A short biography of Gregory Burke, curator of La Bnl mtl

Gregory Burke is a free-lance curator, writer and museum consultant based in Toronto and New York and is a seasoned and internationally respected curator. He was Director of The Power Plant in Toronto from 2005 - 2011 and Director of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Zealand 1998 - 2005. In the last 26 years he has curated over 90 exhibitions and published over 100 texts. He has curated major projects with artists such as Rosemarie Trockel, Christopher Williams, Sam Durant, Pae White, Marcel Odenbach, Lee Bul, Fiona Banner, Rafael Lozanno-Hemmer, Simon Starling, Francesco Vezzoli, Scott Lyall, Candice Breitz, Ian Wallace, Michael Snow, Lawrence Weiner, Andrea Bowers, Goldin + Senneby, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Thomas Hirschhorn, Derek Sullivan, Peter Campus and Sharon Lockhart among others, as well as the group exhibitions Feature: Art, Life and Cinema 2001, Extended Play: Art Remixing Music 2003, Bloom: Mutation, Toxicity and the Sublime 2004, Auto Emotion 2007 and Universal Code: Art and Cosmology in the Information Age 2009, which won Ontario Art Galleries "exhibition of the year" for 2009. He has worked with artists across the world, including organizing major exhibitions of Asian art, such as Mediarena: Contemporary Art from Japan 2004 and Transindonesia, 2005. He was the Curator for New Zealand's inaugural pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2001 and was Commissioner for New Zealand's pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2005. He has written for Art + Text, Art Asia Pacific, Artforum and recently published an essay in Art & Australia titled "Pre-Dictions Art and the Future".