Sunday, October 22, 5:00-8:30pm
5:00pm; Panel/Q&A 5:30-7:00pm; Reception 7:00-8:30pm
Parisian Laundry – 3550 Saint-Antoine West
Drinks and refreshments will be served
RSVP: or click ‘Going’ on the Facebook event
FREE and open to all.

Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, ELAN’s Visiting Curator Series is designed to create links between Quebec artists and cultural centres outside Quebec, with the goal of increasing career opportunities and market awareness.

The confirmed curators for 2017 are:

  • Emelie Chhangur: Assistant Director/Curator at the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) and independent curator/writer
  • Alex Fialho: Programs Director at Visual AIDS, Research and Curatorial Associate Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and frequent contributor to Artforum
  • Larry Ossei-Mensah: NYC independent curator and cultural critic, Co-Founder of ARTNOIR

The curators will present on strategies for artists to get their work seen and exhibited, observations of the art markets they participate in, and their own curatorial practices. The discussion will be followed by a reception and networking event.

For more details on the curators and the project, click here.

** Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts, travel subsidies are available on a first come first served basis for artists coming to the event from West Quebec. For more information, please contact


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Suites 706 & 708, 917 (Quebec Relations)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3B 1A7
Phone: (514)-935-3312

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