Justine Kohleal

Project Manager and Curatorial Assistant

Justine Kohleal is an art historian and curator working at the intersection of performance art, architecture, and boredom. She is an incoming PhD student in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture at the University of Alberta and was previously Assistant Curator at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, where she curated exhibitions by national and international artists including Beth Stuart, Thomas J Price, Howie Tsui, Sasha Huber, and Omar Ba, and assisted on exhibitions by Shuvinai Ashoona, Ellen Gallagher, Alicia Henry, and Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa. Independent curatorial projects include [INTERFACE] (Fringe Gallery, Edmonton); Intellectual Play (dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton); and Sounding the Alarm: The Poetics of Connection (Art Gallery of Ontario). She has interned with The Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, D.C.), Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), and Evergreen Brickworks (Toronto), and has written for publications including Esse arts + opinions, Prefix Photo Magazine, PrairieSeen, and ESPACE art actuel. Kohleal holds a curatorial M.F.A from OCAD University.