Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Art Metropole announces new Executive Director

Press release:

"Art Metropole is very pleased to announce the appointment of Danielle St-Amour as Executive Director. St-Amour will take up the post on February 22, 2016.

Danielle St-Amour brings to Art Metropole her talents as a writer and curator, a highly effective administrator and a gifted collaborator with a reputation for forward-thinking approaches to the exhibition and distribution of artist-initiated publications. St-Amour served as a member of Art Metropole’s Board of Directors from 2012-2015, during which time the organisation benefited immeasurably from her dedicated and innovative assistance with programming, fundraising, and event organising.

At a vital time of re-development for Art Metropole, Danielle's succession as Executive Director is key to ensuring continuity of leadership as the organisation embarks on a process of re-visioning. St-Amour’s intimate knowledge of and unflagging commitment to Art Metropole makes her a uniquely qualified and natural fit for the role of Executive Director.

St-Amour comes to Art Metropole from the Art Gallery of Ontario, where she was the Project Coordinator for the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize and the Artist in Residence Programs. She was previously at the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, and was the co-founder of the gallery and project space WWTWO, in Montreal. "I’m very excited and honoured to be taking on this new role with Art Metropole, an organization I have been involved with for nearly 4 years, and have admired deeply for many more. Alongside an incredible group of staff and board, I look forward to engaging with Art Metropole’s diverse creative community, and continuing to rethink the possibilities of print, distribution and artists’ publishing."

Danielle St-Amour is an artist, writer, and curator based in Toronto, who works predominately with collaborative projects and platforms. She currently co-edits the critical publication Rearviews with Xenia Benivolski, and recently guest-edited the Autumn 2015 issue of C Magazine, Poetry, alongside Kari Cwynar and cheyanne turions. She has worked as an editor and publications advisor with Kunstverein Toronto, and is a member of the editorial advisory board at C magazine. In 2013 she co-curated the exhibition TO BECOME WHOLE at The Banff Centre, with writer and art historian Robin Simpson.  She was a participant in the Banff Research in Culture Institute, 2014, and joined the Critical Arts Writing Symposium at the Banff International Curatorial Institute in 2015. She regularly publishes writing and criticism, and works as a book designer for several galleries and artists."

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