Your patience is appreciated while I update my freelance portfolio and biography.

-Joe (Nov 22, 2023)

Joe Konieczny Projects

Joe Konieczny is a Toronto based writer, curator and designer whose practice focuses on the intersections of contemporary African art and transnational institutions, with particular attention to the influence of social ideology. His previous projects have included a historiography of the African Biennial of Photography (Rencontres de Bamako), a catalogue and exhibition of Marxist political cartoonist Avrom Yanovsky, commemoration of Okwui Enwezor, and analysis of character performance in the work of Myriam Syowia Kyambi. Joe is the co-founder of Umthi Projects, an artist’s representation label working between Toronto and Cape Town which seeks to promote contemporary Xhosa artists in private sales and exhibitions. As a curator, Joe works alongside frequent collaborator under the pseudonym Serious Curators Against Monotony (S.C.A.M.), a Toronto-based group exploring the invocation of affect within the gallery space.

He has held diverse other positions including as a facilitation assistant for Ways of Attuning, a study group held between Wave~Form~Projects and the Critical Distance Centre for Curators; curriculum designer for Ringle, a Korean eLearning startup; and even as an organizer for Unite Here!, a local hospitality union. Joe holds an H.B.A. in History of Art from the University of Toronto and an M.A. in Art History and Visual Culture as well as a diploma in Curatorial Studies from York University.

Please see the links below for Joe’s complete CV, as well as examples of past work. He is available for hire as an independent exhibition and/or publication designer.


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