• A Festival of Ideas
  • May 2 - 5, 2024
  • Guelph

France Trépanier

France Trépanier is a visual artist, curator and researcher of Kanien’kéha:ka and French ancestry. She is the Aboriginal Curator-in-Residence at Open Space in Victoria, BC. France teaches Indigenous arts at Camosun College. She is co-chair of the Indigenous Program Council at the Banff Centre, Alberta. France was the co-recipient of the 2012 Audain Aboriginal Curatorial Fellowship 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 and Chris are currently working on a two year initiative, Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires, which emphasizes the centrality of Indigenous art practices and those from artists of colour in understanding a new “creation story” for this territory now known as Canada.