Charles Campbell [Photo: Shawn Shepherd]

New adjunct curator

Artist, writer, curator Charles Campbell joins CCAG

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Charles Campbell joined the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) team as adjunct curator in February. He is a Jamaican-born multidisciplinary artist, writer and curator who grew up on PEI. Using performance, sculpture and installation, his work investigates the future prospects that have become possible in the wake of colonization.

Campbell will work remotely with the CCAG on special projects from his home in Victoria, BC, including an upcoming contribution to the national initiative, FIELDTRIP: Art Across Canada.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the team at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery,” remarks Campbell. “Growing up in Charlottetown, the encounters with the arts at Confed Centre are among my most memorable experiences. I’ll be using the post of adjunct curator to research overlooked and underserved Canadian artists and present visions from BIPOC artists that can expand our world.”

Previously serving as chief curator of the National Gallery of Jamaica, Campbell embraced vernacular styles and street art from Jamaica’s vibrant urban communities and expanded the national canon.

The artist has exhibited widely in North America, the Caribbean and Europe, including Rideau Hall, the Havana Biennial, Brooklyn Museum and Perez Art Museum Miami. He holds a B. FA from Concordia University and an M.A. in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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