Figureworks 2019 Jury
The Figureworks prize is evaluated by a jury of peer professional artists, curators and arts administrators representing a broad range of media and forms of art.
Michael Davidge is an artist, writer, and independent curator. He holds an M.A. in English Literature from Concordia University and an M.F.A. in Visual Arts from Western University. He is a proponent of artist-run culture and was the Artistic Director of Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre in Kingston before moving to Ottawa in 2012. Recent projects include Cultural Engineering, a multi-year artist-driven on-line video exploration of the Arts Court redevelopment project for SAW Video which culminated in an exhibition in 2018; and She Wants an Output: A Herstory of Punk in Ottawa for Carleton University Art Gallery in 2017. A member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), his writing on art and culture has appeared in publications such as BlackFlash, Border Crossings, C Magazine, Canadian Art, and the National Gallery of Canada Magazine. He is the Akimbo Akimblog arts correspondent for the National Capital Region.
Andrew Morrow is an award-winning, contemporary Canadian painter, whose professional practice is characterized by a restless desire to both inhabit and extend historical, narrative painting. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Queen’s University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Ottawa. Morrow’s work has been widely exhibited and reviewed throughout Canada and abroad. In addition to his practice as an artist, Morrow is a professor at the University of Ottawa, and a board member with the Council for the Arts in Ottawa. Morrow lives in Chelsea, QC, with his wife and two sons.
Joanne Stober is a curator and programmer who has spent nearly two decades and managing National collections of historical and contemporary art and photography at the Library and Archives Canada and as the Historian of War and Visual Culture at the Canadian War Museum. Her work is committed to managing and building collections, creating relationships with donors and stakeholders and working with Canadian artists. Joanne specializes in photography and film and focuses her work on curating and programming a mix of historical and contemporary works focusing on photojournalism and conflict. She has her PhD in Communications and Film History from Concordia University and teaches in the Visual Arts faculty at the University of Ottawa and is an Adjunct Professor at Carleton University in the School of Art and Culture. She has served twelve combined years on the Executive of the International Society of Cinema and Media Studies Archives Committee and the Film Studies Association of Canada. She is a regular contributor to BorderCrossings.
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