Directrice générale et artistique de La Biennale de Montréal, Sylvie Fortin a choisi de vivre une vie sans compromis. Aujourd'hui, elle contribue à mettre Montréal « sur la mappe » de l'art contemporain.

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An accomplished curator, critic, editor and arts administrator, Sylvie Fortin became Executive and Artistic Director of La Biennale de Montréal in September 2013. As Editor-in-Chief (2004-2007) and Executive Director/Editor (2007-2012) of ART PAPERS, she led the organization from a regional publication to a global thought leader. She was Curator of Manif 5 – the 5th Québec City Biennale (2010), Curator of Contemporary Art at the Ottawa Art Gallery (1996-2001), Program Coordinator at LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE (Quebec City, 1991-1994), and a long-term collaborator with the Montreal artist-run centre OBORO (1994-2001).

Her critical essays and reviews have been published in numerous catalogues, anthologies and periodicals, including Artforum International, Art Press, C Magazine, Fuse, NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art et Parachute.

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