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Curatorial Research Fellowship

Natalie King

Gallery TPW is pleased to announce Natalie King as the Curatorial Research Fellow for 2023.​

For the duration of her fellowship, King will research histories of queer Indigenous artist's practices and their long histories in Toronto. King's research asks: How has joy shaped the collective and varied practices of Indigenous queer artists and cultural workers in Toronto and how has the city created and nurtured space for queer Indigenous folks? 


By implementing kinship practices, drawing, painting, researching archival materials and knowledge sharing, King will present their research in an online resource on histories and futurities of/for 2SLGTBQ Indigenous artists.

The Curatorial Research Fellowship is made possible with the generous support of TD Bank Group.


Image courtesy of Natalie King.

About the Curatorial Research Fellowship

Gallery TPW’s Curatorial Research Fellowship is dedicated to supporting a full year of research exploring contemporary image-making and lens-based practices led by an emerging Indigenous curator based on Turtle Island. The fellow will receive organizational support from TPW, an honorarium, and an opportunity to present research. 


Natalie King is a queer interdisciplinary Anishinaabe (Algonquin) artist, facilitator and member of Timiskaming First Nation. King's arts practice ranges from video, painting, sculpture and installation as well as community engagement, curation and arts administration. King is currently a Programming Coordinator at Xpace Cultural Centre in Tkaronto.


Often involving portrayals of queer femmes, King’s works are about embracing the ambiguity and multiplicities of identity within the Anishinaabe queer femme experience(s). King's practice operates from a firmly critical, anti-colonial, non-oppressive, and future-bound perspective, reclaiming the realities of lived liv es through frameworks of desire and survivance.

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