Marie-Ève Lafontaine selected for the 2020 Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency
Marie-Ève Lafontaine is a writer and curator based in New York. She was recently Managing Director of the Canadian organization Arsenal Contemporary, New York, a curator at Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin, and chief curator at TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art in Poland. Lafontaine has curated solo exhibitions of artists such as Janet Cardiff, Alicja Kwade, Gilad Ratman and Ari Benjamin Meyers, and was involved in Schinkel Pavillon’s critically acclaimed Louise Bourgeois exhibition, The Empty House, in 2018. In addition to her institutional experience, Lafontaine is the editor of several solo catalogues of contemporary artists and is a regular contributor to online and printed journals.
“The Young Curator Residency creates exceptional opportunities for emerging curators,” said Nicolaus Schafhausen. “In addition to the possibility of mentorship and collaboration, Fogo Island Arts and Shorefast provide a context for young Canadian curators to develop global networks that are essential to contemporary curatorial practice, all within the unique setting and rich culture of Fogo Island. We very much look forward to working with Marie-Ève Lafontaine.”
About Fogo Island Arts
Fogo Island Arts is a residency-based contemporary art venue that supports research and production of new work 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, Canada 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. Fogo Island Arts is an initiative of the Shorefast Foundation, a registered charity dedicated to improving the social, cultural and economic conditions on Fogo Island and other small places around the world. For more information, visit www.fogoislandarts.ca.