Evelyn Tauben is a curator, producer and writer based in Toronto and originally from Montreal. She is a recognized expert in contemporary Jewish art and culture with over 15 years of experience in museums, galleries and arts organizations including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Renwick Gallery, the National Museum of American History, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Koffler Centre of the Arts. In her capacity at the Koffler, Tauben oversaw the Koffler Gallery where she curated the exhibition, Spin Off: Contemporary Art Circling the Mandala (2011). She also curated exhibitions featuring the photography of Andrew Moore (New York), Zion Ozeri (Israel) and D.R. Cowles (Montreal). Tauben’s range of curatorial experience includes developing exhibitions for non-traditional and multi-use spaces. Most recently, she launched the artist-run window gallery, FENTSTER, which features site-specific installations connected to the Jewish experience, extending her deep interest in democratizing art and animating the urban landscape with contemporary art.
In addition to producing exhibitions, theatre, world-music concerts, literary events and cultural conversations featuring Canadian artists and internationally acclaimed luminaries, Tauben has curated content for festivals and has presented at conferences in Poland, New York, Montreal, Indianapolis, Toronto, and England. She is devoted to catalyzing nuanced conversations through art on the vital issues of our day.
Tauben’s writing has been published in the award-winning book Graphic Details (McFarland, 2014), The Forward, and The Canadian Jewish News where she wrote a regular arts column. In 2015, she completed a writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts. In the summer of 2012, Tauben participated in the Handshouse Studio Synagogue Recreation Project in South-Eastern Poland. She is featured in the celebrated full-length documentary film about that project, Raise the Roof (Trillium Studios), which premiered in Warsaw in October 2014.
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