Talks

Curators' Talk: On Mentorship

An image of a living room scene with furniture lit with pink lights. There's a carpet on the ground with living room furniture arrayed on it. Two collections of collages are on the walls behind.

Installation view, Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires, November 29, 2018 - March 24, 2019. Artworks © Mickalene Thomas. Photo © AGO. 

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Curators' Talk: On Mentorship

Friday, December 2, 6 - 7 PM
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

Join Emilie Croning, Curatorial Assistant, Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora and Julie Crooks, Curator, Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora for a conversation about the importance of mentorship in developing a curatorial practice rooted in collaboration, communication and care.

Emilie Croning is Curatorial Assistant, Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora and an independent curator, artist, and art historian. Her work explores issues and systems around representation and identity as they relate to visual language and diasporic narratives, working at the intersections of feminist theories and post-colonialism. Her practice is grounded in creating space and advocating for emerging artists in a global context. Her recent curatorial projects include, Jorian Charlton: Out of Many (Art Gallery of Ontario, and Online (Gallery TPW, 2021), Colour Love (Cry Baby Gallery, 2020), Handle With Care (The Gladstone Hotel, 2020), a love ethic (The Gladstone Hotel, 2019). She received her BFA in Art History & Studio Art from Concordia University (Montréal) and an MA in Art History and a Curatorial Studies in Visual Culture Diploma from York University (Toronto).
 
Julie Crooks is Curator, Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora at the AGO where she has curated Fragments of Epic Memory (2021), Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires (2018) and Free. Black. North (2017). Prior to joining the AGO in 2017, Julie Crooks curated exhibitions for many organizations including BAND (Black Artists Networks in Dialogue) and the Royal Ontario Museum’s Of Africa project. She holds a PhD from the Department of History of Art and Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

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