Adjunct Professor, Department of Visual Arts

2004: MA, Communications, Carleton University, Ottawa
2001: BFA, Art History, Concordia University, Montreal

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Jonathan Shaughnessy is Associate Curator, Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada.  His most recent exhibitions include Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012 (November 2012 – 20 January 2013) at the National Gallery, Ottawa, as well as Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque co-curated with Josée Drouin-Brisebois and Catherine Crowston at the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA), Edmonton (15 September 2012 – 6 January 2013), and traveling to the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto in 2013. His homage Louise Bourgeois 1911-2010 to the iconic late artist debuted at the NGC in 2011 and was on view at the AGA 2 June – 23 September 2012. Other exhibitions include Real Life: Ron Mueck and Guy Ben-Ner which traveled to venues across Canada between 2008-2010; One Some Many: Three Shows by Carsten Höller (2007);and Art Metropole: The Top 100 with former NGC Curator of Contemporary Art, Kitty Scott, that also traveled extensively throughout Canada. In 2010, Shaughnessy was coordinating curator at the NGC for the exhibition Pop Life: Art in a Material World organized by Tate Modern, London. He has written for numerous exhibition catalogues including The Elements of Naturefeaturing the work of Michael Snow, Irene Whittome, Liz Magor, Martin Honert, Guiseppe Penone and other artists; Cai Guo-Qiang: Long Scroll;Three Shows by Carsten Höller with essays by NY-based writer Matthew Levy and Berlin-based art critic Jennifer Allenand Art Metropole: The Top 100 with Kitty Scott, featuring essays by prominent Canadian art writer Peggy Gale and artist AA Bronson, founding member of General Idea.

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