Ryan Doherty:  Pandemic Impacts, Contemporary Collaborations

Ryan Doherty: Pandemic Impacts, Contemporary Collaborations

December 2, 2021 12:00 pm

Event Details

Curator Ryan Doherty discusses collaborative pandemic responses in the arts through two Contemporary Calgary initiatives – Collider: In Residence Artist Residency & Field Trip: Art Across Canada. In the face of COVID 19, closures of public spaces and lock down restrictions left galleries and artists to contend with new modes of working. Collider: In Residence Artist Residency invited 12 artists from around the globe to work together at home and online, building individual and collaborative practices. Faced with the urgent reality of galleries needing to shift to online engagement Field Trip: Art Across Canada introduced a new platform for arts organizations across Canada to collectively distribute online arts programming including artist talks, virtual tours, workshops and more.

Ryan Doherty is a writer, curator and administrator working out of Lethbridge and Calgary, Alberta. He received his MA from the Centre for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in New York (2007) and his undergraduate degree at the University of Lethbridge in 1997.  He worked at the U of L Art Gallery curating exhibitions from their extensive collections and at Southern Alberta Art Gallery as both Director and Curator until mid-2018. His curatorial practice has explored the construction of meaning in the information age, social practice & community engagement, and notions of maintenance, adaptability and institutional reflection.  As an administrator, Doherty has become well-versed  in art advocacy and in particular with helping direct institutions through facility renovations and expansions. Doherty is Chief Curator with Contemporary Calgary.

This will be a free, ONLINE event.


Meeting ID: 914 5148 2996

Passcode: Nickle


Ryan Doherty, Chief Curator, Contemporary Calgary