Anaïs Castro
Montreal, Canada

Apr 1, 2019–May 12, 2019
Jonathan Schipper, To Dust, 2009. Photo by Mike Patten.

April 1–May 12, 2019
Art in General, New York

Anaïs Castro is an art critic and curator based in Montreal and Berlin. Her work functions as a tool to discuss and engage issues pertaining to current affairs, such as migration, decolonizing/degenderizing institutions, political upheaval, climate change and the rise and fall of nation states. She holds a BFA in Art History from Concordia University and a Masters in Contemporary Art: History, Curating, Criticism from the University of Edinburgh. She has worked as Curatorial Assistant at Stills Scotland’s Centre for Photography, helping produced Allan Sekula: Ship of Fools (2012) and a group exhibition titled ECONOMY (2013), with Hito Steyerl, Martha Rosler, Jeremy Deller, among others. In the past years, she has curated a number of exhibitions in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany and China, including Moving Still | Still Moving at Art Mûr Montréal (2015), #self for Art Souterrain (2016), Self-Abstractions at Canada House in London (2017) and The Department of Love at SAFA in Shanghai (2018). Her recent project Over My Black Body was presented at Spike Art Quarterly in Berlin (2018) and a second iteration is opening at la Galerie de l’UQAM in Montreal in May 2019. She was part of the inaugural Shanghai Curators Lab, was a Curator-in-Residence at Titanik in Finland and a Visiting Curator at BCA in Burlington, VT. She is an editorial member of Daily Lazy and publishes regularly in esse arts + opinion, Espace art actuel and thisistomorrow. Castro is a curator-in-residence at Art in General from April 1–May 12, 2019 through the support of Centre Clark and Conseil des arts de Montréal.

Art in General was founded in 1981 and supports the production of new work by local and international artists primarily through its New Commissions Program and its International Collaborations program.

General Support of Art in General is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Toby D. Lewis Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland; and by individuals. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Residency Program Support is provided by Centre Clark and Conseil des Arts de Montréal.

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Anaïs Castro
Montreal, Canada