Art Gallery of Greater Victoria welcomes new curator

Haema Sivanesan starts newly created position on June 1

Haema Sivanesan is the new curator of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

She begins the newly created curator position on June 1.

Sivanesan brings more than 20 years of experience from various positions in public galleries and artist-run centres in Canada and Australia, and she has significant experience in Asian art.

Hailing from Australia, Sivanesan first worked with the Art Gallery of New South Wales, in Sydney, as assistant curator of the Asian art department. She was also a curator of the Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival in Melbourne.

Most recently, Sivanesan worked with the Mendel Art Gallery, where she co-organized a major Indigenous arts conference in partnership with the Alberta College of Art and Design, the University of Saskatchewan and Wanuskewin Heritage Park.

“Haema brings a wealth of experience, and is a creative and resourceful individual,” said Jon Tupper, director of AGGV.

“She is a terrific addition to the curatorial team.”

 

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