AiR Initiatives Artist Talks

Katie Lawson: Curator’s Talk

Please join us for a talk by this year’s Hnyatyshyn Foundation young curator-in-residence, Katie Lawson. As Lawson’s six-week residency is coming to an end, she will speak about her curatorial practice, and her recent and upcoming projects.
Katie Lawson is a curator and writer based in Toronto. She was a curator for the Toronto Biennial of Art, working with Candice Hopkins and Tairone Bastien on the inaugural 2019 and 2022 editions. She has also curated exhibitions at Images Festival, Toronto (2023); MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie (2021); the Art Museum at the University of Toronto (2018); the Art Gallery of Ontario (2018); Y+ Contemporary, Scarborough (2017), and RYMD, Reykjavik (2017). Katie is a graduate of the Master of Visual Studies Curatorial program at the University of Toronto, where she previously completed her Master of Arts in Art History. She is currently working towards a PhD in Art and Visual Culture at Western University, with an interest in contemporary art and climate change. Lawson was awarded the Hnatyshyn Foundation Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency in 2023.

She contributes to a range of print and online publications. She was the Editorial Lead for the Toronto Biennial’s double catalogue Water, Kinship, Belief (co-published with Art Metropole, 2022) and was the Art Editor for the Hart House Review (Coach House Press, 2016-2019).

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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