Camille Georgeson-Usher is a Coast Salish / Sahtu Dene / Scottish scholar, artist, and writer from Galiano Island, BC. Usher is a professor of Modern and Contemporary Art with a focus on Indigenous art history. Currently working at OCAD University, Camille will be starting a tenure-track position at UBC in July 2023. She is a PhD candidate at Queen’s University in the Cultural Studies department. Through her research she is interested in the many ways in which peoples move together through space, how public art becomes a site for gathering, and intimacies with the everyday from an Indigenous perspective. She uses her practice as a long-distance runner as a methodology for research and an alternative form of sensing place. Usher is an award-winning writer whose work merges theory with poetry and at times, science-fiction; she has been published in academic books, magazines, arts journals, and in exhibition texts.
In addition to her academic work, she serves as Co-Chair of the Toronto Biennial of Art, is a Board Member of the Galiano Island Literary Festival, and sits on several advisories and committees across academia and the arts sector. She was part of the curatorial team for the 2021 edition of MOMENTA biennale de l’image in Montréal where the curators investigated the theme Sensing Nature.