2024 Curatorial Fellowship

We are proud to present the second edition of TBA’s Curatorial Fellowship Program, made possible with the generous support of TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment. The program offers an experimental and collaborative process through which emerging curators cultivate personal curatorial methodologies, and realize a substantial curatorial project within the framework of the next Toronto Biennial of Art. For the first time this year, TBA has conceived of two roles for the Exhibition and Programs teams respectively: 2024 Curators Dominique Fontaine and Miguel A. López selected Nima Esmailpour as the Exhibition Curatorial Fellow, while Programs Curatorial Fellow Sarah Edo was selected to develop public programs alongside TBA Programs Curator Jenn Goodwin.

Conceived as a reciprocal mentorship model, TBA’s Fellows engage, teach, and learn with artists, Biennial staff, and fellow culture workers, as well as connect with local, national and international audiences.

“Through the TD Ready Commitment, our global corporate citizenship platform, we are proud to support the Curatorial Fellowship Program as part of the 2021 Biennial program. We strive to help create opportunities for under-represented individuals to navigate and develop their careers in the artistic sector as well as advance the amplification of diverse voices in arts and culture. This program will allow for collaboration, storytelling, and meaningful connections through art, igniting new conversations and learning for the artists themselves, the curators, and all audiences.” Said Stuart Keeler, Senior Curator, TD Corporate Art Collection, TD Bank Group.