Jonathan Shaughnessy is Associate Curator, Contemporary Art, at the National Gallery of Canada where his exhibitions include the 2017 Canadian Biennial, “Human Scale” (2016), “100 Years Today” in Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014 (2014-15) and Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012. He organized Louise Bourgeois: 1911-2010, the Gallery’s homage to the late sculptor that was on view in Ottawa before traveling to the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, and MOCCA, Toronto (2011-13). His most recent publication Points of Departure: Vera Frenkel Words and Works (Black Dog, 2016) followed from the major survey exhibition on the Toronto artist he organized for the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (now MOCA) in 2014. Shaughnessy is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa, and is also pursuing his PhD at the Institute of Comparative Studies in Literature, Arts and Culture (ICSLAC), Carleton University, where his research interests include Canadian and international contemporary art production and its institutional collection as related to issues of globalization, transnationalism, and diaspora.
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