Susan Edelstein
is a curator, writer, lecturer, and the director of the Artlab Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, ON., a post she held since 2006. Previously she was curator Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops BC (1999-2003), and Director/Curator, Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver, BC (1995-1999). She has curated such artists as Shirin Neshat, Jin-me Yoon, Ed Pein, Mariko Mori, and Takashi Murukami. Over the past twelve years Edelstein has curated over 80 exhibitions including “Gods, Demons and Princes”co-curated with Michael Pantazzi, at the National Gallery of Canada, “Kyozon” and “Unbidden: Jin-me Yoon” (2004-2007) a national tour circulated by the Kamloops Art Gallery, concluding at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON. “Breaking and Entering: The House Cut, Spliced and Haunted” organized with art historian Bridget Elliott, includes artists Heather Benning, Iris Häussler, David Hoffos, and Wyn Gelynse, opens in January 2011.

Edelstein has been involved in producing numerous art catalogues and writing for various art publications. Her research continues to focus on mid-century modern architecture, the everyday and its intersections with domesticity, design and film. Other research interests include the formation of identity as manifested through internet sites and the current confessional culture phenomena.


Patrick Mahon
works as an artist, writer and teacher/academic; he is a Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Western Ontario. His work as a visual artist includes print-based projects that engage with historical and contemporary aspects of print culture, and involves responding to gallery and museum collections and establishing community-based art initiatives. Mahon’s artwork has been exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, including, in Canada, at Museum London, The Art Gallery of Windsor, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and Kamloops Art Gallery, at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, China, in 2005.

As a writer and curator, Patrick Mahon publishes and produces exhibitions related to print culture, post-colonialism, and modernist aesthetics. Several of Mahon’s curatorial projects, including “Lines Painted in Early Spring” (circulated by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, 2003-04), have traveled nationally in Canada, accompanied by exhibition catalogues. The SSHRC-funded collaborative artist’s project, Art and Cold Cash, which involved Mahon and other artists from southern Canada and from Baker Lake, Nunavut, was produced between 2004 and 2008; a book published by YYZ has just been released. Patrick Mahon was in residence for three months at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York in 2007. He lives in London, Ontario.