TSF 2017 Visual Artist
France Trépanier is a visual artist, curator and researcher of Kanien’kéha:ka and French ancestry. Her artistic and curatorial work has been presented in many venues in Canada and in Europe. Her artworks are included in various public and private collections, including the Museum of Civilization in Quebec, the Aboriginal Art Collection of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and the Banff Centre Art Collection.
France is currently the Aboriginal Curator at Open Space Arts Society in Victoria BC. She was recently selected, by the Canada Council for the Arts, to be part of the Indigenous Curators Exchange in New Zealand and the 2017 Venice Biennale. France 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 and a member of the Aboriginal Education Council at OCADU in Toronto.