Vicki Clough Curates

Musings on art and life.

Reconstructing Resilience — January 2016

Given that it’s been 900 procrastinating days (or, 2 years, 5 months and 17 procrastinating days) since I last wrote for this blog, it’s definitely time to do something about … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

FIGMENT Toronto 2016: What to Expect

This year will be Figment’s Fabulous Fourth year on Olympic Island! Following on from last year’s resounding success, the team have been working hard to put together another weekend of … Continue reading

July 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Exhibition Review: VSVSVS “Not Together, but Alongside” at Mercer Union

I have a confession to make… I don’t really enjoy exhibition openings. As a curator, it’s a real shame because there are few other opportunities to see my colleagues all … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cyril Williams “Imagining the Gardens of Waste” at FIGMENT Toronto

Originally posted on When I ran my workshops at OCAD University in January, it was my hope to show how a community of practice could be formed around eco-arts … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Open Letter on Kindness

Dear You, We don’t know each other very well. We might not know each other at all, but I’d like you to imagine that you are me. Better yet, imagine … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Resonance, Memory and Objects

“It’s funny to think of how simple things can transport us through time and space. Well, it’s not always ‘haha’ funny.” I think this as I sit in the garden, … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

Proud to be Irish(ish)

This weekend Ireland made history by being the first country in the world to legalize gay marriage by popular vote (as you may already know). The run up to polling … Continue reading

May 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Earth Day 2015—Dominant Power Structures and Fractured Causes

I want to type “Happy Earth Day!”, but it gets stuck on the way out of my fingertips because I feel that like many other worthwhile causes, it has been … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Polymers in Action: Thesis Wind-down and Future Projects

The website for my thesis research project, Polymers in Action, is live and can be accessed here. All future posts and updates about the project will be shared on this … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Project Vortex, Featured Artist #2—Gabriela Bustamante

As previously mentioned here and here, I’m researching socially engaged workshop models that encourage environmental literacy through art making. In the run up to my website launch, I’m featuring artists … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment
Vicki Clough

Vicki Clough

Vicki is an independent curator and craftsperson with a focus on socially engaged and participatory art and events. In January 2016 she helped launch Reconstructing Resilience, a research and curatorial project that explored various forms of sustainable practice. As a freelance curator she has worked with the Riverdale Hub, Myseum of Totonto/Art Spin and was the Curatorial Director of Figment Toronto from 2014 to 2017. She has also co-curated exhibitions including JAYU's iAM photography project (2016 & 2017), Move to Stillness, for the Harbourfront Centre's Kick Up Your Heels Festival (2015), The Duel, AGO First Thursdays (2014), and What Are You Made Of? OCAD U Graduate Gallery (2013). She initiated the Toronto based workshop model and website Polymers in Action: Socially Engaged Art and the Environment as part of her studies at OCAD University, where she obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree in Criticism and Curatorial Practice. She publishes on anything that interests her deeply and moves her to the point of lengthy verbal expression.

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