4-8 July, Julia Paoli
Associate Curator The Power Plant, Toronto
Julia Paoli is currently the associate curator at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto. Most recently, she curated the exhibition Social Choreography at Gallery TPW, Toronto. In 2011, Paoli was awarded a curatorial residency at Vtape, Toronto where she mounted the exhibition The Rest is Real: Video Works by Aleesa Cohene. As a member of the Pleasure Dome Programming Collective, Paoli has co-curated screenings and performances, including Shana Moulton: Whispering Pines (2012) and a presentation of A. K. Burns and A. L. Steiner’s Community Action Center (2011). Paoli holds an MA degree from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.
The Power Plant is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary visual art. It is a vital forum for the advanced artistic culture of our time that offers an exceptional facility and professional support to diverse living artists while engaging equally diverse audiences in their work. The Power Plant pursues its activities though exhibitions, publications and public programming. It fulfills its mandate by generating: exhibitions that represent the range of advanced practice in visual arts; publications that increase knowledge of contemporary art; lectures and symposia that encourage debate and further understanding; interpretative tools that invite visitors to question, explore and reflect upon their experiences; programming that incorporates other areas of culture when they intersect with visual art.