Ginger Carlson is a writer, editor, curator, and cultural worker based in Calgary.
Much of her current research concerns strategies and methodologies for artistic practice that are informed by and rooted in critical (dis)ability studies.
Her writing has appeared in Canadian 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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︎press releases, exhibition texts, gallery didactics, audio descriptions
︎2023︎Audio Descriptions, Resistance & Respiration, curated by Amanda Cachia, Contemporary Calgary, Calgary, AB
︎2023︎River Bed, Entrails Magazine
︎2022-current︎Cripping Art Criticism, grant-funded research project
︎2021-current︎freelance editor, copyeditor, and grantwriter
︎2020︎Alexandra Haeseker, catalogue essay for Rebellious: Alberta Women Artists in the 1980’s, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
︎2019︎Production Assistant for Untunnelling Vision, Jin-me Yoon, TRUCK & M:ST Performative Art Festival
︎2019︎Bruise Me Softly, review of Dana Buzzee at Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canadian Art
︎2019︎Living Agreement, Banff International Curatorial Institute Symposium, Banff Center for the Arts & Creativity, Banff, AB
︎2018︎You Hold Me, As I Fumble To Emulate Your Care, curatorial project for TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB
︎2018︎The Cave, review of Young Joon Kwak at Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts & Creativity, Banff, AB, Canadian Art
︎2018︎Critical Art Writing Ensemble III, residency led by Andrew Berardini & Filipa Ramos, Banff Centre for the Arts & Creativity, Banff, AB
︎2017︎This Woman’s Work, feature article, Canadian Art
︎2017︎Proof 24, essay for group exhibition at Gallery 44, Toronto, ON
︎2016︎I Never Recognized Her Except in Fragments, review of Hannah Doucet at The New Gallery, Calgary, AB, BlackFlash Magazine
︎2016︎Women 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
︎2016-21︎Executive Director, TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB
︎2015-17︎Visual Arts Curator, Sled Island Festival, Calgary, AB
︎2013-16︎Artistic Director, The Bows, Calgary, AB
︎2012-13︎Exhibitions Officer, Manchester Craft & Design Centre, Manchester, UK
︎2012︎Research Assistant, Institute for Cultural Practices, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
︎2011-12︎Curatorial Assistant, National Museums Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
︎2010-11︎Educator, Instructor & Research Assistant, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB