Dot Tuer is a writer, cultural theorist and historian whose research focuses on issues of postcolonialism, transculturation, indigenous-European encounters in the Latin American colonial period, and the intersections of history, memory, and hybridity in contemporary art. A book of her selected writings, Mining the Media Archive: Essays on Art, Technology, and Cultural Resistance, was published by YYZ Press in 2005. Tuer has written for many museums and galleries, including the National Gallery of Canada, the DIA Centre for the Arts, NYC, the Sydney Biennale, the Sao Paulo Biennale, and the ICA in London, England; and presented public international lectures on art in Europe, Latin America, Australia and North America. She has received numerous awards for her writing on art, including Canada Council and Ontario Arts Councils grants; Toronto Arts Awards; and Ontario Art Galleries Association Curatorial Writing Awards. She has served at OCAD as Chair, Curatorial and Critical Practice (2007-9); Interim Chair, Graduate Program in Criticism and Curatorial Practice (2008); and Associate Dean of Liberal Studies, Ontario College of Art and Design (2003).
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