Now on display at the AGO, You Are Here is a project by the students of Inside the AGO – an innovative course offered as part of OCAD’s MFA program in Criticism and Curatorial Practice. It provides students with an extended opportunity to learn about curatorial practice in a large public institution. Instructed and mentored by the AGO’s curatorial and education staff, their residency culminates in an art project created in collaboration with individuals from across the museum.
Jordan MacInnis graduated with a first class honours degree from McGill University. She has worked in commercial and editorial photography in Toronto and New York.
Suzanne Morrissette is a student of the Ontario College of Art & Design’s Graduate Masters of Fine Art in Criticism and Curatorial Practice. She has an Undergraduate degree in Fine Art from the Emily Carr University of Art + Design with a focus in ceramics, painting, and contemporary art history.
Sara Munroe is a graduating student from the University of Toronto’s Masters of Museum Studies program. She completed her honours bachelor of arts degree at the University of Guelph in 2008 with a double major in studio art (printmaking) and history. Sara has worked as an intern for the Textile Museum of Canada, a gallery assistant for Cambridge Galleries, a student archivist and an exhibit development intern for the Region of Waterloo. Her current interests include exhibit development and collections care and management.
Lisa completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Ontario College of Art and Design. In her art practice, Lisa uses photography, video and audio in the assemblage of materials to explore food, identity and how food experiences are conveyed through memory. Currently, as she works towards an MFA in criticism and curatorial studies at OCAD, Lisa can be found hanging around the snack tables at art openings pondering ideas around the intersection of food and art. She takes this time to imagine ways to convey cooking, eating and culinary form in an exhibition setting; all the while considering the dichotomy between the politics of food and the nurturing side of feeding.
Ebony Haynes graduated with honours from the University of Toronto. As an MFA candidate at OCAD her research looks at issues of race and representation in the gallery, and in contemporary art criticism.