Artscape is pleased to announce the appointment of Karie Liao as the inaugural Resident Curator at Artscape Youngplace. Karie will bring to life the 2014 programming vision for the Artscape Youngplace Hallway Galleries, working in collaboration with the Artscape Youngplace Curatorial Advisory and Artscape staff. This will involve commissioning new art works exploring a thematic artistic project throughout the year, building partnerships with local artists and organizations for dynamic exhibitions, and hosting a slate of public events encouraging cross-pollination between artists and community members. The Hallway Galleries are open to the public year-round, free of charge, and span more than 9,000 square feet of spectacular corridor and stairwell space throughout the building.
“The West Queen West neighbourhood is rich with art and culture and I look forward to contributing a fresh approach with the artistic programming at Artscape Youngplace as we showcase and commission projects that celebrate experimentation and new perspectives, encourage collaborations between artists and community members, and foster the exchange of ideas and skills within our community,” said Karie Liao.
Karie was recently the Resident Curator at the Textile Museum and is currently the Artistic Director of CAFK+A (Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener & Area). She has also worked with Jessica Bradley Art + Projects (Toronto), Creative Time (New York), Deitch Projects (New York) and Dare Dare (Montreal), developed tours for the AGO and worked with other acclaimed galleries and arts centres. She holds a Masters of Arts, Art History and Curatorial Studies from York University.
“Karie has a great vision for the potential of the new Hallway Galleries. Her phenomenal instinct for artistic excellence and passion for community participation is a perfect fit for Artscape Youngplace, and I look forward to our many new artistic endeavors celebrating experimentation, collaboration and engagement in the year ahead.” said Managing Director Natasha Mytnowych.
Artists and organizations wishing for more information about accessing space for independent and collaborative projects at the Artscape Youngplace Hallway Galleries should visit the Hallway Galleries page on this site.
Photo by Nicolas Barrette