Curator Bio: Jason Baerg

Jason Baerg is a registered member of the Métis Nations of Ontario and serves his community as an Indigenous activist, curator, designer, educator, and visual artist. Baerg graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Master of Fine Arts from Rutgers University and is enrolled in the Ph.D. program at Monash University. Baerg teaches as the Assistant Professor in Indigenous Practices in Contemporary Painting and Media Art at OCAD University. Exemplifying his commitment to community, he co-founded The Shushkitew Collective and The Métis Artist Collective. Baerg has served as volunteer Chair for such organizations as the Indigenous Curatorial Collective and the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition. As a visual artist, he pushes new digital interventions in drawing, painting, and new media installation. Select international solo exhibitions and fashion presentations include: Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto, Canada, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia, and the Digital Dome at the Institute of the American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.


Conversation with Jason Baerg and Alanis Obomsawin