Artist and Curator Bios
Harun Farocki (1944–2014) has made over 100 film and video productions for cinema and television. Since the late 1960s, Farocki’s hybrid film genre has reflected an innovative, experimental and interrogative documentary style. His essay films, which often address war and technology, integrate filmed material with footage appropriated from a range of sources, including mass media, security cameras and political propaganda. Farocki’s significant impact on the visual arts has been celebrated in numerous major exhibitions, including retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2012; Tate Modern, London, UK in 2009; and the Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany in 2001; participation in the 1997 and 2007 editions of documenta, Kassel, Germany; and solo installations and screenings at museums and cinemas throughout the world.
Dr. Gaelle Morel
Dr. Gaelle Morel is an art historian and Exhibitions Curator at the Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, Canada. She received her PhD in the History of Contemporary Art from Universite Paris 1 – Pantheon-Sorbonne, France. Her research and recent work deal with the figure of the artist as author in French contemporary photography. She also works on the artistic and cultural recognition of the medium in the United States in the 1930s. She was, until 2013, a member of the board of the Societe francaise de photographie, and a member of the editorial committee of Etudes photographiques, a bilingual peer reviewed journal on the history of photography. She edited Les Derniers Tableaux. Photojournalisme et art contemporain (Paris: Editions des Archives Contemporaines, 2008) and co-wrote with Thierry Gervais La Photographie published by Editions Larousse in France (2008, 2011). She was a recipient of a Terra Foundation for American Art Travel Grant in 2007, for her work on the American art dealer Julien Levy who closely worked with Berenice Abbott in the 1920s and 1930s.
With support from the Goethe-Institut Toronto