Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Photograph by Sean Boyko at the AGO
Julie’s Instagram: @julie_zacfilms
Museum Instagram: @agotoronto
Julie is Curator, Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She holds a PhD from the Department of History of Art and Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK. The title of her dissertation is Alphonso Lisk-Carew and Early Photography in Sierra Leone. Since joining the AGO in 2017, she has curated a number of significant exhibitions, including Free Black North (2017), Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires (2018), and presentations from the permanent collection such as Photography, 1920s–1940s: Women in Focus (2019–2020) and Fragments of Epic Memory (2021-22).
She has actively participated in bringing works by Black artists into the collection and most notably the Montgomery Collection of Caribbean Photographs, acquired in 2019. She is a founding member of the Black Curators Forum which launched in 2019 to advocate for and support Black curators working in Canada.