Jon Tupper, Director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
is pleased to announce that Michelle Jacques has been named Chief Curator at the Gallery. She will assume her new position on October 22, 2012.
For most of the past 15 years, Jacques has held various curatorial positions in the contemporary and Canadian departments of the Art Gallery of Ontario, where she is currently the Acting Curator, Canadian Art. From 2002-2004, she was the Director of Programming at the Centre for Art Tapes in Halifax.
Michelles broad range of experience as a curator, from historical to contemporary, will make her an ideal addition to the curatorial team at the AGGV, said Tupper.
Jacques is also an educator, she has taught writing, art history and curatorial studies at NSCAD University (2003-2004); University of Toronto Mississauga (2006); and OCAD University (2006-2011); and is currently adjunct faculty at York University.
She is currently on the boards of Vtape and the Feminist Art Gallery and a is past board member of the artist-run contemporary art centre Mercer Union, all in Toronto. Jacques is a contributing editor with FUSE magazine, and has written extensively for catalogues, journals and other publications.
Jacques received a B.A. (Honours) in art history and psychology from Queens University, Kingston, ON, and an M.A. in art history from York University, Toronto.