Shelly Bahl has worked with numerous arts organizations as a curator and arts programmer since 1992.

See a full list of her curatorial projects here >>

She is a founding artist member of ZEN-MIX 2000: Pan-Asian Visual Arts Network in Toronto (1996-2000). 

See a selection of ZEN-MIX 2000: Pan-Asian Visual Arts Network projects here >>

Shelly Bahl is a founding artist member of SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) in Toronto. She was the inaugural director of SAVAC (1997-1999), an Interim Administration and Development Officer (2002) and a member of the Board of Directors (2005-07). SAVAC archives >>

From 1999-2000 Bahl was the first Curator-in-Residence (Contemporary Art) at the Art Gallery of Ontario, awarded through the Canada Council for the Arts, Culturally Diverse Curators Program. Two of her projects can be seen here:

Su-en Wong: Girl as Covergirl >>

Sutapa Biswas exhibition and artist residency >>

She has also served on the Board of Directors and programming committees for the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective in NYC, and Mercer Union Gallery, Gallery 44 & A Space Gallery in Toronto.