France Trépanier is a visual artist, curator and researcher of Kanien’kéha:ka and French ancestry. Her practice is informed by strategies of collaboration.
France was recently selected, by the Canada Council for the Arts, to be part of the Indigenous Curators Exchange in Australia, New Zealand and the 2017 Venice Biennale.
She is the Aboriginal Curator at Open Space Arts Society in Victoria BC, where she recently curated the Awakening Memory Project with artists Sonny Assu, LessLIE and Marianne Nicolson.
France was the co-recipient of the 2012 Audain Aboriginal Curatorial Fellowship by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
She co-authored with Chris Creighton-Kelly Understanding Aboriginal Art in Canada Today: a Knowledge and Literature Review for the Canada Council for the Arts.
Her essays and articles have been published in numerous journals and magazines. France is co-chair of the Indigenous Program Council at the Banff Centre.
- Centering Indigenous Art Practices: A Conversation with Chris Creighton Kelly and France Trépanier, Vol 5, No 2 (January 2018)
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