Curatorial Consultant / Public Institution Liaison (2016-2017)
Pan Wendt has been Curator of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery since 2010. He received his M.A. at Williams College and M.Phil. at Yale University, specializing in post-World War II art history. Previously a freelance curator and critic, he has written for journals such as C Magazine, Fillip, and Arts Atlantic, as well as numerous catalogue and critical essays. Exhibitions include James Lee Byars: Letters from the World’s Most Famous Unknown Artist (2004, Mass MoCA); Colleen Wolstenholme: A Divided Room (2007, Confederation Centre Art Gallery); Funkaesthetics (2008, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery); Free Parking, Quotation, and Hank Bull: Connexion (2011, 2013, and 2015, Confederation Centre Art Gallery).
Wendt is also co-curator of Art in the Open, Charlottetown’s outdoor visual art festival and chair of its steering committee. He has served on numerous national juries, including the Canada Council for the Arts, Project Grants in the Visual Arts (2015 and 2011), the RBC Painting Competition (2013), and the Sobey Art Award (2014) as well as many provincial and municipal juries. He carries extensive grant writing experience, predominantly through Canada Council grant application process, as well as programming experience, especially noting the annual Art in the Open Festival, held in Charlottetown annually since 2011.