Shirley Madill

Executive Director
Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

Shirley Madill is a graduate from the University of Manitoba whose studies focused on International and Cultural History and Art History. She was Curator of Contemporary Art and Photography at the Winnipeg Art Gallery from 1979 -1999 She took position of Chief Curator/Director of Programming at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and later Vice-President and C.O.O.. She was CEO at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria from 2006-08, Director of Rodman

Hall Art Centre, Brock University from 2008-2011 and currently she is Executive Director of the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. She is a member of the International Association of Contemporary Art Curators and the Global Board of Cotemporary Art. Her travels, exhibition record and publications are extensive. She has also taught courses in 20th Century Canadian and European Art at the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba, St. Catharines, History of Photography at Mohawk College, Arts Management at the University of Victoria and Curatorial Studies at Brock University. In 1993 Madill was in residency in Valenciennes, France at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Superieure. She is a member of the Board of the OAAG and ICOM. She completed the Museum Leadership Course at the Getty Institute in Los Angeles in 2009. She recently received the Ontario Association of Architects Certificate of Recognition for the Advocacy for Architecture for the Future Cities international exhibition project and was the 2004 Canadian Commissioner for the Sao Paulo Bienal featuring the work of David Rokeby. She won an award for best exhibition 2007 for Sublime Embrace: experiencing consciousness in contemporary art from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries and in 2010 for the publication David Hoffos: Scenes from the House Dream. She was one of three curators of ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche 2011 whre she curated Zone B – The Future of the Present.