Bonnie Rubenstein has been a director at CONTACT since 2002 and is responsible for the Festival’s artistic programming and publications. In 2003 Rubenstein established CONTACT’s public installation program and since then has overseen more than 130 projects by both emerging and established artists from Canada and around the world. Each year she curates several high profile, large scale installations of photographic images in public spaces throughout the city, from street billboards and subway platforms to building façades and architectural spaces. In addition, Rubenstein has curated numerous solo and group exhibitions of photo-based works by Canadian and international artists for the Festival at major museums and galleries throughout Toronto, some of which have toured internationally.
Bonnie Rubenstein holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and studied art Education at the Philadelphia College of Art. She previously held positions at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and Lisson Gallery, London, UK. Rubenstein has represented numerous artists and coordinated major public art commissions, monographs and catalogues, and exhibitions in galleries and museums internationally.