The CCA announces its selection for the 2011 Curatorial Opportunities program

Over 250 applications from more than 30 countries were received in response to the inaugural open call for two Curatorial Opportunities at the CCA: the Young Curators Program and the Power Corporation of Canada Curatorial Internships Program.

The 2011 Young Curator is Dan Handel, who will be in residence for three months and whose project “First, the Forests” will be developed at CCA in 2012. Marta Masferrer Juliol and Cerys Wilson are the 2011 Power Corporation of Canada Curatorial Interns, to be in residence in Montreal for nine months each.

These two Curatorial Opportunities at CCA were launched as a response to the expanding interest in curatorial practice within the field of architecture, and as a new component of CCA’s experimental approach. The successful applicants were selected based on the strength of their applications and their resonance with the research interests and curatorial direction of the CCA.

The 2012 Curatorial Opportunities applications will be available soon and will be due in Spring 2012. Check the program page for the most up to date information, sign up for the newsletter, or follow on Twitter.

According to Mirko Zardini, Director and Chief Curator of the CCA: “We have been overwhelmed by the response to our open call this Spring. Nowadays, curatorial practice has become much more professionalized and is emerging as a critical component of architectural practice. Accordingly, the CCA is keen to complement academic programs and hone the skills of the next generation of curatorial practitioners. We are sharing our expertise, resources and archives with these young graduates who benefit from this unique educational opportunity, as much as the institution will be inspired by their talent.”

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