Daina Augaitis was interim director (2019-2020) and chief curator/associate director (1996-2019) at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada, where she played a key role in shaping the museum’s exhibition program and building its collections. In the last decade Augaitis organized solo exhibitions of artists such as Vikky Alexander, Geoffrey Farmer, Douglas Coupland, Song Dong, Rebecca Belmore, Brian Jungen, Paul Wong, Nancy Spero, Stan Douglas and Ann Hamilton, and thematic exhibitions that have featured socially-based works. She was formerly director of the Visual Arts Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts, where she organized residencies for artists and curators, and has held curatorial positions at the Walter Phillips Gallery, Western Front, Convertible Showroom and Franklin Furnace. Augaitis curated the exhibition Muntadas: Entre/Between at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain, which toured to Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon and Jeu de Paume, Paris. Among her honours are the Alvin Balkind Curator’s Prize, the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Curatorial Excellence, the Canadian Museums Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research and the Emily Award from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design.