Workshops & Education

2020 BIPOC Curatorial Mentor In Residence: Michelle Jacques

December 1
December 31, 2020

The inaugural BIPOC Mentor Residency with Michelle Jacques, Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

As part of her residency, Michelle will lead workshops for emerging arts professionals. Preference will be given to participants who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, POC. Please contact the gallery to enquire about registration. All programs are free.

Presented in partnership with the Historic Joy Kogawa House Residency Programme.

Participant Bios

She is the Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV), where she is responsible for guiding a curatorial and education program that links contemporary practices, ideas and issues to the Gallery’s historical collections and legacies.⁣
Since joining the AGGV, Michelle has facilitated projects with contemporary artists Rodney Sayers and Emily Luce; Gwen MacGregor; Hiraki Sawa; Charles Campbell and Farheen HaQ; and Carol Sawyer; co-curated major retrospectives of the work of Anna Banana and Jock Macdonald; and developed a series of installations that use the AGGV’s collection to evoke cross-temporal and cross-cultural conversations.⁣
Prior to moving west, she held various roles in the Contemporary and Canadian departments of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; was the Director of Programming at the Centre for Art Tapes in Halifax; and taught courses in writing, art history and curatorial studies at NSCAD University, University of Toronto Mississauga, and OCAD University.⁣