International Visitor Programme

The Office for Contemporary Art Norway runs an International Visitor Programme to support international curators and cultural producers in their research in Norway for upcoming exhibitions and projects. Participation in the programme is by invitation although requests for visits are considered based on availability when addressed to OCA.

Josée Drouin-Brisebois

Senior Curator


Josée Drouin-Brisebois

Josée Drouin-Brisebois is the Senior Curator of Contemporary Art responsible for the collections of Canadian and international Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, in Ottawa. She organised the Canadian representation at the International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia in 2011 (Steven Shearer's 'Exhume to Consume') and 2013 (Shary Boyle's 'Music for Silence'). She has curated exhibitions by Canadian artists Arnaud Maggs, 'Identification' (2012); Christopher Pratt (2005) and thematic group exhibitions: 'It Is What It Is: Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art' (2010–11); 'Nomads' (2009); 'Caught in the Act: The Viewer as Performer' (2008) and 'De-con-structions' (2007). Drouin-Brisebois also co-curated 'Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque' with Catherine Crowston and Jonathan Shaughnessy at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (2012); and 'Spectral Landscape (2012) and The Shape of Things' (2012) with David Liss at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada (MOCCA). Her writing has appeared in the publications Barroco Nova: Neo-Baroque Moves in Contemporary Art (Museum London, Artlab Gallery and McIntosh Gallery, 2012); Dominique Rey: Erlking/Pilgrims (Southern Alberta Art Gallery, 2012); Wanda Koop: On the Edge of Experience (Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2010) and Otherworld Uprising: Shary Boyle (Conundrum Press, 2008).