France Trépanier

France Trépanier

Biography: 

FRANCE TRÉPANIER is an artist, curator and researcher of Kanien’kéha:ka and French ancestry. Her practice is informed by relationality and the use of strategiVes of collaboration. She is the Aboriginal Curator in Residence at Open Space in Victoria BC. France is co-chair of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, a national arts service organization. She is also an Indigenous arts educator at Camosun College. France recently completed the 3-year curatorial project Mawita’jig with the Mi’gmaq communities on Gespe’gewa’gi (Gaspé Peninsula). France was the co-recipient of the 2012 Audain Aboriginal Curatorial Fellowship awarded 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. France held a diplomatic post at the Canadian Embassy in Paris and directed the Centre for New Media at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris. France was the co-founder and director of the artist-run centre Axe Néo-7 in Gatineau, Québec.