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SAAG Presents Kristy Trinier: Gallery Ecology

Southern Alberta Art Gallery
Event organized by Southern Alberta Art Gallery

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An afternoon of special discussion and Q&A with Kristy Trinier.

Gallery Ecology
How can the resources (human, spatial, structural and communal) of a gallery actively support the practices of artists, the generation of contemporary art, criticality in curatorial research and discourse, while engaging culture for our time?
In the reciprocal work of the gallery, we collectively care for art as a host within a cultural ecology, generating and stimulating the actions of questioning, participation and collaboration inherent to contemporary art practice.

Kristy Trinier is an independent curator, art director and arts consultant. Her previous roles include Director of Visual, Digital and Media Arts at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity; Curator at the Art Gallery of Alberta, in which she curated Survival Guide, The Blur in Between, Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, as well as exhibitions at the AGA and Enterprise Square Galleries; Public Art Director at the Edmonton Arts Council, where she managed the City of Edmonton’s Public Art Collection, related exhibitions and public art programs and Campaign Grant Writer at Banff Centre. Trinier holds a Bachelors degree in Visual Art and English from the University of Victoria, and a Masters degree in Public Art from the Dutch Art Institute as a Huygens scholar in The Netherlands. She is currently pursuing PhD studies in Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought at European Graduate School based in Switzerland. She is the Secretary and a core member of Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective and producer of Publication Studio Edmonton at 66B, a print on demand artist book publishing project.

Light snacks and refreshments will be available.