Jon Davies

Jon Davies is a curator, writer and PhD candidate in Art History at Stanford University. Prior to returning to school he worked as Assistant Curator at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery from 2008–2012 and as Associate Curator at Oakville Galleries from 2012–2015, both in Toronto, Canada. He has a background in cinema and queer studies, and his writing on film, video and contemporary art has been published in various anthologies, exhibition publications, and periodicals such as C Magazine, Canadian Art, Criticism, Fillip, Frieze, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, and he contributed to Little Joe magazine and co-edited issue #5 with Sam Ashby in 2015. Catalogues were published for his touring retrospective People Like Us: The Gossip of Colin Campbell (Oakville Galleries, 2008) and for his exhibition of artists who grew up in the shadow of the emerging AIDS crisis, Coming After (The Power Plant, 2012), which took shape during his participation in the first ICI Curatorial Intensive in 2010. His book about Paul Morrissey’s film Trash was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2009. His current research focuses on artists’ scenes and queer pedagogy, and video’s role as a catalyst for sexual experimentation.

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Coming After

Coming After brings together a number of artists born in 1970 or later who share a certain contemporary queer sensibility.


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Summer 2010

The first iteration of The Curatorial Intensive took place in June 2010 in New York for emerging curators.

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