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Join Gardiner Museum Curatorial Resident Maya Wilson-Sanchez for a free tour and discussion, presented in Spanish, on the exhibition Replicas and Reunions: Ancient and Contemporary Ceramics from Ecuador. Wilson-Sanchez is a curator and writer based in Toronto. She is interested in processes of history-making and building connections between local and international communities to foster networks of exchange and solidarity.
About the Exhibition
Replicas and Reunions: Ancient and Contemporary Ceramics from Ecuador features a new body of work by Quito-based artist Pamela Cevallos and five collaborators from the rural coastal town of La Pila: Andrés López, Genaro López, Daniel Mezones, Javier Rivera, and Guillermo Quijije. The installation explores the artisanal and ancestral knowledge of ceramic production in Ecuador and the continuity of a longstanding tradition. It offers a compelling case study that ranges from the early 20th century to today, and involves Ecuador, the United States, and Canada, presenting examples of critical and playful approaches to the issues and themes of building colonial collections, ancestral knowledge, and museum alternatives. Learn more
About the CURATOR
Maya Wilson-Sanchez is a curator and writer based in Toronto and New York. She is interested in processes of history-making and building connections between local and international communities to foster networks of exchange and solidarity. Their writing can be found in various publications including The Senses and Society Journal, Canadian Art, Contemporary HUM, and the book Other Places: Reflections on Media Arts in Canada (PUBLIC Books, 2019). She was an Editorial Resident at Canadian Art, a Curatorial Resident at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, and Associate Editor at C Magazine.
The 2020 recipient of the Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators, Wilson-Sanchez was a 2021 participant at the Tate Intensive in London, UK. She curated Intra-Action: Live Performance Art (2016, 2017) at Xpace Cultural Centre, Living Room (2017) at the Royal Ontario Museum, DIY Love: Queer Knowledge & History Then, Now, and Forever (2017) at Pride Toronto, Grounding (2020) at the Art Gallery of Guelph, and most recently served as one of the main curators for Toronto’s Year of Public Art, curating the 2021-2022 exhibition series I am land.
The Gardiner Museum Curatorial Residency is made possible through the generous support of the Rebanks Family.
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