Canadian Art is pleased to announce that Jayne Wilkinson is our new managing editor.
Wilkinson is a Toronto-based writer, editor and curator. With an interdisciplinary research focus, her work examines surveillance cultures, environmental politics, aesthetics and representation in contemporary art practices. She holds an MA in Art History and Critical Theory from the University of British Columbia, where her thesis investigated the politics of visibility in documentary and conceptual photography. Her most recent project considers the visuality of oceanic networks through the material metaphors of digital infrastructure, and it is forthcoming in a collection of essays titled Energy Cultures.
As a curator, Wilkinson has worked on solo and group exhibitions for artist-run centres and public galleries throughout the Greater Toronto Area, including the Blackwood Gallery, Gallery 44, Prefix ICA, Trinity Square Video and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. As a writer, she has contributed to a variety of publishing platforms, including catalogues, websites, exhibition texts and artists’ books, and her work has appeared in C Magazine, Prefix Photo, Inuit Art Quarterly, Drain and InVisible Culture, among others.
From 2014 to 2016, Wilkinson was editor/publisher at Prefix Photo and is looking forward to returning to magazine publishing.
Canadian Art, founded in 1984 and published by a non-profit charitable foundation, is Canada’s most widely read art magazine.