Lesley Johnstone has been curator at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal since 2007. She was co-curator of the 2011 Québec Triennial, as well as the curator of solo exhibitions by such artists as Tino Sehgal, Eve Sussman, Valérie Blass, Luanne Martineau, Lynne Marsh, and Francine Savard. Her group exhibition Yesterday’s Tomorrows brought together Québec, Canadian and international artists who revisit Modernist architecture and design.
Prior to her nomination at the MACM, Lesley Johnstone was Artistic Director of the International Garden Festival at the Jardins de Métis from 2003 to 2007, and Head of Publications at the Canadian Centre for Architecture from 1998 to 2003. She has worked as an independent curator, written many catalogue texts and edited of a number of critical anthologies and monographs on contemporary Canadian art, including Hybrids: Reshaping the Contemporary Garden in Métis, Sight Lines: Reading Contemporary Canadian Art, and Studiolo: The Collaborative Work of Martha Fleming and Lyne Lapointe.