Monika Kin Gagnon is Professor of Communication Studies at Concordia University and co-director of CINEMAexpo67 with Janine Marchessault (York). She has published on cultural politics, the visual and media arts since the 1980s, including Other Conundrums: Race, Culture and Canadian Art (2000), 13 Conversations about Art and Cultural Race Politics (2002) with Richard Fung, and is co-editor of Reimagining Cinema: Film at Expo 67 with Janine Marchessault (2014).
Her current research is on cultural memory, creative archiving, and experimental media arts, and has included curating as well as creative solutions to conventional archiving of experimental media. She is co-curating the group exhibition Ă€ la recherche dâ€™expo 67/In Search of Expo 67 with Lesley Johnstone at the MusĂ©e dâ€™art contemporain de MontrĂ©al for the 50th anniversary of Expo 67, from June 21â€“Oct 8 2017. She curated La Vie polaire/Polar Life at the CinĂ©mathĂ¨que quĂ©bĂ©coise in 2014, a digital resimulation and restaging of Graeme Fergusonâ€™s 11-screen Expo 67 film, which partnered the CinĂ©mathĂ¨que and National Film Board of Canada with CINEMAExpo67. In 2015, she curated Theresa Hak Kyung Cha | ImmatĂ©rial for DHC Art at Centre Phi, including the reading event, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha | ImmatĂ©rial Live!
In 2009 she undertook the DVD-catalogue and restoration, Charles Gagnon: 4 Films (2009), based on her late artist-fatherâ€™s experimental 1960â€™s films, and the related interactive database Korsakow film Archiving R69 (2011) which chronicles working with R69 using original film, still images, and interviews. She attended the Independent Imaging RetreatÂ (â€śFilm Farmâ€ť) in Mount Forest in 2010 and 2012 where she made Happy Birthday! (2010)