Allison Collins is an independent curator, writer and researcher who lives and works in Vancouver, BC. Her recent curatorial projects have included Moveable Facture, VIVO, Vancouver; Suspicious Futures: Select Works of Susan Britton, V tape, Toronto, DIM Cinema, Vancouver and PLATFORM, Winnipeg; Hold Still Wild Youth: The GINA Show Archive, Or Gallery and VIVO, Vancouver. In 2011 she produced ARCLines a series of written profiles tracing the inception of Vancouver’s Artist-run Centre’s which was published on arcpost.ca. Collins currently holds the position of Adult Public Programs Coordinator at the Vancouver Art Gallery and was the Event Manager for Institutions by Artists: The Convention, a three-day international conference held in Vancouver in October 2012. Her writing has been published by C Magazine, Fuse, ArtSlant, Or Gallery, V tape and Publication Studio. Prompted by both Erin Shirreff and Nancy Holt’s exhibitions, Collins will share her research into the material nature of video and film.
This series invites cultural and critical producers to present thoughts and ideas rooted in their own interests and practices, and invites audiences to join in the conversations that will explore relevant contemporary issues, theories, ideas and culture.