Camille Georgeson-Usher

Camille Georgeson-Usher is a Coast Salish / Sahtu Dene / Scottish scholar, artist, and writer currently based in Toronto, but from Galiano Island, British Columbia which is the land of the Pune’laxutth’ (Penelakut) Nation. Usher completed her MA in Art History at Concordia University. Her thesis, “more than just flesh: the arts as resistance and sexual empowerment,” focused on how the arts may be used as a tool to engage Indigenous youth in discussions of health and sexuality. She is currently a PhD student in the Cultural Studies department at Queen’s University and has been awarded the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship for her research-creation work looking at how Indigenous protocols from different nations intersect in urban centres. She was awarded the 2018 Canadian Art Writing Prize, has work exhibited in Soundings: an exhibition in five parts, is on the curatorial team for MOMENTA 2020, and serves on the board of Artspace Peterborough. Usher is the Executive Director of the Indigenous Curatorial Collective and is focusing her attention on building spaces and opportunities for a future of BIPOC in leadership roles in arts institutions.