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Katherine  Dennis - Middlebrook Prize Winners. Vancouver , BC, CA

Katherine Dennis

Public Program Coordinator | Middlebrook Prize Winners

Vancouver , BC, CANADA

Katherine Dennis is the recipient of the 2013 Middlebrook Prize.





Middlebrook Prize Badge 2013 Middlebrook Prize Badge 2013 [Widescreen]




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

Fine Art



Areas of Expertise (5)


Museum Collections

Art History

Public Art

Art Education

Accomplishments (7)

Memories of the Future II (professional)


Art Exhibition Bambitchell and Aleesa Cohene

The Lowest Relief (professional)


Art Exhibition Maria Flawia Litwin

Memories of the Future (professional)


Art Exhibition Sara Angelucci, Robert Hengeveld, Eleanor King and Matt Macintosh Co-curated with Noa Bronstein

as perennial as the grass (professional)


Art Exhibition 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)


Art Exhibition Mary Anne Barkhouse, Wendy Coburn, Susan Gold, Brendan Fernandes and Jérôme Havre Co-curated with Andrea Fatona

House & Home (professional)


Art Exhibition Cindy Blažević, Zoe Kreye and Gwenessa Lam

Education (3)

OCAD University: MFA, Fine Arts 2012

Simon Fraser University : MGMT, Business Administration 2009

Continuing studies

University of British Columbia : B.A., Visual Arts 2008

Articles (5)

Land Marks

Thames Art Gallery


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...

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A Case for Visitor Research in Canadian Art Museums

Muse, Canadian Museum Association


Article about Visitor Research in Canadian Art Museums

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NOW: In dialogue with the Art Gallery of Ontario

Muséologies : les cahiers d’études supérieures, vol. 7, n° 1


Peer review article published on my MFA thesis exhibition, NOW: A Collaborative Project with Sean Martindale and Pascal Paquette

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Toronto – Finally on the map?

Kapsula Magazinew


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.

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Summer Special

Koffler Gallery


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.

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