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Art for Lunch with Paul Petro: Collecting Contemporary Canadian Art

October 19, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Art for Lunch with Paul Petro: Collecting Contemporary Canadian Art
Friday, October 19, 12:15 to 1:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre
Admission free

Paul Petro is a curator and gallery owner who has operated his Toronto-based gallery Paul Petro Contemporary Art since 1993, programming works by contemporary Canadian and international artists on an invitation basis. He holds an Hon. BA in English literature from Glendon College, Toronto.

Prior to opening his gallery, Petro was engaged as a practising artist and independent curator and served on many arts council advisory boards and juries. He has been extensively involved in the artist-run sector in Canada including the Programming Committee at A Space, Toronto (1986-89) and as a Founding Director of Inter/Access (1983), an artist-run centre in Toronto providing training and exhibition space for artists working in electronic media. He was the Director of Evelyn Aimis Fine Art (1986-93), a private international contemporary art gallery in Toronto. Paul Petro is also past President and member of the Board of Directors for C Magazine (2001-2009), a Toronto-based international contemporary art quarterly. He has collaborated on, produced and presented over 300 exhibitions, including the video and photography-based installation Basic Canadian (2000) with New York-based artist Rainer Ganahl and is currently pursuing the publishing of this project in book form.


October 19, 2018
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
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