Dominique Fontaine

Based in Montreal, the work of the independent curator Dominique Fontaine focuses on the artistic and curatorial implications of postcolonialism and decolonization. During her residence at Couvent des Récollets (Paris) and la Panacée (Montpellier), Fontaine aims to extend her research to the French context in order to develop new artistic paradigms.


Dominique Fontaine is an independent curator and the founding director of aPOSteRIORI, a non-profit curatorial platform–researching, documenting, developing, producing and facilitating innovation in diverse contemporary art practices. Fontaine holds degrees in visual arts and arts administration from the University of Ottawa, and completed the De Appel Curatorial Programme (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). Since 1992, she has curated and organized several contemporary art events in Canada and abroad. In 2014, she curated Between the earth and the sky, the possibility of everything for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in Toronto. A curator-consultant in the program "Of Africa" at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) since 2013, she was one of the co-curators of the survey exhibition Here, We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary presented at ROM and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2018. She is a member of the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art (IKT). Born in Port-au-Prince (Haïti), she has lived most of her life in Canada. Dominique Fontaine currently lives in Montréal. 

Recent exhibitions


Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art, co-curator, Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto), Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax)


and - in. the light of this.____, Dineo Seshee Bopape solo show, guest curator, Fonderie Darling, Montréal (Canada)


Repérages ou À la découverte de notre monde ou Sans titre, group show with Natacha Clitandre, Maria Ezcurra, Romeo Gongora, Oliva McGilchrist, articule, Montréal (Canada)


Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto (Canada)