Milena Placentile, Curator and Writer
Moderating the session: Lasting Impressions: Ephemeral Artworks in the City - Saturday, November 6 at 3:00 pm
Milena Placentile is a Winnipeg-based curator and writer. Over the years, she has worked with various organizations including Video Pool Media Arts Centre (Winnipeg), SMART Project Space (Amsterdam), and the Ottawa Art Gallery. She recently served as Acting Director of the University of Winnipeg's Gallery 1C03, and she will join Konstfack University of Art, Craft, and Design in Stockholm as a curator/researcher in residence in the fall. Holding a Master of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto, Placentile maintains an interest in socially and politically engaged artistic practices, audience experience, and progressive cultural policy. She is a member of the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art (IKT) and has recently joined The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics to contribute to the hosting of Encuentro 2014 in Winnipeg. For her work as a curator, she has received generous support from organizations including the Canada Council for the Arts, the Winnipeg and Manitoba Arts Councils, the Consulate General of France in Toronto, the Henry Moore Foundation, and the International Association of Art Critics (Armenia). In addition to commissioned critical responses, Placentile has written for Fuse, Border Crossings, Muse, Akimblog andLaPinta (Barcelona). She is a regional contributing editor to Fuse. Her recent exhibitions include No Time to Lose (Aberdeen, 2008), The Arts of Togetherness (Toronto, 2009), The Pinky Show: Class Treason Stories (excerpts) (Winnipeg, 2009; Toronto, 2010), and three online exhibitions for the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad: Competition,Corporatization,and Consumerism (2009/2010). Showing Up, Speaking Out, a month-long series of performance-based interventions in Winnipeg launches in September.