The Winnipeg Art Gallery has appointed Paul Butler as their curator of contemporary art.
Butler will move into the position effective May 1. The artist and curator will be responsible for expanding the WAG’s collection of regional, national, and international contemporary art, which encompasses painting, sculpture, video, installations, photography, and multi-media production.
Butler is a Winnipeg native who currently lives in Montreal. He is a multi-disciplinary artist whose focus in on community, collaboration, and artist-run activity.
“As both artist and curator with an accessible approach to contemporary art curating and discourse, Paul adds a very valuable perspective to our curatorial team,” said chief curator Helen Delacretaz.