About The Author

Ihor Holubizky

Ihor Holubizky is an art historian and senior curator based in Canada and has been a Trustee of the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation since 2009. He has held several public gallery curatorial positions, including curator at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, from 1979 to 1988 and the Art Gallery of Hamilton from 1989 to 1997. He has been a guest curator for retrospective exhibitions of Don Jean-Louis, Walter Tandy Murch, and Kazuo Nakamura at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa. In Australia he was a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, and the Art Museum at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. He was awarded a senior Canada Council grant for independent curators in 1998, and an Australia Council grant in 2004 for a research residency at the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, in Japan.


Holubizky holds a PhD in art history from the University of Queensland, Australia, and has contributed writing to numerous publications on historical, modern, and contemporary topics in art and culture in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Some recent writing includes “The Ordinary Photograph: Its Agency and Aesthetics” for Artmatter;  “The Best…of a hopeless situation” for Volumes; “Michael Belmore: Shorelines, Flux and Dark Water—the slowness of things” for HIDE: Skin as Material and Metaphor; and “The Enactments of Citizen Kuball” for Mischa Kuball . . . in progress, Projekte 19802007. He lectures on a wide range of topics across Canada, and in the United States, Brazil, and Australia, and was a sessional instructor in the New Media Department at the Ontario College of Art from 1986–1991.

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