Darrin J. Martens is the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chief Curator at the Audain Art Museum in Whistler, British Columbia. He previously served as the director of the Nisga’a Museum (2013–2015) and as director/curator of the Burnaby Art Gallery (2004–2013). Martens holds a master’s degree in art history from the University of British Columbia (UBC), with a focus on critical and curatorial studies. He is also a fellow of Claremont Graduate University’s J. Paul Getty Foundation’s Museum Leadership Institute. Prior to his studies at UBC, he received a bachelor of fine arts and bachelor of arts degree from the University of Regina. Martens’s passion lies in exploring Canadian art history and, in particular, artists of First Nations heritage. He has curated more than fifty exhibitions, contributed to more than thirty publications, and served on several peer adjudication juries
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