Sophie Hackett is the Curator, Photography, at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and adjunct faculty in Ryerson University’s master’s program in Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management. Her recent publications include “Queer Looking: Joan E. Biren’s Slide Shows” in Aperture (spring 2015) and “Encounters in the Museum: The Experience of Photographic Objects” in the edited volume The “Public” Life of Photographs (Ryerson Image Centre and MIT Press, Fall 2016).
Hackett’s curatorial projects during her tenure at the AGO include Barbara Kruger: Untitled (It) (2010); Songs of the Future: Canadian Industrial Photographs, 1858 to Today (2011); Max Dean: Album, A Public Project (2012); Light My Fire: Propositions about Portraits and Photography (2013-2014); What It Means To be Seen: Photography and Queer Visibility and Fan the Flames: Queer Positions in Photography (2014); and Introducing Suzy Lake (2014). Most recently, she curated Thomas Ruff: Object Relations and co-curated Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s–1980s, both of which opened at the AGO in spring 2016. Hackett is the lead juror for the 2017 AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize, a role she also held in 2010, 2012 and 2014.
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