Curatorial Research Fellow
Gallery TPW is pleased to announce Natalie King as the Curatorial Research Fellow for 2023.
For the duration of the fellowship, King will research histories of queer Indigenous artists 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, how has the city created and nurtured space for queer Indigenous folks?
By implementing kinship practices, drawing, and painting, researching archival material and knowledge sharing, King will present this research to culminate in an online resource on past and present histories /futurities of and 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.