Jacqueline Mabey’s work is shaped by studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, McGill University and the University of British Columbia, and by multifarious professional experience in commercial galleries, museums and artist studios. Mabey works in a research-based curatorial model, exploring a set of recurrent themes: desire, power, visibility, vulnerability and creative community. They create texts and contexts for the analysis and presentation of contemporary art in a spirit of rigorous openness, as an invitation to the reader or viewer to actively participate in the process of making meaning. Mabey is a co-founder of Art+Feminism, an international, activist curatorial platform based out of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, with satellites in galleries and museums internationally. Mabey is Assistant Curator at Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University – Newark and works independently under the honorific failed projects. They were born in the land of the Lenape, raised in Miꞌkmaꞌki (specifically, Nova Scotia), and later returned to Lenapehoking.