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Amy Bruce

Contract Instructor

Degrees:B.A. (University of Guelph); Applied Museum Studies (Algonquin College); B.A. Honours (Carleton University); M.A. Art History (Carleton University); Ph.D. Cultural Mediations (Carleton University)
Office:310A Paterson Hall


As a contract instructor at Carleton University and the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO), Amy aspires to facilitate understanding of how artistic expression creates meaning. Her academic pursuits have focused on contemporary art biennial exhibitions and how to write inclusive global art histories. In the summers, she enjoys spending her days on lake Huron.

Research Interests

Exhibitions and biennial studies

Contemporary art in a global context


2020     “From Official to Unscrupulous: #00Bienal de La Habana,” Biennial Foundation. (Sept 2020)

2020     “Is a Good Neighbour…? Semts, Scale and the 15th Istanbul Biennial,” OnCurating, Special Issue: “Contemporary Art Biennials – our hegemonic machines,” edited by Ronald Kolb, Shwetal A. Patel, Dorothee Richter, (June 2020)

2018     “International Contemporaneity and the Third Havana Bienal.” RACAR Vol 43, 2 (October 2018): 25-33, Guest Editors Marie Fraser and Alice Ming Jim, Critical Curating/Commissariat engagé.

2018     “‘From Official to Unscrupulous’/ How to Define an Art Biennial.” Political Architecture: Critical Sustainability (PA:CS). The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen. (Invited submission)