Photo: Marc-Olivier Bécotte
Established in 2007 by Phoebe Greenberg, the PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing impactful contemporary art experiences to the public. Its programming is international in scope, responsive to the local context, and free of charge to reinforce PHI’s commitment to accessibility and inclusion. The Foundation is driven by a desire to break down entrenched perceptions of what contemporary art is and who it is for, with the fundamental belief that art is for us all. The Foundation endeavours to make a home for art, artists and the public we serve, devoted to nurturing convivial exchanges that celebrate art as part of our everyday lives.
Our Ethos and Values
The PHI Foundation aims to disrupt the perception that contemporary art is inaccessible, hard to understand and only for certain people. Instead, we want to reinforce how artists make work that resonates with our own preoccupations, questions, and desires. Art is for all of us.
Our primary guiding principle is to be of service in a way that nurtures a culture of care. Inherent to this are the values of generosity, empathy, empowerment, inclusion, and critical thought. It means infusing all our gestures with a sense of duty, taking into consideration the presentation of the artist’s work and the visitor’s experience in equal measure. This manifests itself in the way we greet and care for visitors, in our curatorial, mediation and public engagement approaches.
From its inception, the Foundation has also been about championing creative freedom and increasing access to contemporary art. We want to become freer from conventional exhibition practices so that we might interfere less in the process of reception and encourage a multiplicity of readings of a work of art. This commitment to access also includes a constant engagement with how to lower and remove economic and spatial barriers to contemporary art experiences.
What better place to showcase contemporary art than in a historic building? What could be more stimulating than to tie history with the contemporary, and create a dialogue between the past and present?
Founder and Director
Phoebe Greenberg (she/her)
Managing Director & Curator
Cheryl Sim (she/her)
Gallery Management and Adjunct Curator – Public Programs
Victoria Carrasco (she/her)
514 866-6767 ext. 4110
Jon Knowles (he/him)
514 866-6767 ext. 4224
Adjunct to the Director
Marie-Fei Deguire (she/her)
514 866-6767 ext. 4212
Visitor Experience Team
Tyra Maria Trono
Visitor Experience Officer
Johnson Jesuthason (he/him)
Head of Education
Marie-Hélène Lemaire (she/her)
514 866-6767 ext. 4227
Adjunct Curator – Engagement
Daniel Fiset (he/him)
514 866-6767 ext. 4220
Kim Johnson (she/her)
Technical & Facilities
Grier Edmundson (he/him)
514 866-6767 ext. 4228
Chief, New Media Partnerships and PR
Myriam Achard (she/her)
514 866-6767 ext. 5104
Digital Strategist and Print Projects Coordinator
Dahlia Cheng (she/her)
514 866-6767 ext. 4226
Coordinator, Print Projects and Digital Content
Amelia Wong-Mersereau (she/her)
Members from the PHI Foundation team lead a number of different long-term initiatives, special projects, and research projects, that are linked to the exhibition program. This section highlights these projects and will keep you informed on their development.
The PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art offers in-house produced and co-produced publications, artist monographs, gallery guides and other print initiatives as a way to provide in-depth accompaniments to the many exhibitions that we have had the privilege to present. We have also partnered with like-minded institutions, publishers and artists to create printed matter and limited editions.
To purchase an item, please write to us at [email protected] or call 514 849-3742. All of these titles are for sale at the PHI Foundation and can be purchased remotely and shipped.
The PHI Foundation’s programming is developed by its curatorial team and it does not accept unsolicited submissions. Please do not call. Please note that the PHI Foundation does not represent any artist.
The PHI Foundation does not rent its gallery spaces for any external events.
There are currently no positions available. You may however submit your resume to [email protected].