Art Research Centre

 The Art Research Centre is a research hub of shared facilities and technology that supports and promotes innovative and interdisciplinary art projects, explorations and collaborative research by Art faculty and graduate students under the direction of the Dean.

Art Research CentreParis after Marville and Atget 1865 - 2012, Peter Sramek

Andrea Fatona

Researcher, Assistant Professor

Andrea Fatona

Andrea Fatona is an assistant professor in the Criticism and Curatorial program at OCAD University in Toronto. She is the principal investigator of the State of Blackness: From Production to Presentation research project. Fatona was the former curator of contemporary art at the Ottawa Art Gallery, and has worked as the programme director at Video In, Vancouver, Co-Director of Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver, and Artistic Director of Artspace Gallery, Peterborough. She is equally concerned with the pedagogical possibilities of art works produced by ‘other’ Canadians in articulating broader perspectives of Canadian identities. At its core, her curatorial practice is concerned with creating spaces of engagement – inside and outside of the gallery walls. Some examples of her curatorial projects are: Queer Collaborations (1993), Across Borders (1995/6), Cadboro Bay: Index to an Incomplete History (1999), The Attack of the Sandwich Men (2001), a national touring exhibition entitled, Reading the Image: Poetics of the Black Diaspora (2006-2008), Fibred Optics (2009-10), Will Work for Food (2011), and Land Marks (2013-14).