Daisy Desrosiers

Art in General

20 Jay Street, Suite 309A

Daisy Desrosiers is an independent curator and researcher based in Montreal. From 2012 to 2017, she was the Director of Battat Contemporary in Montreal. During that time, she worked with numerous contemporary Canadian artists, supporting and promoting their work and career nationally and abroad. In conjunction, she has also overseen numerous art publications and artist books. In 2014, she was featured in the 30 under 30 list on Blouin ARTINFO and in 2015, she was invited by the Scottish Art Council to be a North American delegate for their Cultural delegation. In 2017, she was the Quebec juror for the RBC Canadian Painting prize.

Desrosiers is completing a Masters in Art History at the University of Québec in Montréal under Dr. Monia Abdallah. She is currently pursuing research on the cultural and material implications of the use of sugar in contemporary art and aims to investigate the material and cultural issues in three artworks: Untitled (lover boys) (1991) by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Oil and Sugar #2(2007) by Kader Attila and A subtlety or the Marvellous Sugar Baby (2014) by Kara Walker. Using cultural theory anchored in postcolonial studies, the project demonstrates how mindful attention to the role of material allows for a broader understanding of cultural tensions—of which it is both the witness and the result.

Desrosiers is in residence at Art in General from April 1 to April 30, 2018 through the support of Centre Clark and Conseil des arts de Montréal.

About Art in General

Art in General’s Residency Program provides international artists, curators and writers with the opportunity to conduct research and create work in a new context and to meet and interact with art communities and audiences in New York City.

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