The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) announces the creation of a new and original curatorial position with the appointment of Iris Amizlev to Curator of Intercultural Arts. Conceived by Nathalie Bondil, Director General and Chief Curator, MMFA, this function’s mandate will be to establish connections between the MMFA’s collection and its exhibitions. In her role, Amizlev will develop a multitude of community and artistic initiatives through curatorial or educational projects, with a view to reinforcing ties between the Museum, the arts community and the public.
“I believe that this innovative title that promotes intercultural arts and togetherness will give greater momentum to the MMFA in forging a new path toward a peaceful, inclusive society. On a personal level, I am particularly delighted to have in this role Iris Amizlev, a long-time collaborator of the Museum in both the Curatorial and Education departments. Her notable expertise in contemporary art as well as with our Volunteer Guides and artists makes her the ideal person to cultivate the scope of our projects and humanist values,” shared Nathalie Bondil, Director General and Chief Curator of the MMFA.
“I am thrilled to be given this opportunity to contribute to togetherness and promote artists of diverse backgrounds. By creating new bridges between the work of the Museum’s Curatorial and Education departments, we will be able to develop incredible interdisciplinary initiatives that will answer the needs of different communities and attract their participation. These unifying projects will celebrate our society in all its diversity and vitality,” added Amizlev.
Photo MMFA, Christine Guest