Canadian Art Appoints Lindsay Nixon As New Indigenous Editor-At-Large

(L-R): LINDSAY NIXON AND MERRAY GERGES | IMAGE: CANADIAN ART

(L-R): LINDSAY NIXON AND MERRAY GERGES | IMAGE: CANADIAN ART

Canadian Art has appointed Lindsay Nixon as their new Indigenous editor-at-large, a new position funded by TD Bank Group. The publication announced the appointment on their website Jan. 12.

Lindsay Nixon is a nehiyaw-saulteaux-Métis curator, writer, community organizer, and MA candidate in Concordia University’s art history department. They are the co-founder of the Indigenous Arts Council, and the editor of IAC’s Indigenous literary arts, art and art criticism journal, mâmawi­-âcimowak. In their role as Indigenous editor-at-large, they will lead Canadian Art’s Indigenous art and culture content initiatives. This will include writing for the magazine and website, commissioning reporting and criticism from emerging Indigenous writers, and representing the publication at various events. Nixon will also shape Canadian Art's Summer 2017 issue.

In addition to appointing Nixon, Canadian Art also announced the installation of Merray Gerges as the publication's new staff writer.

Founded in 1984, and supported by a charitable foundation, Canadian Art is Canada’s most widely read art magazine. Its print edition is released quarterly, while its website is updated every weekday.

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