Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency


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Janique Vigier
 has been selected for the 2018 Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency. Originally from Winnipeg, Vigier is a curator and writer based in upstate New York, where she is completing a Masters in Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

The Young Curator Residency program, valued at 15,000 CAD annually, sends an exceptional young Canadian curator between the ages of 25 and 30 to work in residence at Fogo Island Arts, a contemporary art venue on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. During the residency, the curator will work closely with Fogo Island Arts’ international artists-in-residence, staff, and members of the community, and contribute to Fogo Island Arts initiatives. The six-week residency will take place in the spring of 2018. Candidates are selected based on their body of work, curatorial philosophy, and their ability to work both independently and as part of a team. This year’s selection was adjudicated by Nicolaus Schafhausen, Strategic Director of Fogo Island Arts and Director of Kunsthalle Wien, and Reesa Greenberg, an art and exhibition historian.

Janique Vigier is a curator and writer based in upstate New York. She is the Assistant Editor at Semiotext(e), Los Angeles, and has held positions as Curatorial Fellow at Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin and as Assistant Curator at Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg. She has curated projects at The Kitchen, New York; Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York; Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson; and RAW Gallery, Winnipeg. Her writing has appeared in Border Crossings, Portikus Journal, Animal Shelter, and Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts, among others. With Chris Kraus and Hedi El Khoti, she recently co-edited the fifth issue of the journal Animal Shelter. She is a graduate from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

For more information visit the Hnatyshyn Foundation website.