Steps/Mesures | Caroline Hancock

3 December 2015 7pm

Mercer Union is delighted to partner with the Institut Français and the Consulate General of France in Toronto on a new platform entitled Steps/Mesures. This program will invite artists and curators living in France for a series of short-term residencies in Toronto between Winter 2015 and Summer 2016 to forge conversation between cultural ecologies.

The first guest of the program is Paris-based independent curator and writer Caroline Hancock. Between 1998 and 2009, Hancock worked at the Centre Pompidou and MAMVP/ARC in Paris, Tate Modern, and was a curator at The Hayward Gallery, London, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. In 2008, she was awarded the Joanna Drew Travel Bursary to travel to Algeria which led to long-term research on art and culture in Africa and the Middle East. With the curatorial platform On The Roof, she has co-curated projects with work by artists from Africa and the African diaspora, Synchronicity in Paris and London, and Cyclicalities in Dakar. In 2013, they co-organised Virginie Yassef’s performance “Investigations of a Dog” on LE SOCLE, Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, Paris, as well as the IKT Lab#3, ”African Art. What For?,” with Chantal Pontbriand at Gulbenkian Foundation, Paris. Forthcoming and recent exhibition include; My Love is like a red red rose: Scottish Art from the 18th to the 21st century, Musée du château des ducs de Wurtemberg, Montbéliard; The Untold Want at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin; PAC, a city-wide Spring contemporary art festival, in Marseille, as guest-curator, all 2015. She writes regularly on modern and contemporary art and is a member of AICA and IKT.

Destination Mars: A conversation with Caroline Hancock
Thursday 3 December, 7PM

Please join us for a conversation with Caroline Hancock who will discuss her recent curatorial projects and ongoing interest in language, literature and translation. Free and all welcome.


With special thanks to Selma Toprak at the Consulate General of France in Toronto, and Vincent Gonzalvez at the Institut Français, Paris.


Image: Miranda Moss, Meteorological Observations, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist