Anna Boghiguian, Time of Change, 2022. Installation view The Power Plant, Toronto, 2023. Courtesy of the artist ©Anna Boghiguian, Kunsthaus Bregenz.
We invite audiences to join a Sunday Scene with a curator and cultural producer, Toleen Touq, inspired by Anna Boghiguian’s exhibition Time of Change. This talk will touch on the socio-political issues Boghiguian references in her work and what these look like on a historical stage.
Toleen Touq is a curator, cultural producer and facilitator working between Toronto, Canada and Amman, Jordan. In Amman, she is co-founding director of Spring Sessions (2014-ongoing), a yearly residency program that brings together artists, researchers and cultural practitioners in a collaborative and experiential learning environment that is fueled by responsiveness to place and deep curiosity. She co-initiated and co-curated The River Has Two Banks (2012-2017), a multi-disciplinary artistic platform that addressed the historical, political and spatial relations between Jordan and Palestine. In Toronto, she was artistic director (2018-2022) of SAVAC, a nomadic artist-run center dedicated to presenting and developing the work of marginalized and racialized artists. She initiated Ways of Attuning (2021-2023) with Liz Ikiriko to study intimate and expansive curatorial practice with a group of participants across Turtle Island. In 2024, she is guest curating the second edition of Greater Toronto Art for the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto with Kate Wong and Ebony L. Haynes. Her writings have been published with Ibraaz, Sternberg Press, A Prior, Manifesta Journal and others. She has received fellowships from the Clore Leadership Program (UK), the Berlin Biennale (Germany), Art Dubai (UAE) and the Franchise Award from Apexart Gallery (NY).