Sylvie Fortin brings proven leadership and a unique combination of professional experience and artistic vision to the Biennale de Montréal. She will move to Montreal from Kingston, where she has been Curator of Contemporary Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University since last January. As Editor-in-Chief (2004-2007) and Executive Director/Editor (2007-2012) of ART PAPERS, she led the organization from a regional publication to a global thought leader. She was Curator of the 5th Quebec City Biennale (2010), Curator of Contemporary Art at the Ottawa Art Gallery (Ottawa, 1996-2001), Program Coordinator at LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE (Quebec City, 1991-1994), and a long-term collaborator with OBORO (Montreal, 1994-2001). Her critical essays and reviews have been published in numerous catalogues, anthologies and periodicals.
Sylvie Fortin will assume her new duties on September 3, 2013. She will be responsible for the next edition of La Biennale de Montréal, which will take place at the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal (MACM) and across satellite sites from October 9, 2014 to January 4, 2015. This edition of the BNL MTL— an invitation to revisit the future in L’avenir – (looking forward)—will reflect the vision of the Biennale’s guest curators Peggy Gale and Gregory Burke, and MACM curators Lesley Johnstone and Mark Lanctôt. Fortin will also be responsible for the positioning and strategic development of future editions of the Biennale de Montréal.