Ginger Carlson is a curator, writer, editor, and cultural worker based in Mohkinstsis—Calgary.

Her writing has appeared in Entrails MagazineCanadian Art, BlackFlash Magazine, Luma Film & Media Art Quarterly, and others. Her texts have also been published by galleries and artist-run spaces across Canada. In 2016, she received the Canadian Art Foundation Writing Prize.

Ginger received an Art Gallery & Museum Studies MA from the University of Manchester, UK, in 2012. She has curated projects for the Manchester Craft & Design Centre, Sled Island Music & Arts Festival, The Bows, and TRUCK Contemporary Art.


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2024—Lead, Programs & Exhibitions, National accessArts Centre, Calgary, AB
River Bed, Entrails Magazine

2023—Audio Descriptions with consultation by Ramya AmuthanResistance & Respiration, curated by Amanda Cachia, Contemporary Calgary, Calgary, AB

2021-current—freelance curator, writer, editor, copyeditor & grantwriter 


2020—Gatherissue co-edited with Jac Renée Bruneau & Natasha Chaykowski, C Magazine, Issue 147, on behalf of AAARC
2020— Alexandra Haeseker, catalogue essay for Rebellious: Alberta Women Artists in the 1980’s, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB2019—Production Assistant for Untunnelling Vision, Jin-me Yoon, TRUCK & M:ST Performative Art Festival
2019—Bruise Me Softly, review of Dana Buzzee at Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canadian Art
2019—Living Agreement, Banff International Curatorial Institute Symposium, Banff Center for the Arts & Creativity, Banff, AB
2018—You Hold Me, As I Fumble To Emulate Your Care, curatorial project for TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB
2018—The Cave, review of Young Joon Kwak at Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts & Creativity, Banff, AB, Canadian Art
2018—Critical Art Writing Ensemble III, residency led by Andrew Berardini & Filipa Ramos, Banff Centre for the Arts & Creativity, Banff, AB
2017—This Woman’s Work, feature article, Canadian Art
2017—Proof 24, essay for group exhibition at Gallery 44, Toronto, ON
2016—I Never Recognized Her Except in Fragments, review of Hannah Doucet at The New Gallery, Calgary, AB, BlackFlash Magazine
2016—Women Extracting Ghosts: Mining Place and Time in Nicole Kelly Westman’s ROSE, DEAR, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts & Creativity, Banff, AB, Luma Film & Media Art Quarterly
2016-21—Executive Director, TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB
2015-17—Visual Arts Curator, Sled Island Festival, Calgary, AB
2013-16—Director, The Bows, Calgary, AB
2012-13—Exhibitions Officer, Manchester Craft & Design Centre, Manchester, UK
2012—Research Assistant, Institute for Cultural Practices, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
2011-12—Curatorial Assistant, National Museums Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
2010-11—Educator, Instructor & Research Assistant, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB