Canada-native Sylvie Fortin has been named acting executive director/editor of Art Papers Inc.

After an international search, the contemporary art organization’s board of directors selected Ms. Fortin, its current editor-in-chief, as executive director, who will oversee all of Art Papers’ operations and programs.

Ms. Fortin joined Art Papers as editor-in-chief of ART PAPERS magazine in October 2004. She helped to grow the organization’s annual budget from $500,651 in 2004 to a projected $765,350 in 2007.

“The organization has an enviable international reputation, tremendous momentum, an ambitious strategic plan, and solid management practices. I look forward to continuing to work with Art Papers’ exceptional board and staff to execute our shared trailblazing vision,” Ms. Fortin said in a statement.

Ms. Fortin has been working internationally since 1991. She was previously curator of contemporary art at the Ottawa Art Gallery, editor & program coordinator at OBORO in Montréal and program coordinator at la chambre blanche in Québec.

Her critical essays and reviews have been published in Canadian, American and European catalogues and periodicals.

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