About/CV

Rose Ekins is an arts professional currently based in Ottawa. Ekins graduated with a Masters of Art History with specialization in Art Exhibition and Curatorial Practices from Carleton University in 2016. Ekins works as Director of EYE BUY ART, as an independent curator and arts writer, and as a member of the Board for artist-run centre SAW.


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Education

2016 MA (Art History: Art Exhibition & Curatorial Practices), Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

2014 BA Honours (Art History & English), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

Professional Experience

2019-Present Director, EYE BUY ART, Ottawa & Toronto, ON

2018-Present Curator, Independent, Ottawa, ON

2017-Present Arts Writer, Independent, Ottawa, ON

2018 Special Projects Manager, EYE BUY ART, Ottawa, ON

2018 Copyright Agent, Copyright Visual Arts, Ottawa, ON

2018 Interim Assistant Curator, The Sussex Contemporary, Ottawa, ON

2016-2017 Gallery Manager & Curator, Studio Sixty Six, Ottawa, ON

2016 Special Events Coordinator, Ottawa Art Gallery/Galerie d’Art d’Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

2015-6 Program Assistant, Ottawa Art Gallery/Galerie d’Art d’Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

2014-6 Teaching Assistant, School for Studies in Art & Culture, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

2014 Archival Assistant, Audio Visual Resource Centre, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

2013 Curatorial Intern, Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK

2013 Educational Intern, Benjamin Franklin House, London, UK

Curatorial

2019 Magic Mirrors: Heidi Conrod. Ottawa Art Gallery Galerie Annexe, Ottawa, ON

2019 In the Making: BEING Studio. Ottawa Art Gallery Galerie Annexe, Ottawa, ON

2018 Modern Hyenas: Natalie Bruvels, Joyce Crago, Wendy Nichol [with Rosalind Breen]. The Sussex Contemporary, Ottawa, ON

2017 The Sympathetic Myth: Rosalind Breen. Studio Sixty Six, Ottawa, ON

2017 Somatic Satiation: Kosisochukwu Nnebe. Studio Sixty Six, Ottawa, ON

2017 Return to Figurative: Julia Campisi, Kristina Corre, Ariane Fairlie, Amanda Gorman, Studio Sixty Six. Ottawa, ON

2017 In-Habit: Joyce Crago, Marisa Gallemit, Kelsey McGruer, Troy Moth, Farihah Shah. Studio Sixty Six. Ottawa, ON

2017 Present Tense: Kosisochukwu Nnebe, Guillermo Trejo, Florence Yee. Studio Sixty Six, Ottawa, ON

2017 Time/Frame: Sharon Katz, Véronique Sunatori. Studio Sixty Six, Ottawa, ON

2017 Kanata 150?: Alexandre Aimée, Oo Aqpik, Christian Chapman, Shelby Lisk, Mique Michelle, Barry Pottle. Studio Sixty Six, Ottawa, ON

2016 Unholy Objects: Lea Hamilton, Kelsey McGruer, Allyson Rousseau, Kathryn Shriver, William Staubi. Studio Sixty Six, Ottawa, ON

2016 Erupt: Joyce Crago, Judy Morris Dupont, Genevieve Labbé, Katy Lopez. Studio Sixty Six, Ottawa, ON

2016 Lovers’ Imbroglio: Natalie Bruvels. Studio Sixty Six, Ottawa, ON

2015 Fluxus in Your Hands: Art Metropole, George Brecht, George Maciunas, Yoko Ono. National Gallery of Canada Library & Archives, Ottawa, ON

2013 Passages: Life and Death in Shakespeare: Amy Bradley, Nicole Crozier, Charlotte Granum, Anna Paluch, Theo Pelmus, Anton Pickard, Laura Taler, Stewart Walker. Gallery 115, Ottawa, ON

Writing/Publications

2019 Essay in Common Ground Collective: I Came Back and Things Were Different, exhibition catalogue. [City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON.]

2018 “Those Females Who Can Wreck the Infinite: Feminist Abjection in the Artwork of Sharon Van Starkenburg” in Sharon VanStarkenburg: Parable of the Daughters, exhibition catalogue. [Enriched Bread Artists, Ottawa, ON.]

2018 “Ottawa Report: The New and the Renewed.” Canadian Art.

2018 “Ottawa Report: Making Spaces Speak.” Canadian Art.

2017 “Ottawa Report: Human Nature.” Canadian Art.

2017 “Exhibition: RBC Canadian Painting Competition Finalists at the National Gallery of Canada.” Apartment 613.

2017 “Juxtaposing Time, Art & Culture: Our Masterpieces, Our Stories at the National Gallery of Canada.” Apartment 613.

2013 “New Technology in Bill Viola’s Art.” The Art & Science Journal.

2013 “Feature: Amy Schissel.” The Art & Science Journal.

Guest Lectures/Talks

2019 Guest Lecturer, “The Business of Art,” Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON

2018 Panelist, “Copyright for Visual Artists,” [with Renuka Bauri and Roanie Levy] CARFAC Annual General Meeting, Ottawa City Hall, Ottawa, ON

2018 Guest Lecturer, “The Business of Art,” Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON

2018 Guest Lecturer, “Presentations & Projects,” School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

2018 Guest Lecturer, “The Business of Art,” Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON

2017 Panelist, “Fitting Faith in Common Life,” [with Elizabeth May, Jim Creskey and Richard Marceau] Cardus, Ottawa, ON

2017 Guest Lecturer, “ARTH4119A: Curating for Contemporary Art,” University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

2015 Panel moderator, Truth of the Matter exhibition, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON

Press/Citations

2019 “Heidi Conrod Holds a Magic Mirror Up.” Peter Simpson. Artsfile.

2019 “Exhibition: BEING Studio’s In The Making at the Ottawa Art Gallery Galerie Annexe.” Joanna Tymkiw. Apt613.

2017 “Whose Canada? Indigenous artists respond to Canada’s big birthday.” Courtney Edgar. The Nunatsiaq News. 

2017 “Ottawa Tomorrow: Kanata 150? critiques #Canada150.” Leah Snyder. Mixed Bag Mag.

2017 “Fitting Faith In Common Life.” Daniel Proussalidis. Convivium.

2016 “Erupt Exhibition Makes Emotions Visual.” Sidney Weiss. The Charlatan.

Professional Service

2016-Present Executive Member, Board of Directors, SAW

2017 Juror, Figureworks 2017

2010-2014 Co-Founder & President, Art History Students’ Association/Association des Etudiants en Histoire de l’Art, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON