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Stuart Keeler is a cultural producer with broad international experience in curating, programming, writing about and commissioning contemporary artists, public art and socially based interventions in the public realm. Keeler’s research interests include contemporary art and its critical context in relation to communities; embodiment, diaspora issues and performativity, socially based art actions in gallery and urban space contexts as well as cultural and artistic forms of sculptural practices and thinking. Educated and trained to work in museums and galleries, Stuart is currently appointed as Chief Curator | Manager, Museums & Traditions – Arts & Culture, City of Mississauga. Previous roles have been Executive Director | Curator at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Director of Programmes and Curator; Art Gallery of Mississauga, founding Director and co-producer of Le Flash – Atlanta, Artistic Director Art 44|46 – Chicago – among others.

Keeler has led complex urban projects with the City of Santa Fe – Public Libraries, City of Chicago, City of Seattle, City of Atlanta Public Art, San Diego Airport as well as independent galleries and non-profit institutions across North America. In addition he has founded and directed numerous artist projects and curatorial affiliations associated with festivals, museums, galleries and contemporary art spaces in North America, EU and Asia. Keeler has had long time pedagogical affiliations with School at the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College-Chicago, Ontario College of Art and Design Univeristy (OCADU) as well as been visiting artist and curator at over 30 colleges, universities and city agencies. Stuart Keeler has a B.A. in Business from the University of London (UK), an M.F.A. from the School at the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently working on a Ph.d with an emphasis on Community Engagement.