November 1 – December 31, 2020
Sylvie Fortin is an independent curator, researcher, critic, and editor based between Montréal, New York, and Omaha, NE. She is developing a group exhibition in two episodes delving into the storied entanglements of the body and hospitality, to be presented at Bemis Center and the University at Buffalo Art Galleries (2021-2022).
She is currently the Curator-in-Residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. She was Executive/Artistic Director of La Biennale de Montréal (2013-2017), Executive Director/Editor of ART PAPERS in Atlanta (2004-2012), and Curator of Manif 5 – the 5th Québec City Biennial (2010). She frequently contributes to numerous periodicals, including Artforum International, ART PAPERS, C Magazine, and Flash Art International, and her critical texts have been published in many catalogues, readers, and anthologies. She initiated PASS, the journal of International Biennial Association in 2018 and is currently editing its second issue, to be released in December 2020. She is also editing the Fall 2020 issue of Public Journal on the currencies of hospitality, which she has been researching since 2017. Her recent exhibition of new works by Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens (2019) at Bemis will be touring through 2023, radically reconfigured for each venue. She is collaborating with Argentinian-French Liv Schulman for the North American premiere of her work, including The New Inflation (2021), a performance in three episodes cast, written, produced, and filmed in Omaha.