Emelie Chhangur

Senior Curator of the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU)


Emelie Chhangur is an award-winning curator, writer, and artist based in Toronto, where she works as Senior Curator of the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU). Over the past 15 years, she has developed an experimental curatorial practice in close collaboration with artists. Chhangur is known for her process-based, participatory curatorial practice, the commissioning of complex works across all media, and the creation of long-term collaborative projects performatively staged within and outside the gallery context. Distinguishing herself as a cultural worker dedicated to questioning the
social and civic role of the contemporary art gallery, Chhangur has
developed a curatorially-engaged approach to working across cultural,
aesthetic, and social differences through a practice she calls
“in-reach”—a concept that has since transformed engaged institutional
practice in the arts across Canada. She has an MVS from the Daniels
Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto.

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