Capture is pleased to announce the jury that will be evaluating submissions for the 2024 Selected Exhibitions Program. In addition to Emmy Lee Wall, Capture’s Executive Director and Chief Curator, the 2024 Capture Selected Exhibitions Jury includes:
Curatorial Assistant, Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora, Art Gallery of Ontario
Emilie Croning, who lives and works in Toronto, is a 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 curatorial practice is grounded in creating space and advocating for emerging artists in a global context, and has collaborated with several galleries and organizations including Wedge Curatorial Projects, Gallery 44, Gallery TPW, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Nia Centre for the Arts, Critical Distance Centre for Curators, Yorkville Murals, The Gladstone House (formerly: The Gladstone Hotel).
Recent exhibitions include: Feels Like Home (Art Gallery of Ontario); 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).
Emilie is the co-founder of Artfully Yours Collective, a Collection Manager for the Wedge Collection, and has recently joined the Art Gallery of Ontario as Curatorial Assistant, Arts of Global Africa & the Diaspora. She is also the 2023/24 Salon 44 Co-Chair.
Image courtesy of Emilie Croning.
Photo: Emilie Croning
Audain Chief Curator, The Polygon Gallery
Monika Szewczyk is Audain Chief Curator at The Polygon Gallery. Her lifelong interest in art- and/as history-making has evolved in close collaboration with artists, poets, activists, and archivists whose methods vary, but who all tend to reimagine structures and reinvent traditions as they negotiate belonging to more than one place, people and culture. A native of Szczecin, Poland, Szewczyk moved at a formative age to the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations aka Vancouver, Canada. After studying International Relations (BA) and Art History (MA) at University of British Columbia she went on to lecture, advise and lead seminars at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, the University of Chicago and most recently the Staedelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, in Frankfurt. After gaining curatorial and editorial experience at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and the Vancouver Art Gallery, she served in leadership roles as Head of Publications at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam (2008-2011), renamed Kunstinstituut Melly in 2020; Visual Arts Program Curator at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago (2012-2014); a curator for documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel (2015-2017) and as director of de Appel in Amsterdam (2019-2022). Her writings and interviews as well as her editorial work can be found in numerous artists’ publications, readers, catalogues and in journals such as e-flux journal, Afterall, Mousse, OCULA and South as a State of Mind.
Image courtesy of The Polygon Gallery.
Photo: Alison Boulier
Professor, School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University
Jin-me Yoon is a Korean-born, Vancouver-based artist situated on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples whose work explores the entangled relations of tourism, militarism, and colonialism. Since the early ’90s, she has used photography, video, performance and installation to situate her personal experience of migration in relation to unfolding historical, political, and ecological conditions. Staging her work in charged landscapes, Yoon finds specific points of reference across multiple geopolitical contexts. In so doing, she brings worlds together, affirming the value of difference.
Jin-me Yoon’s work has been presented in more than 200 exhibitions as well as represented in over 20 public and corporate collections; and while at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts, she has mentored hundreds of students. In 2022, she won the prestigious Scotiabank Photography Award accompanied by a major monograph published by Steidl that now joins two other recent publications by the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Art Canada Institute.
Image courtesy of Jin-me Yoon.
Photo: Jae Woo Kang.