A B O U T
J A C L Y N Q U A R E S M A is an artist and curator. Her work in both fields explores the tension between the survival of the environment as we know it and our survival in the mediated environments we create for ourselves, both culturally and ecologically. Central to her environmental explorations is an interest in non-dominant, anti-oppressive, multigenerational structures of gathering, learning and sharing. She currently holds the position of Executive Director and Curator at Durham Art Gallery and is the Curator in Residence at the University of Guelph's Ontario Agricultural College. Jaclyn is a graduate of the Masters of Visual Studies: Curatorial Program at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto. She has worked with the Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film, Durham Art Gallery, Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Doris McCarthy Gallery at University of Toronto Scarborough, Images Festival, Peter MacKendrick Gallery, 47, Scotia Bank Nuit Blanche, Blackwood Gallery and Justina M. Barnicke Gallery. Jaclyn was once the co-director of the exhibition space 47 in Parkdale, Toronto. She currently lives rurally in Kimberley, Ontario in the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation as well as the Métis Nation of Ontario, whose history and people are well represented in Bruce and Grey Counties.