Kenneth MontagueFounder and Director at Wedge Curatorial ProjectsSpeaker
DR. KENNETH MONTAGUE is a Toronto-based art collector and the founder and director of Wedge Curatorial Projects, a non-profit organization that supports emerging and established African and Diasporic artists. Since 1997 Montague has been exhibiting contemporary art that explores Black identity and showcasing these works within his growing Wedge Collection.
Montague grew up in a Jamaican-Canadian family on the border of Canada and America; his family was one of the first Jamaican immigrants in the community and closely immersed in issues of race and representation.
He has served on the Africa Acquisitions Committee at Tate Modern, London,the Advisory Board of the Ryerson Image Centre, and the Photography Curatorial Committee of the Art Gallery of Ontario; he is currently an AGO Trustee and an Advisor to the Global Africa Department. For his ongoing work with emerging artists and young creatives, Montague received an honorary doctorate from OCAD University, Toronto in 2016. A photobook featuring works from his Wedge Collection will be published by Aperture Foundation in Fall 2021.