Capture is pleased to announce the jury who will be evaluating submissions to the 2023 Selected Exhibitions Program. In addition to Emmy Lee Wall, Capture’s Executive Director, the 2023 Capture Selected Exhibitions Jury includes:
Assistant Curator, Department of Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum
Arpad Kovacs is an assistant curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. His exhibitions have focused on twentieth-century and contemporary photography, with a specific interest in conceptual practices and time-based media. A graduate of Queen’s University and York University, Arpad arrived at the Getty Museum in 2011. He organized the monographic exhibitions Hiroshi Sugimoto: Past Tense (2014); Werner Herzog: Hearsay of the Soul (2014); Richard Learoyd: In the Studio (2016), Tacita Dean (2022), as well as thematic shows, including In Focus: Play (2014); In Focus: Animalia (2015); Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media (2016); Mapping Space: Recent Acquisitions in Focus (2019); Encore: Reenactment in Contemporary Photography (2019); In Focus: Platinum Photographs (2020). He is currently working on an exhibition and accompanying publication that will survey the work of German/American artist Uta Barth.
Image courtesy of Arpad Kovacs. Photo: Stacey Rain Strickler.
Dr. Kenneth Montague
Director, Wedge Curatorial Projects
Dr. Kenneth Montague is a Toronto-based dentist, art collector and the founder and director of Wedge Curatorial Projects, a non-profit organization that supports both emerging and established African and Diasporic artists. Since 1997, he has been exhibiting contemporary art that explores Black identity, and showcasing these works within his Wedge Collection. Montague has served on the Africa Acquisitions Committee at Tate Modern, as well as the Photography Curatorial Committee of the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto; he is currently an AGO Trustee and Advisor to their new department, Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora. Montague has also participated as a juror for major photography awards, including the Grange/AIMIA Prize (2010), the Bamako Encounters / Biennial of Contemporary African Photography (2015), and the Scotiabank Photography Award (2022). For his ongoing work with emerging artists and young creatives, Montague received an honorary doctorate from OCAD University, Toronto in 2016.
As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic, a new title from Aperture celebrating works from Montague’s Wedge Collection was named one of TIME’s 20 Best Photobooks of 2021.
Image courtesy of Dr. Kenneth Montague. Photo: Wade Hudson.
Curator, The Polygon Gallery
Elliott Ramsey is Curator of The Polygon Gallery, on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ First Nations. He holds a Masters of Arts degree in Comparative Media Arts (2015) from Simon Fraser University. His 2021 exhibition Interior Infinite presented self-portraiture through masquerade and disguise, featuring internationally acclaimed artists including Nick Cave, Martine Gutierrez, Zanele Muholi, and Carrie Mae Weems. He has juried the 2022 VIVA and Sobey Awards, and recently curated the touring exhibition As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic, presented by Aperture.
Image courtesy of Elliott Ramsey. Photo: Katherine Koniecki.
Selected Exhibition submissions for the 2023 Festival are open until October 7, 2022 at 11:59pm.
For more information on submitting your proposal please visit our Submissions FAQ page.