Jessica Bradley Art & Projects opened in May 2005. The gallery presents exhibitions locally with an international perspective. Artists associated with the gallery reside in Toronto and across Canada, as well as in Los Angeles, Berlin, Brussels and London. Our program model provides a context for the range of artistic practices today, including special projects and collaborations as well as a regular roster of solo exhibitions. In our inaugural year four out of ten exhibitions were group shows conceived to feature artists whose work is linked through subject or concept, regardless of generation or national origin. Since then there have been 5 more project exhibitions . Artists represented by the gallery are primarily of an emerging generation whose interests are not bound by medium.
Previously, Bradley has held the positions of Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario. In addition, she was selected as commissioner for Canada's representation at the Venice Biennial in 1982, 1984 and 1999, and has several years of teaching experience, including undergraduate and graduate courses in contemporary art history and critical theory.
Selected Published Works: Rodney Graham: A Little Thought (editor and introduction), exhibition catalogue in collaboration with Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Vancouver art Gallery; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004. "Rebecca Belmore: Art and the Object of Performance" in Caught in the Act: An Anthology of Performance Art by Canadian Women eds. Tanya Mars & Johanna Householder, Toronto: YYZ Books, 2004. "International Exhibitions: A Distribution System for a New Art World Order," in Beyond the Box: Diverging Curatorial Practices, ed. Melanie Townsend, Banff, The Banff Centre, 2003.
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