Allison Collins is a Vancouver-based curator, writer and researcher. In 2015 she will take on the role of Media Arts Curator at Western Front. From 2013-2015 she was Coordinator of Adult Public Programs at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Her independently realized curatorial projects include Moveable Facture, (VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver, 2012), Suspicious Futures, (Vtape, Toronto, 2011; DIM Cinema, Vancouver, 2011; PLATFORM, Winnipeg, 2012) and Hold Still Wild Youth: The Gina Show Archive, (Or Gallery and VIVO, Vancouver, 2010). From 2011-2012 she published ARCLines, a series of historical profiles documenting the origins of Vancouver’s artist-run centres, and was also Event Manager for Institutions by Artists: The Convention, a three-day conference regarding the performance and practice of artist-run culture internationally (Arcpost.ca). Her writing has been published across Canada, including Stride Gallery, Calgary, PLATFORM, Winnipeg, Or Gallery, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Republic Gallery, C Magazine, Fuse, ARTSlant, and with Publication Studio, Vancouver. Collins has a BFA in Visual Art from the University of Ottawa and an MA in Curatorial Studies from University of British Columbia.