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Yaël Filipovic

Yaël Filipovic

Director of Education and Engagement
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Yaël Filipovic is the Director of Education and Engagement at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal since January 2022. She works passionately to create programming that inspires risk taking, experimentation and new ways of thinking.

Bringing together artists and audiences, she programs for audiences at every stage of life. Her approach focuses on empathetic methodologies, social processes, and engaging in civic conversations through meaningful partnerships and collaborations.

For seven years she led the development of public programs for all ages at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia. Originally from Canada, she has also previously developed public programs for the 2014 Quebec City Biennial, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal, QC), the Walter Phillips Gallery of the Banff Centre (Banff, AB) and the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University (Sherbrooke, QC).


Yaël Filipovic will be speaking at the Museum Social Impact Summit 2024 :

Finding creative ways for an art museum to engage in discussions of war

Would you change your exhibition calendar to respond to the current Russian invasion of the Ukraine? As your sole exhibition at your Museum, what strategies would you use to engage a variety of visitors on this topic? Over 137 days, the MAC’s Education Department piloted a variety of programs to engage in meaningful debates and creative dialogues on a politically charged current event – the war in the Ukraine – via the Museum’s Pussy Riot exhibition. Through partnerships, creative workshops, and a dedicated mediation space, the team found ways to engage in this dark subject matter and find moments of hope.

Yaël Filipovic