Bridget Cook and Ana Teresa Fernandez for Redefining Resistance: “Joy” as Resistance Part I, as part of the Women And Migration(s) convening at NYU, October 7.

Hosted BLACK AUGUST BOOK CLUB, an online, four-session series of conversations and discussions with the authors of “Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada”

JULY 2020
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.

JUNE 2020
“Artist Michèle Pearson Clarke questions the status quo,” interview by Connor Garel published as a feature story in Ryerson University Magazine.

APRIL 2020
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.

MARCH 2020
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 PortraitureNovember 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.