Jonathan Middleton



Artist, Curator, Director


Jonathan Middleton is an artist, curator, and publisher working between Toronto and Vancouver. Middleton currently serves as Executive Director of Art Metropole (Toronto) and worked previously as Partner and Editor-At-Large at Information Office, a Vancouver-based design and publishing studio. He served as Director/Curator of Vancouver’s Or Gallery from 2007 to 2017, during which time he established the Or’s bookstore (2011-) and Berlin satellite space (2010-2015). Middleton also served as Director/Curator of the Western Front Exhibitions Program (1999-2005), and was a founding member of the art periodical Fillip in 2004, serving on its editorial board and as its first publisher until 2008. He maintains an active art practice and has exhibited and screened his work at the Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), VIVO Media Arts, Vancouver International Film Festival, Inside Out, Moving Pictures, the Chicago International Film Festival, Dazibao (Montreal), and Konsthalle 323 (Stockholm). He was a founding member of the Artist Run Centres and Collectives Conference (ARCA) and sits on its board in addition the boards of the Artist-run Centres and Collectives of Ontario (ARCCO), the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC), and Western Front Foundation.

Vancouver Art Gallery, 2020

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Set: Room 302 (Curator)
LIVE Biennial of Performance Art 2005 (Curator)

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