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In conversation with Kitty Scott, BFA 90

National Gallery of Canada’s first female chief curator

Date & time
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

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Kitty Scott, BFA 90, Johanne Sloan, BFA 83


This event is free


University Advancement



Women & Leadership Corner Office Series

In conversation with Johanne Sloan, BFA 83, professor in Concordia’s Department of Art History, Kitty Scott, BFA 90, will discuss her role as the first female Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Canada, the pivotal moments in her life and challenges she faced on her career journey.

Kitty Scott, BFA 90

Deputy Director and Chief Curator, National Gallery of Canada (NGC)

Kitty Scott, BFA 90

Before her current role at the NGC, Kitty Scott worked at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) as the Carol and Morton Rapp Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Previously she was Director of Visual Arts at The Banff Centre, Canada; Chief Curator at the Serpentine Gallery, UK; and Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada. Scott’s extensive resume includes exhibitions of artists such as Francis Alÿs, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Paul Chan, Peter Doig, Theaster Gates, Brian Jungen & Duane Linklater, Janice Kerbel, Ragnar Kjartansson, Scott McFarland, Silke Otto-Knapp, Frances Stark and Ron Terada.

She was a core agent for Germany’s dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012, and has been named curator the Canadian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017) and co-curator of the Liverpool Biennale (2018). Scott has written extensively on contemporary art for catalogues, books and journals and edited the publication Raising Frankenstein: Curatorial Education and Its Discontents (2010).

Johanne Sloan, BFA 83

Professor and Chair, Concordia’s Department of Art History

Johanne Sloan, BFA 83

Johanne Sloan's research and teaching encompass contemporary Canadian Art, landscape art and aesthetics, and urban visual culture.

She has written extensively about Expo 67, Montreal's world's fair, and about the artist and experimental filmmaker Joyce Wieland.

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