Vicki Clough Curates

Musings on art and life.

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

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

Project Vortex, Featured Artist #1—Liina Klauss

My thesis is well under way, but I’ve hit a bit of a wall in terms of the content. It’s been agreed with my supervisor that my work doesn’t fit … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Polymers in Action: Expanding a Community of Eco-art Practitioners

Yesterday I ran the first of two workshops I have planned as the practical component of my thesis research project. My project is called Polymers in Action: Socially Engaged Art … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Yellow Pages Project at OCAD for Culture Days 2014

Blogging has, unfortunately, taken a back seat and academia has firmly planted its busy hands on the steering wheel of my life. That said, I’ve just had the pleasurable experience … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Taste of Things to Come… FIGMENT Toronto 2014

With only a couple of days left before the first ferry brings all you happy-go-lucky art lovers over to Olympic island for Figment 2014, I think it’s high time I … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

FREE, FUN, Participatory art!—FIGMENT Toronto 26-27 July 2014

So, “what IS FIGMENT?” you might ask. And I can answer with three simple words. FREE. Participatory. Art. And it’s on an island. Olympic Island to be exact. With a … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

We have to talk about Lovebot.

So, Toronto is a pretty cool city. It’s not known for its beauty, food, weather (for a large portion of the year), or its friendliness to the cycling community, evidenced … Continue reading

May 25, 2014 · 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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