Pamela Edmonds is a visual and media arts curator based in Toronto. She received her BFA and MA in Art History from Concordia University, Montreal. She is interested in developing projects that focus on contemporary art and the politics of representation. Her primary focus has been on thematic exhibitions by Canadian artists that investigate the role of visual culture in the construction of traditional concepts of identity, race, gender and nationalism, and on artwork that actively deconstructs these perceptions. She is also interested in exploring the impact of African diasporic cultures on the evolving geography of global contemporary art.
Pamela has presented at symposiums including at OCAD University for The State of Blackness: From Production to Presentation, Critical Dialogues: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Curating and Artistic Practice, hosted by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries and the Ontario Arts Council, as well as Art Institutions & the Feminist Dialectic. Recent curated exhibitions include New-Found-Lands (Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, 2016), Liminal: Lucie Chan & Jerome Havre (Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, 2016), Confluence: Shifting Perspectives of the Caribbean (Art in Transit, Canada-wide, 2015), Skin Deep/EXPOSED (Nia Centre/Project Gallery, Toronto, 2015), Bounty: Chikonzero Chazunguza (Gallery 101, Ottawa, 2013) and 28 Days: Reimagining Black History Month (Justina M. Barnicke Gallery/Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, 2012). She is a founding member of Third Space Art Projects, a curatorial collective co-founded in 2009 with Sally Frater. It is a forum for the promotion, presentation and development of multidisciplinary art projects that engage trans-cultural communities, with a particular focus on visual cultures of the Black Atlantic. More of her work can be viewed at www.pe-curates.space