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Multidisciplinary artist, writer, curator Charles Campbell joins Confederation Centre Art Gallery staff

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery is welcoming Charles Campbell as adjunct curator. Shawn Shepherd/Special to The Guardian
The Confederation Centre Art Gallery is welcoming Charles Campbell as adjunct curator. Shawn Shepherd/Special to The Guardian - Contributed
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

Confederation Centre of the Arts has announced the addition of Charles Campbell as adjunct curator with the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG). 

Campbell is a Jamaican-born multidisciplinary artist, writer and curator, who grew up in Prince Edward Island. Using performance, sculpture and installation, his work investigates the future prospects that have become possible in the wake of colonization. 

Campbell will work remotely with the CCAG on special projects from his home in Victoria, B.C., including an upcoming contribution to the national initiative, Filedtrip: Art Across Canada.

"I'm thrilled to be joining the team at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery,” said Campbell. “Growing up in Charlottetown, the encounters with the arts at Confed Centre are among my most memorable experiences. I'll be using the post of adjunct curator to research overlooked and underserved Canadian artists and present visions from BIPOC artists that can expand our world."

He previously served as chief curator of the National Gallery of Jamaica where he embraced vernacular styles and street art from Jamaica's vibrant urban communities and expanded the national canon. 

“Having Charles Campbell’s perspective and expertise available as we develop future programs will be invaluable,” said gallery director Kevin Rice. “We certainly enjoyed working with Charles when we presented his artwork as part of P.E.I.’s Art in the Open Festival and we now look forward to his curatorial contributions.”

The artist has exhibited widely in North America, the Caribbean and Europe, including Rideau Hall, the Havana Biennial, Brooklyn Museum and Perez Art Museum Miami. He holds a BFA from Concordia University and an MA in fine arts from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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