Jesse McKee is the Head of Strategy where he leads the Organization’s advancement, communications, and programming.  Previously, he was the Curator of Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre and the Exhibitions Curator, Western Front, Vancouver. In 2015, he was the co-curator, with Daina Augaitis, of Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures, the inaugural edition of a civic triennial exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2017. As a curatorial resident he has worked with Things that can happen, Hong Kong and, Romania. McKee served as a juror for the Sobey Art Award and was a member of the Canada Council for the Art’s Asia Pacific Delegation. He has written essays and reviews for Canadian Art, C Magazine, Fillip, Border Crossings, Kaleidoscope, and Cura. His recent catalogue essay, Surreal Ghosts and Neuroplastic Ancestors, focuses on Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson’s filmmaking, and the neuroplastic effects of Vancouver’s economic enclosure over the past decade, published by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia and Institute for Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.


Last updated: August 2017