Kari Cwynar

Kari Cwynar (1985, Canada) is a curator and writer from Ottawa, Canada. She holds an MA from Carleton University, Ottawa and a BA from Queen’s University, Kingston, both in Art History. Currently she is the Curatorial Research Work Study with Kitty Scott at The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada. She recently worked with Scott on the exhibition À Ciel Ouvert at the Musée nationale des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec City (2012); this summer she will assist with The Retreat, a section of dOCUMENTA(13) taking place in Banff in August 2012. Previously Cwynar held positions at the National Gallery of Canada and the Ottawa Art Gallery. Recent exhibitions curated by Cwynar include Lynne Cohen Photographs from 1973 to 1978, The Banff Centre, Banff (2012); The Work Locates Itself, Columbia University, New York (2012); and The Collector’s Circle, The Banff Park Museum National Historic Site, Banff, (2012). She is currently preparing a mobile gallery in a truck for Open Engagement, Portland (2012), and has been invited to curate The Last Laugh at apexart, New York (2013). Cwynar has written about contemporary art for C Magazine, Canadian Art, and Color Magazine, among other publications, and was the winner of the 2011 C Magazine New Critics Competition. In November 2011, she was a participant in Independent Curators International’s Curatorial Intensive.

Last updated: May 5, 2024