Josée Drouin-Brisebois


Josée Drouin-Brisebois is the Senior Curator of Contemporary Art responsible for the collections of Canadian and international Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada. She was the Project Director for Geoffrey Farmer’s Canadian participation at the 2017 Venice Biennale, A Way Out of the Mirror. She organized the Canadian participation in both the 2013 Venice Biennale art exhibition Shary Boyle: Music for Silence, and the 2011 Venice Biennale: Steven Shearer: Exhume to Consume. She has curated numerous exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada including monographs of senior Canadian artists Arnaud Maggs: Identification (2012); Christopher Pratt (2005) and thematic group exhibitions: Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial (2014); It Is What It Is: Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art (2010); Nomads (2009); Caught in the Act: The Viewer as Performer (2008-9) and De-con-structions (2007). Drouin-Brisebois co-curated Chris Cran: Sincerely Yours (2015) and A Moving Image with Catherine Crowston at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton (2014); Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque with Catherine Crowston and Jonathan Shaughnessy at the Art Gallery of Alberta, and Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto (2012; 2014); as well as Spectral Landscape (2012) and The Shape of Things (2012) with David Liss at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto (MOCCA). She is also co-curated Enter the Fog (2016) with Mireille Eagan at The Rooms, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.


15 March 2019