TBA’s Storytelling Program creates a model of contemporary art mediation for TBA exhibitions that combines conventional interpretation with artist-led, narrative and embodied responses to the artworks presented in the Biennial. 

During our third Biennial, local multidisciplinary artists will be commissioned as Storytellers to develop Storytelling sessions that are created from their personal insights and experiences of the city as they guide visitors through the exhibition artists’ installations, research, and perspectives. They will offer regular weekly walks and conversations to intergenerational audiences and school groups throughout the length of the Biennial. TBA further engages Storytellers year-round to support our school and community engagement initiatives.

School-aged audiences will be led by R.I.S.E. Edutainment Storytellers in free full or half day tours and workshops located at our 32 Lisgar Street main site. Please see the School Programs page for more details. 

Contact us at learning@torontobiennial.org to learn more about working with TBA Storytellers in your school, organization, or community space. 

Storytelling at the Small Arms Inspection Building with Nicole Markland at Jeffrey Gibson's ALL FOR ONE, ONE FOR ALL, 2015. Photo by Rebecca Tisdelle-Macias.