PhD ABD (Queen’s)
MA, BA (Concordia)
Camille Georgeson-Usher is a Coast Salish / Sahtu Dene / Scottish scholar, curator, and writer from Galiano Island, BC. Through her research, Usher is interested in the many ways in which peoples move together through space, how public art becomes a site for gathering, and intimacies with the everyday from an Indigenous perspective. She uses her practice as a long-distance runner as a methodology for embodied theory and an alternative form of sensing place. With a focus on contemporary art history, Usher studied at Concordia University in Art History and Queen’s University in Cultural Studies. She is an award-winning writer whose work merges theory with poetry and at times, science-fiction; she has been published widely across academic books, magazines, arts journals, and exhibition texts.
In addition to her academic work, she serves as Co-Chair of the Toronto Biennial of Art, is a Board Member of the Galiano Island Literary Festival, and sits on several advisories and committees across academia and the arts sector. She is an independent artist and curator and is currently completing a public art piece for Open Space in Victoria, BC where she is investigating the history of Victoria’s coast line in tandem with the proliferation of invasive species and how they change the ways we travel across space.
Contemporary art, Indigenous visual culture, curatorial practices, museum studies, feminism and performance, public art and graffiti.