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Michelle Gewurtz

Adjunct Research Professor

Michelle Gewurtz is the Supervisor of Arts & Culture at Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) and was most recently the Senior Curator at the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG). She holds a Ph.D. in the History of Art from the University of Leeds with a specialization in Feminism and Visual Arts. Her curatorial projects explore the convergence of gender politics and creative identity, and her research interests extend to both historical and contemporary art practices.

She is the author of Molly Lamb Bobak: Life and Work (ACI, 2018). Exhibitions she has curated for the OAG include Facing Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore (2019), Howie Tsui: Retainers of Anarchy (2019), and the gallery’s inaugural exhibition, Àdisòkàmagan/Nous connaître un peu nous-mêmes/We’ll All Become Stories (2018) among others. She has also served in curatorial, educational outreach, and advisory capacities at SAW Gallery (Ottawa); A Space Gallery (Toronto); Gallery 44 (Toronto); Richmond Art Gallery (British Columbia); Kniznick Gallery (Waltham, MA, USA); and The Freud Museum (London, UK).