We are pleased to welcome Sylvie Fortin to CIMAM

21 July 2023

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"In recent years, CIMAM has played a unique leadership role in advocating for the role of public museums of modern and contemporary art. I’m most impressed by the positions it has taken and the ethical guidance it has provided museums and museum professionals in the face of populist-neoliberal pressures. I believe in the strength of the collective and want to contribute in whatever way I can."

Sylvie Fortin, Independent curator & researcher, Levis, Canada.

Sylvie Fortin is an interdependent curator, researcher, critic, and editor based between Montréal and New York. She was Curator-in-Residence 2019–2021 at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Executive/Artistic Director of La Biennale de Montréal (2013–2017), Executive Director/Editor of ART PAPERS in Atlanta (2004–2012), Curator of Contemporary Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, 2013, Curator of Manif 5 – the 5th Québec City Biennial (2010), and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Ottawa Art Gallery (1996-2001). Fortin lectures internationally and her critical essays and reviews have been published in numerous catalogues, anthologies, and periodicals, including Art/Agenda, Artforum International, ART PAPERS, Art Press, C Magazine, Flash Art, and Frieze.


CIMAM – International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art – is an Affiliated Organization of ICOM.* Founded in 1962, CIMAM’s vision is a world where the contribution of museums, collections, and archives of modern and contemporary art to the cultural, social, and economic well-being of society is recognized and respected.

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Thank you Sylvie Fortin for becoming a member of CIMAM!