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University of Oregon Department of Art – Connective Conversations-Steven Matijcio

Steven Maticjio | Curator, Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati | Connective Conversations | Inside Oregon Art 2015-2016

Steven Matijcio is the curator of the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to this position he served as Curator of Contemporary Art at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Matijcio received a MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York and a HBA from the University of Toronto. He has held positions in a number of important galleries and museums including the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the National Gallery of Canada.

Matijcio was honored in 2010 with a prestigious Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award for his project paperless. In the summer of 2011 he was chosen from an international pool of candidates to participate in curatorial residencies in Gwangju, South Korea as part of the Gwangju Design Biennale and Berlin, Germany as part of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt’s SYNAPSE project exploring the relationship between art & science. In the fall of 2012 he curated the 4th edition of the Narracje Festival in Gdansk, Poland, which involved a citywide program of installations, interventions and video projections upon historic buildings. Matijcio’s 2013 essay “Nothing to See Here: The Denial of Vision in Media Art” was accepted into the RENEW: Media Art Histories Conference in Riga, Latvia.

Matijcio has also lectured on theory and criticism at the University of Manitoba, written for numerous catalogs and journals including the Guide to the 27th Sao Paulo Bienal, and was commissioned in 2003 by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to curate one of their first online exhibitions. He has recently sat on juries for the Tremaine Foundation, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the McKnight Fellowships in Minneapolis.

This lecture is made possible by the a partnership with the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts and The Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Program Curators and Critics Tours and Lectures program Connective Conversations: Inside Oregon Art 2015-16 Season.