Introducing our new Outreach + Distribution Manager
For the last few months there has been a Video Out Distribution Manager-shaped hole at VIVO awaiting the arrival of Shauna Jean Doherty, the newest addition to our team.
Shauna Jean is also brand new to the city, choosing to settle in the sweet sunny West Coast all the way from Toronto. Shauna Jean brings a wealth of artist-run experience and innovation to her position at VIVO, having worked at Hamilton Artist Inc and collaborated on the First Thursdays series at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She completed an undergrad in Semiotic Theory at the U of T, and an MFA in Art Criticism & Curatorial Practice from OCAD, specializing in new media. Shauna was attracted to VIVO for our longstanding history of supporting the production of video art. As Outreach + Distribution Manager, she will be working in close proximity with the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archiveand Archive Committee to facilitate and develop new strategies for local and international distribution and exhibition.
Shauna also has her own side projects. She is one of three emerging curators selected for VTape’s Curatorial Incubator project, with an exhibition titled In Perpetual Search for The Self on display now until April 9th. She is also participating in the Images Festival with XPACE April 9-18.