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Frances Dorenbaum

Toronto, CA

Frances Dorenbum is a curator and art historian from Toronto with an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has collaborated on exhibitions at the Aperture Foundation, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; the Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston; the Morgan Library & Museum, New York; and more. She is a cofounder and cocurator of the COLLABO Collective, a nomadic apartment gallery that considers how the home can be an inclusive space for experimentation, particularly for emerging artists. She is also the 2020 recipient of the Elaine Ling Research Fellowship at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto.

Her current interests include contemporary art and photography, specifically by women, Indigenous artists, African artists, and artists working with both images and text; women in the arts; inclusivity in collecting practices and exhibition programs; the language surrounding diversity in the arts; and arts education.