daphne believes that solo exhibitions are important to artists, so we are programming solo shows for the moment.

daphne’s first year of exhibition programming concentrates on Quebec-based Indigenous artists from mainly French-speaking communities, because they are often left out of the conversations taking place within Indigenous art communities nationally and internationally.

We took the lead from an important initiative developed by the Indigenous Curatorial Collective (formerly ACC/CCA), called Tiohtià:ke Project, which brought curators from across Canada to Quebec to travel to various Indigenous communities to do studio visits with artists. Each exhibition in 2021-22 will feature a Quebec-based artist paired with a curator who worked on the Tiohtià:ke Project.

daphne operates on unceded lands. We are proud to be a part of this urban island territory, known as Tiohtià:ke by the Kanien’kehá:ka and as Mooniyang by the Anishinaabe, as it continues to be a rich gathering place for both Indigenous and other peoples.


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