About Me: Biography and cv

I am Professor of Contemporary Art and Director of Museum and Curatorial Studies at Western University where I also direct the Centre for Sustainable Curating. My pedagogy involves curating large-scale speculative and experimental exhibitions with students. In my academic work, I have published widely on activism, visual culture and museums culminating in my book Tear Gas Epiphanies: Protest, Museums, Culture (McGill-Queen’s University Press, May 2019). My work on museums has expanded into a new project focused on small and micro- collections that repurpose traditional museum formats for critical and politically radical projects. In addition, I am a founding member of the Synthetic Collective, a group of artists, scientists and cultural researchers working on plastics pollution in the Great Lakes Region and project co-lead on A Museum for Future Fossils, an ongoing “vernacular museum” focused on responding curatorially to ecological crisis.

My full cv can be downloaded here.

Contact me at kirsty.robertson@uwo.ca

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