cheyanne turions appointed Interim Artistic Director of Trinity Square Video

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Trinity Square Video​ is delighted to announce the appointment of Cheyanne Turions​ as our Interim Artistic Director.

cheyanne turions is an independent curator and writer who holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia, and a master’s degree in Visual Studies from the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. From the farmlands of Treaty 8, she is of settler and Indigenous ancestry. Her work approaches the space of exhibition as alive—the gallery is a space of dialogue where the propositions of artists come into contact with publics, questioning ways of seeing and being in relation. Recent curatorial projects include How a Living Day is Made at the Doris McCarthy Gallery with works by Aisha Sasha John, Rachelle Sawatsky and Walter Scott; and The Fraud that Goes Under the Name of Love at Simon Fraser University’s Audain Gallery, co-curated with Amy Kazymercyk, with works by Hannah Black, Skeena Reece, Mika Rottenberg and others. She sits on the Board of Directors for Kunstverein Toronto, the Editorial Advisory Committee for C Magazine and the Education and Community Engagement Committee at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She is the director of No Reading After the Internet (Toronto).

As the former Program Manager and Curator at Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society and Shop Manager and Curator at Art Metropole in Toronto, turions comes to Trinity Square Video with extensive experience within artist-run centres and production centres. Her curatorial work is widely acclaimed, and in 2015 she received the Hnatyshyn Foundation award for emerging curators and the Reesa Greenberg Curatorial Studies Award. Trinity Square is thrilled welcome cheyanne turions to our team as we continue to create a space to reimagine media arts.