TORONTO BIENNAL OF ART ANNOUNCES ITS CURATORSHIP TEAM FOR 2024 EDITION
Toronto Biennal of Art announced the appointment of Dominique Fontaine and Miguel A. López as co-curators to guide the exhibition’s third edition, taking place in 2024.
Toronto Biennial of Art Executive Director Patrizia Libralato said, “We are delighted to welcome Dominique and Miguel, thought leaders who will contribute significant scholarship, innovation, and inspiration as we shape the upcoming Biennial edition and programming. Their areas of research and ongoing commitment to supporting both emerging and established contemporary artists from Canada and around the world will deepen TBA’s connections to local communities and its place in global conversations. Together, we aim to create an event as uniquely diverse, responsive, challenging, and engaging as the city itself.”
The critically acclaimed Toronto Biennial of Art launched in 2019 and attracted over 450,526 visitors to its first two editions. The Biennial provides expanded understandings of contemporary art practices, and its free, citywide programming aims to inspire people, bridge communities, and contribute to global conversations. The Biennial has featured over 76 exhibition artists including powerful works by AA Bronson, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Ghazaleh Avarzamani, Shezad Dawood, Judy Chicago, Jeffrey Gibson, Brian Jungen, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Kapwani Kiwanga, Joar Nango, New Red Order, Jumana Manna, Caroline Monnet, Lisa Reihana, Denyse Thomasos, and Camille Turner.
Miguel A. López is a writer and curator whose practice focuses on the role of art in politics and public life, collective work and collaborative dynamics, and queer and feminist rewritings of history. He worked as chief curator, and later co-director at TEOR/éTica, San José, Costa Rica, from 2015-2020. In 2019, he curated the retrospective exhibition Cecilia Vicuña: Seehearing the Enlightened Failure at the Witte de With (now Kunstinstituut Melly), Rotterdam. The exhibition traveled to Mexico City, Madrid, and Bogota.
“I am beyond excited to work with the Toronto team and envision a meaningful 2024 Biennial for the artists, the art ecosystem, and especially for the city. I am looking forward to contributing to the local context and encouraging new collaborations with artists, activists, and cultural workers that are posing urgent questions about what forms art can take in the public sphere. I am devoted to bringing art that challenges, inspires, encourages, and connects us”, explains the designated curator.
Dominique Fontaine is a cultural leader, curator, advisor, and strategist on innovation in arts and culture. As a connector, she brings together artists, curators, and the public to enable transformative actions for diversity, equity, and inclusion in contemporary art. Fontaine is a curator and Founding Director of aposteriori, a non-profit curatorial platform – researching, documenting, developing, producing, and facilitating innovation in diverse contemporary art practices.