Geneviève Wallen

Geneviève Wallen

Photo credit: Laurence Philomene

Geneviève is the mentor for you, if you are interested in: grant applications, refining applications for call for submissions, curatorial research and cultural work.

Geneviève Wallen is a Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montreal and Tkaronto/Toronto-based independent curator, writer, and researcher. She obtained a BFA in Art History at Concordia University (2012) and an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice at OCAD University (2015). Wallen’s practice is informed by intersectional feminism, intergenerational dialogues, and BIPOC healing platforms offering alternatives to neo-liberal definitions of care. Her ongoing curatorial explorations include the practice of gift-giving, carving space for unfinished thoughts, and musings on the intersection of longevity and pleasure.

Wallen contributed essays for C magazine; the anthology Other Places: Reflections on Media Arts in Canada, edited by Deanna Bowen; and the anthology The Politics of Spatial Transgressions in the Arts, edited by Gregory Blair & Noa Bronstein, among others. She is a part-time Exhibition Coordinator at FOFA Gallery; a member of the collective YTB (Younger than Beyoncé) Gallery; the co-initiator (with Marsya Maharani) of Souped Up, a series of sporadic and thematic dinners for racialized curators and cultural workers; a member of the Black Curators Forum; an advisory board member of the Center for the Study of Black Canadian Diaspora, and she recently joined Vie des arts’ editorial committee.

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This initiative is made possible by the generous support of the Peter N. Thomson Family Innovation Fund.

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