Kari Cwynar, MA
Kari Cwynar is the Curator at Evergreen Brick Works, where she is developing a program of temporary, site-specific public art projects in Toronto’s Don Valley. The Don River Valley Park Art Program launched in 2017 with new works by Duane Linklater, Maria Hassabi and Life of a Craphead. Cwynar is also currently Editorial Director of C Magazine, where she has been since 2015.
Cwynar studied Art History at Queen’s University and Carleton University, earning her MA in 2010, and later participated in the de Appel Curatorial Programme in Amsterdam. She has held curatorial research positions at The Banff Centre, the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario, and has participated in curatorial and writing residencies at Fogo Island Arts, the Banff Centre and SOMA Mexico. In 2014, Cwynar and artist Kara Hamilton co-founded the occasional project space and publishing house Kunstverein Toronto, where they have organized and published projects with Carolee Schneemann, Raimundas Malašauskas, Marcos Lutyens, Tamara Henderson, Angie Keefer, Steve Kado, Rachelle Sawatsky and cheyanne turions, Jason Dodge and CAConrad, Glenn Lewis, Derya Akay, Maryse Larivière and Andrew James Paterson, among others. Cwynar also writes on contemporary art for publications including Artforum, Frieze, C Magazine and Inuit Art Quarterly.