The School of Art Gallery at the University of Manitoba launched its Visiting Curator Program in Summer 2021. This initiative supports curatorial research, exhibitions, events, and publications by emerging and established guest curators alike.


The Visiting Curator Program will be a catalyst for international-calibre exhibitions and will play a vital role in defining contemporary art and its attendant discourses in the Prairies. It will give students, faculty, and other community members meaningful opportunities to engage with curators charting bold new trajectories in their field. And through its mentorship component, it will foster strong new voices in this discipline.
We are pleased to welcome Grace Deveney, Lillian O’Brien Davis, and Shalaka Jadhav as the program’s inaugural visiting curators.

This program is generously supported by Dr. Michael F.B. Nesbitt, whose contributions to the arts and community-building are deeply felt throughout Winnipeg and especially at the University of Manitoba.