Janique Vigier selected for the 2018 Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency
Janique Vigier is a curator and writer from Winnipeg based in upstate New York. She is the Assistant Editor at Semiotext(e), Los Angeles, and has held positions as Curatorial Fellow at Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, and as Assistant Curator at Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg. She has curated projects at The Kitchen, New York; Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York; Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson; and RAW Gallery, Winnipeg. Her writing has appeared in Border Crossings, Portikus Journal, Animal Shelter, and Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts, among others. With Chris Kraus and Hedi El Khoti, she recently co-edited the fifth issue of the journal Animal Shelter. She is currently a MA Candidate at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. News release
About Fogo Island Arts
Fogo Island Arts is a residency-based contemporary art venue that supports research and production of new work for artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, curators, designers and thinkers from around the world. Since 2008, FIA has brought some of the most exciting, emerging and renowned artists of today to Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada to take part in residencies and to present solo exhibitions at the Fogo Island Gallery. Combining contemporary art, iconic architecture and social innovation in a singular setting, FIA is a world-class institution that is uniquely rooted in community. Fogo Island Arts is an initiative of the Shorefast Foundation, a registered charity dedicated to improving the social, cultural and economic conditions on Fogo Island and other small places around the world. For more information, visit www.fogoislandarts.ca.