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JJ Kegan McFadden
J.J. Kegan McFadden is a Winnipeg-based writer, curator, and artist whose projects blur the line between cultural research and storytelling. His curatorial interests lay in the realms of feminist and queer perspectives in culture-production and knowledge dissemination, artists’ books, and divergent photographic practices. He has contributed texts and reviews to Border Crossings Magazine, C-Magazine, FRONT, and Geist; as well as critical responses to exhibitions at Plug In ICA (Winnipeg); aceartinc. (Winnipeg); STORAGE (Vancouver); The New Gallery (Calgary); PLATFORM: centre for photographic + digital arts (Winnipeg), and Burnaby Art Gallery. His curatorial projects have been exhibited in Winnipeg at A Label for Artists, Martha Street Studio, Plug In ICA, and PLATFORM; as well as Vancouver’s Belkin Satellite, and Malaspina Printmakers Association. McFadden holds a BA (Honours) in Art History from the University of Winnipeg (2005) and an MA in Art History / Critical and Curatorial Studies from the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory at the University of British Columbia (2007). Over the last year, he embarked on ESCAPE—a single-channel video package of experimental shorts curated from the holdings of Video Pool Media Arts Centre, which toured across Canada, into the US, and The Netherlands. McFadden was among the inaugural group of residents in the Curatorial Intensive hosted by Independent Curators International in June 2010 and is currently the Director/Curator of PLATFORM: centre for photographic + digital arts.
Cabin Fever is a group exhibition featuring a mixture of emerging and established artists whose work examines boredom, malaise, as well as social and mental isolation.read more »