Damien Hirst, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, Palazzo Grassi, Venice 2017
First Friday: Venice Biennial and Female Representation by Alex Keim
Free, everyone is welcome.
Alex Keim spent an intense week at the 57th Venice Biennial, experiencing one of the world’s oldest and most complex art shows. While there, she examined the representation of women as artists and subjects of art. She asked herself, “Is there a balance of representation and diversity on this world stage?” The answer may surprise you. Join her in a visual journey of discovery, as she navigates exhibits by 120 invited artists, a myriad of special projects and 23 collateral events.
Alex Keim has curated and directed for museums and galleries such as the Confederation Art Centre, PEI, The Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, and the Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg. She has also done Project Management for the Esker Foundation in Calgary and founded the Centre d’art de Marnay Art Centre, located outside of Paris, France. Keim holds a masters degree from the Chelsea College of Art. She is currently the Director of La maison des artistes visuels francophone du Manitoba and is Founder of kART, a digital web-based platform for inclusive thinkers and makers.