CFAT is so excited to announce that we’ve selected our new Curator-in-Residence! The residency will be supporting Lucy Pauker and Alessia Oliva as they research their curatorial project Poems for Impending Doom.
Poems for Impending Doom will feature Arielle Twist, Camila Salcedo, Camille Rojas, and Madeleine Scott. With this project they are interested in imagining a future where collaboration and poetics are vital. Poems for Impending Doom brings together four artists who have never previously collaborated and asks them to create art in pairs, while exploring and documenting collaborative and communicative processes. Poems for Impending Doom will ask these artists to think and respond to what a complete deconstruction of conventional understandings of art, institutions, borders and bodies could look like. How can we come together to re-imagine a collective future?
About Lucy and Alessia
Lucy is an artist and curator based in Halifax and Toronto. They are a recent graduate of NSCAD’s Intermedia program and currently live in Bridgetown, NS. Lucy frequently curates collaboratively, and believes in the curator’s responsibility and accountability to ensure that the work they facilitate is accessible to everyone who would like to engage with it.
Alessia is a writer, curator and photo-based artist living and working in Toronto. She is interested in curatorial work that is conceptual, experimental, and community-focused. Alessia works to facilitate art events and poetry readings- mainly in non-commercial spaces- that invite sharing. She is interested in methods of increasing community access to art knowledge and information beyond institutional constraints. She is completing her BFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice at OCAD University.