Marie-Ève Lafontaine
 has been selected for the 2020 Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency. Lafontaine is a Canadian curator and writer based in New York, where she recently completed a Masters in Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Previously, she was Managing Director of the Canadian organization Arsenal Contemporary in New York.

The Young Curator Residency, valued at $15,000 (CAD) annually, offers an exceptional Canadian curator between the ages of 25 and 30 the opportunity to spend six weeks on Fogo Island, Newfoundland, as part of FIA’s international residency program. During the residency, the curator works closely with FIA artists-in-residence, staff, and members of the community, and contributes to FIA initiatives. Candidates are selected based on their body of work, curatorial philosophy, and proposed residency objectives. This year’s selection was adjudicated by Nicolaus Schafhausen, FIA Strategic Director, and art and exhibition historian Reesa Greenberg.

Marie-Ève Lafontaine is a writer and curator based in New York. She was recently Managing Director of the Canadian organization Arsenal Contemporary, New York, a curator at Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin, and chief curator at TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art in Poland. Lafontaine has curated solo exhibitions of artists such as Janet Cardiff, Alicja Kwade, Gilad Ratman and Ari Benjamin Meyers, and was involved in Schinkel Pavillon’s critically acclaimed Louise Bourgeois exhibition, The Empty House, in 2018. In addition to her institutional experience, Lafontaine is the editor of several solo catalogues of contemporary artists and is a regular contributor to online and printed journals.

For more information visit the Hnatyshyn Foundation website.

Image: Marie-Ève Lafontaine. Photo by Anna Tomczynska.