Jaclyn Bruneau is a writer, critic, and editor based in Toronto.
Big on: film and moving image, absurdity, investigative methodologies, experimental documentary practices, parafiction, silence, grief and mourning, citation as affection, and queerness, both within and beyond contexts of sexuality.
She's the Editor of C Magazine and on the Board of Directors at Images Festival. She’s currently underway on an inconspicuous, year-long, Kijiji publishing project with Natasha Chaykowski and Untitled Art Society called please, teach me to swim.
In 2018, she participated in the Oberhausen Seminar in conjunction with LUX and the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar and in the 31st Images Festival Research Forum. That year, she was the Managing Editor of MICE (Moving Image Culture Etc.) Magazine, an online periodical devoted to critical writing and artists’ projects about and within moving image culture. In 2017, she participated in Fan Wu’s Close Workshops series—on the writing of grief and mourning—supported by Art Metropole, which culminated in an anthology published in 2019. Thanks to the BC Arts Council, she spent 2017 at work on a survey of contemporary cultural criticism. In 2016, she was a resident at The Banff Centre's Critical Art Writing Ensemble II and in 2015, was awarded the Editorial Residency at Canadian Art. She has held positions at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver Latin American Film Festival and New Forms Festival and has given talks on exhibitions and projects by more than a dozen artists.
Lastly, she takes on independent substantive editing projects of varying lengths in the genres of art writing, criticism, non-fiction, fiction and poetry. Send a note through the contact form to inquire about these services.