Dominique Fontaine is a curator, consultant on contemporary art, media arts and arts management. In 2005, she founded aPOSTeRIORI, a non-profit curatorial platform – researching, documenting, developing, producing and facilitating innovation in diverse contemporary art practices.
Dominique graduated in visual arts and arts administration from the University of Ottawa, and studies curatorial practices at De AppelStiching Curatorial Training Programme (Amsterdam). Her ongoing research, “Evidence: Inter-documentation”, surveys contemporary visual art practices by Black artists, curators, critics, theorists, and art historians as a response to a gap concerning the accessibility of updated material on diverse artistic propositions from Africa and its Diaspora.
Since 1992, she has curated and organized several contemporary art events in Canada and abroad. Her recent curatorial projects included “Images, Imageries, Imaginaires” – International Photography Exhibition of the World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures (December 2010); “Forms and topographies: African Cityscape in flux”, Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece (2009); “Moshekwa Langa: Unlimited”, Art Star Video Biennial (2005); and “Zineb Sedira”, Art Star Video Biennial (2003).
Other: Curator, “Images, Imageries, Imaginaires” – International Photography Exhibition of the World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures (2010); curator, “Forms and topographies: African Cityscape in flux”, touring exhibition and video program (2008 to present); guest curator, “Old News #4”, Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2008); member, International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art (since 2007); Guest Curator, “Moshekwa Langa: Unlimited”, Art Star Video Biennale, Galerie Saw Gallery, Ottawa (2005); Member, Delegation on Cultural Diversity in the Arts, Montreal Arts Council, Montreal Guest (2004-2007); curator, “ZinebSedira”; Art Star Video Biennale, Galerie Saw Gallery, Ottawa (2003); Guest Curator, “Matthijs De Bruijne: A Similar Place”, Artengine, Ottawa (2002).