Photograph by Liz Ikiriko
Kenneth Montague is a Toronto-based art collector and the founder and director of Wedge Curatorial Projects, a non-profit arts organization that helps promote African Canadian artists. Since 1997 Montague has been exhibiting contemporary art that explores Black identity, and showcasing these works in his Wedge Collection; he has also established the Dr Kenneth Montague African Diaspora Scholarship at the University of Windsor. Montague has served on the Africa Acquisitions Committee at Tate Modern, London (2012-2015) as well as the Advisory Board of the Ryerson Image Centre (2011-2014) and the Photography Curatorial Committee of the Art Gallery of Ontario (2009-2012); he is currently an AGO Trustee and Chair of the Education and Community Engagement Committee. Montague has been invited to lecture on contemporary art at The Studio Museum in Harlem and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, among other institutions, and he has organized major touring exhibitions including ‘Becoming’ (2008-2012) and ‘Position As Desired’ (2010-2017).