Vicki Clough Curates

Musings on art and life.

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

Pretty Pinwork Blog Name Change Announcement—Massively Delayed.

Hey, remember that blog called Pretty Pinwork? Probably not, but if you’re reading this, you’re following it. I changed the name shortly after beginning my MFA in 2013, to better … Continue reading

February 7, 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

Responding to the Framing of Terror and Dushan Milic’s thoughts on #JeSuisCharlie

I don’t usually write about politics and violence. Mostly because this is a blog about art, but also because I’m so deeply affected that I can’t always get my thoughts … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

When the Work Fairy and the Thesis Monster Team Up

I have recently had multiple conversations about the distinction between trying to change the world and making a difference. My frustrations with writing my thesis have been compounded by the … Continue reading

January 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

An OCAD Art-Making Oasis: The Yellow Pages Project

Originally posted on the Y-X/change:
On Saturday September 27th, with help of Student Union reps Simran and James, we set up at OCAD’s Student Gallery with yellow pages aplenty…

October 1, 2014 · Leave a 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
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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