Programs / The Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency

2016 Recipient

Emerging curator Steven Cottingham of Vancouver, B.C. will conduct his residency in the summer of 2016.

Steven Cottingham

Artist and curator Steven Cottingham lives and works in Vancouver. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art and Design and has studied and carried out international residencies in New York, Madison (Maine), Berlin and St. Louis. Cottingham is the founder of the Calgary Biennial.

His curatorial projects include Atlas Sighed: The Calgary Biennial of Contemporary Art, United Congress: Reconvenience and Soft Movements in the Same Direction at The New Gallery, Calgary. His solo exhibitions and projects have been presented at Niagara Artists Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario; ZK/U, Berlin, Germany; Galerie Tiers-espace, Saint John, New Brunswick to name a few.

(Photo: Steven Cottingham)

About Fogo Island Arts

Fogo Island Arts is a residency-based contemporary art venue that supports artistic exploration, research and production for artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, curators, designers and thinkers from around the world. Since 2008, FIA has brought some of the most exciting emerging and renowned artists of today to Fogo Island, Newfoundland to take part in residencies and to present solo exhibitions at the Fogo Island Gallery. Combining contemporary art, iconic architecture and social innovation in a singular setting, FIA is a world-class institution that is uniquely rooted in community. FIA is an initiative of the Shorefast Foundation, a registered charity dedicated to improving the social, cultural and economic conditions on Fogo Island. For more information, visit the website at