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Allison Collins

ALLISON COLLINS is a Vancouver-based curator, writer and researcher. Since 2015 she has worked as Curator of Media Arts at Western Front, where she primarily focuses on the facilitation and production of new artistic projects in media art. She is part of the Kamias Special Projects collective (with Patrick Cruz and Su-Ying Lee) working to organize the 3rd Kamias Triennial, in Quezon City, Philippines, 2020. Her curatorial projects include Mainstreeters: Taking Advantage, 1972-1982 (with Michael Turner), grunt gallery and Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver; Moveable Facture, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver; Suspicious Futures: Selected works of Susan Britton, Vtape, Toronto, DIM Cinema, Vancouver and PLATFORM, Winnipeg; and Hold Still Wild Youth: The Gina Show Archive, Or Gallery and VIVO, Vancouver. From 2011-2012 she published ARCLines, a series of historical profiles documenting the origins of Vancouver’s artist-run centres, and was Event Manager for Institutions by Artists, a three day, international congress regarding contemporary artist-run centres and initiatives (Arcpost.ca). Recent writing has been published in Traffic Vol 1. by Project Space Pilipinas, and by Presentation House Gallery. She holds a BFA in Visual Art from the University of Ottawa and an MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies from the University of British Columbia.


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