Katherine Dennis is a Vancouver-based curator and researcher. Her practice bridges disciplines including exhibition making, public programming and visitor studies, and places such as British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. In 2012 Katherine won the inaugural Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators. She is also the co-curator with Noa Bronstein of Memories of the Future, an ongoing project that invites contemporary artists to intervene in historic house museums. She holds a BFA from the University of British Columbia and an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practices from OCADU. Currently, Katherine is the Adult Public Programs Coordinator at the Vancouver Art Gallery and Research Associate at Pivotal Research Inc.
Industry Expertise (5)
Writing and Editing
Arts and Crafts
Areas of Expertise (5)
Memories of the Future II (professional)
Bambitchell and Aleesa Cohene
The Lowest Relief (professional)
Maria Flawia Litwin
Memories of the Future (professional)
Sara Angelucci, Robert Hengeveld, Eleanor King and Matt Macintosh
Co-curated with Noa Bronstein
as perennial as the grass (professional)
Amalie Atkins, Brian Cauley, Kathryn Ruppert-Dazai and Ellyn Walker
Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators (professional)
Awarded by the Middlebrook Corporation.
Land Marks (professional)
Mary Anne Barkhouse, Wendy Coburn, Susan Gold, Brendan Fernandes and Jérôme Havre
Co-curated with Andrea Fatona
House & Home (professional)
Cindy Blažević, Zoe Kreye and Gwenessa Lam
OCAD University: MFA, Fine Arts 2012
Simon Fraser University : MGMT, Business Administration 2009
University of British Columbia : B.A., Visual Arts 2008
Land Marks features five artists whose works draw our attention to the ways in which humans mark themselves, others and their environments as a way of establishing identities, territory and relationships to the world. The artists highlight practices of marking, naming and classification as bound up in binaries that separate nature from culture. These organizing practices in turn create and...
Article about Visitor Research in Canadian Art Museums
Peer review article published on my MFA thesis exhibition, NOW: A Collaborative Project with Sean Martindale and Pascal Paquette
Ficto-criticism interview with the formidable Yvonne de Jopling. Yvonne de Jopling, owner of Black Sphere Gallery in London, UK, is a famous gallerist and collector. Inspired by the whirlwind of biennales taking place all around her this brazen visionary has thrown caution and tradition to the wind, and hosted her very own Biennale in Toronto, Canada of all places—the First Yvonne de Jopling Biennale of Contemporary Art.
Brochure essay for Summer Special, a project in the Koffler Gallery Off-Site series, which takes its inspiration from the trademark signs and show bills of Honest Ed’s, Toronto’s landmark discount store. Building upon the store’s tradition of craftsmanship, Toronto artists Corinne Carlson, Robin Collyer, Barr Gilmore, Jen Hutton, Sarah Lazarovic and Vancouver-based Ron Terada create new works that explore the visual vocabulary of commercial and urban signage, infiltrating the iconic building and its façade with site-specific installations.