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Yael Filipovic

Public Engagement Manager

About Me

Yael Filipovic is an education curator. She works passionately to create programming that inspires risk taking, experimentation and new ways of thinking. Her curatorial practice is largely based in the public realm, operating within political, social, staged, and performative situations. Bringing together artists and audiences, she programs for audiences at every stage of life. Her approach focuses on intersectionality, empathetic methodologies, social processes, and engaging in civic conversations through meaningful partnerships and collaborations. She is currently the Public Engagement Manager at the Museum of Contemporary Art since 2015.

Originally from Canada, she has previously developed public programs for the 2014 Quebec City Biennial, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal, QC), Walter Phillips Gallery of the Banff Centre (Banff, AB) and the Foreman Art Gallery (Sherbrooke, QC). Recent curatorial projects include Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre (Kingston, ON), VTape (Toronto, ON), and Room 321 (Banff, AB). Her work combines her interest in research, activism, care and pedagogy. She works as an independent culture worker, writer, curator, educator and facilitator.

Specialties: Alternative Education, Critical Pedagogy, Public Development, Active Research, Education Programming, Participatory Interventions, Workshop-ping, Critical Organization, Resource Sharing, Community Collaborations and more

Qualifications

Masters of Museum Studies, University of Toronto (with a specialisation in critical pedagogy and community engagement)
Bachelors degree , McGill University (double major: Art History & Humanities, minor: Education)

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