Toleen Touq

Visual Arts - 2022
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 is artistic director of SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre), a nomadic artist-run center dedicated to presenting and developing the work of marginalized artists on Turtle Island and across the Global South. In 2022, she co-founded Ways of Attuning, a study group centered around nurturing generosity, collaboration, and imaginative thinking in curatorial practice. Her writing has been published with Sternberg Press, Ibraaz, A Prior, Manifesta Journal and others.