2016 Jurors

Kitty Scott

Kitty Scott is the Carol and Morton Rapp Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada. Previously she was Director of Visual Arts at The Banff Centre, Canada; Chief Curator at the Serpentine Gallery, UK; and Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada. Scott’s extensive resume includes exhibitions of artists such as Francis Alÿs, Stephen Andrews, Janet Cardiff, Paul Chan, Peter Doig, Janice Kerbel, Ragnar Kjartansson, Ken Lum, Scott McFarland, Silke Otto- Knapp, Frances Stark and Ron Terada. She will co-curate the Liverpool Biennale in 2018, curate Geoffrey Farmer’s exhibition for Canada at the 2017 Venice Biennale and was a core agent for Germany’s dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012. Scott has written extensively on contemporary art for catalogues, books and journals and edited the publication Raising Frankenstein: Curatorial Education and Its Discontents (2010). She regularly lectures at art schools and curatorial programs throughout North America.

Russell Ferguson

Russell Ferguson is a Professor in the Department of Art, University of California, Los Angeles. From 2001 until 2007 he was Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Programs and Chief Curator, at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, where he remained an adjunct curator until 2015. He has organized many exhibitions: at the Hammer, these include The Undiscovered Country (2004), a survey of various approaches to representation in painting, and Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition (2015), as well as solo exhibitions by Larry Johnson (2009), Francis Alÿs (2007) and Christian Marclay (2003). At the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, he organized In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O’Hara and American Art in 1999, an exploration of the circle of artists that revolved around the poet, as well as survey exhibitions of the work of Liz Larner and Douglas Gordon, both in 2001. With Kerry Brougher, he organized Open City: Street Photographs Since 1950 (2001) for The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. Ferguson is the editor of two collections of critical writing: Discourses: Conversations in Postmodern Art and Culture, and Out There: Marginalization and Contemporary Cultures, both published by the MIT Press.

Stan Douglas

Since the late 1980s, Stan Douglas has created films, photographs, installations and multimedia works that utilize both analog and digital technologies to present complex reimagined narratives that pertain to particular locations or past events. Over the past decade, Douglas’ work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at prominent institutions worldwide, including Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg; Wiels Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brussels; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon; Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen and Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, among others. Douglas has been the recipient of notable awards, including the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography (2016); the third annual Scotiabank Photography Award (2013); and the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography, New York (2012). Major museum collections that hold works by the artist include the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Gallery, London; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Douglas was born in 1960 in Vancouver, where he continues to live and work.