Lauren Fournier

Lauren Fournier is a writer, artist, and curator currently based in Toronto. Recent curatorial projects include The Sustenance Rite (2017) at the Blackwood Gallery, Out of Repetition Difference (2017) at Zalucky Contemporary, and Fermenting Feminism (2017) at Critical Distance in Toronto, Broken Dimanche Press/Büro BDP in Berlin, Medical Museion in Copenhagen, and Front/Space artist-run centre in Kansas City.

Lauren has worked as a frontline mental health and harm reduction worker, and her art and curatorial practices take up questions of mental health and care from critical, intersectional feminist perspectives. She collaborates with artist and curator Jen Macdonald as the curatorial collective Long Term Care, which investigates the intersections of social work, advocacy, and contemporary art and theory today. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, artist-run centres, and screenings across Canada, the United States, and Europe. Her writing has been published in Canadian Art, Magenta, Kapsula, Milkweed, Canadian Journal of Woman Studies, and West Coast Line.


EXHIBITION: Fermenting Feminism

September 14, 2017 - November 26, 2019

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Critical Distance is thrilled to launch our landmark 5th year of programming with FERMENTING FEMINISM, curated by Lauren Fournier and featuring Sharlene Bamboat, Hazel Meyer, Leila Nadir and Cary Peppermint, Sarah Nasby, Kayla Polan, Walter Scott, and Agustine Zegers. Kombucha, guts, bacteria, vessels, vitalism, effervescence, degradation, and decay. Fermenting Feminism brings togetherFind out more