cheyanne turions

cheyanne turions

cheyanne turions is an independent, Toronto-based curator and writer who holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia. Her work approaches the space of exhibition as alive—the gallery is a space of dialogue where artists, curators and publics can reflect on and experiment with ways of seeing (and being). Most recently she co-curated Eating Bodies: Towards a Consummate Consumption with Leila Timmins, a four-week experiment in informal education that focused on the political dimensions of the culinary. In the spring she participated in Talk Show alongside James Baldwin and Jackie Wang at SBC Gallery, an exhibition focused on the art and politics of conversation. Forthcoming writing projects include contributions to MAWA’s Desiring Change: Contemporary Canadian Feminist Art and Duane Linklater’s The Wood Land School Reader. In 2015 she was presented with the Hnatyshyn Foundation’s Emerging Curator of Contemporary Canadian Art Award. She sits on the Board of Directors for Kunstverein Toronto, the Editorial Advisory Committee for C Magazine and the Advisory Board for the newly federated institution comprising the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and University of Toronto Art Centre. She is the director of No Reading After the Internet (Toronto).

Writers Festival Appearances