Irwin Oostindie

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  • ISEA2015

    Irwin Oostindie, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, CA, Production Coordinator, Vancouver, British Columbia. Irwin Oostindie is a Dutch settler artist, curator, and parent living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. For three decades he has led local and international media, arts and social justice projects, and founded community radio, TV, print, web, and cultural space projects. Irwin has been a prolific independent curator as well as held senior staff positions with W2 Community Media Arts, Gallery Gachet, Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, and consultant to three levels of government on the intersection of economic development and cultural industries. Irwin received an Honour’s Post-Graduate Certificate in Media Arts from Capilano University. In his curatorial and space-building work, Irwin brings an interest in crosscultural dialogue and redress, with a particular place-based approach working on longterm curating and cultural development initiatives in the unceded Coast Salish Territory in which he lives.


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  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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