Darrin J. Martens

Darrin J. Martens is the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chief Curator at the Audain Art Museum in Whistler, British Columbia. He previously served as director of the Nisga'a Museum (2013-2015) and as director/curator of the Burnaby Art Gallery (2004-2013). Martens holds a master's degree in art history from the University of British Columbia (UBC), with a focus on critical and curatorial studies. Prior to his studies at UBC, Martens received bachelor of fine arts and bachelor of arts degrees from the University of Regina. His passion lies in exploring Canadian art history and, in particular, artists of First Nations heritage. He has curated more than fifty exhibitions, contributed to more than thirty publications, and served on several peer adjudication juries. He is also a fellow of the Museum Leadership Institute of Claremont Graduate University's J. Paul Getty Foundation