Chantal Pontbriand is a contemporary art curator and critic. Chantal Pontbriand founded PARACHUTE contemporary art magazine in 1975 and acted as publisher/editor until 2007, publishing 125 issues. Her work is based on the exploration of questions of globalization and artistic heterogeneity. She has curated numerous international contemporary art events: exhibitions, international festivals and international conferences, mainly in photography, video, performance, dance and multimedia installation. From 1982 to 2003, she was president and director of the FIND (Festival International de Nouvelle Danse), in Montreal. She was appointed Head of Exhibition Research and Development at Tate Modern in London in 2010. Presently, she is Associate Professor at the Sorbonne-Paris IV, and President-founder of PONTBRIAND W.O.R.K.S. [We_OthersandMyself_Research_Knowledge_Systems], which regroups her activities. In 2013, she received the Governor General of Canada Award for an Outstanding Contribution in the Visual and Media Arts.