Judith Parker is a curator, writer and art historian who lives in Canada’s capital, Ottawa. The city is named after indigenous traders, the Odawa, who met explorers travelling the Kitchesippi River. Judith curates interdisciplinary contemporary exhibitions in non-traditional places where artists can respond to specific cultural sites or historic artifacts. Every August, she creates collaborative performance in the Canadian wilderness with R. Murray Schafer’s Wolf Project.

In 2014, Beyond the Edge: Artists’ Gardens presented five outdoor plant-based installations addressing its location at Agriculture Canada’s Central Experimental Farm. As former curator at the historic Bytown Museum, Judith initiated Artist-in-Residence solo exhibitions presenting contemporary art in dialogue with Victorian-era artifacts.