Renée Baert, PhD
Part-time Instructor, Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts) & MFA Seminar
Renee Baert is a critic and independent curator. She has written extensively on contemporary art for numerous art magazines and catalogues and several of her essays have been subsequently anthologized. She has curated numerous exhibitions at galleries across Canada over a span of more than twenty years and was Director/Curator of the Gallery of the former Saidye Bronfman Center for the Arts from 2004-07. Recent exhibitions include MetroLines, featuring artists' billboard scale drawings in the Montreal subway system (2011-12) and an internationally circulating exhibition, Shilpa Gupta - will we ever be able to mark enough? (2011-13). She is editor of the anthology Territories of Difference, published by the Walter Phillips Gallery and co-editor of the issue Curatorial Strategies, published by n.paradoxa magazine. She holds a Ph.D. in Communications from McGill University. She teaches in the MFA program of Concordia University, where the subject matter of her courses has included curatorial practice, issues in public art, discursive dress and other topics. She also teaches history and theory of video art in the Intermedia/Cyberarts program.
PhD McGill University
Areas of expertise
Contemporary art, curatorial practice