December 2016 – November 2017
Bio: Corina Ilea was Faculty Member at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (2008-2014) teaching art history with a focus on contemporary photography, video art and installation. In 2015 she was Associate Curator at Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal – International Biennial of the Contemporary Image. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History at Concordia University (2012), with a thesis entitled Contemporary Romanian Photography and Video Art after 1989: Perspectives on a State of Unprotectedness, which addressed contemporary Romanian photography and video art produced after 1989. Her doctoral thesis analyzed this cultural production having in view themes of containment as manifest and enforced during Communism; the long-term effects of this socio-political system; and visual representations that activate the civil contract of photography. She gave presentations and conferences in Canada, United States and Europe (Montreal, Guelph, Kingston, Boston, Leeds, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Iasi) and her writings have been published in Ciel Variable and Vector/Critical Research in Context among others. In 2014 she was Research Assistant, Canadian Photography History Group, focusing on photographic representations of migration in Canada.
Project title: Strategies of Visibility: Mediated Migration