FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 25, 2019, Vancouver, BC—Capture Photography Festival is pleased to announce the appointment of Cheyenne Rain LeGrande as the Festival’s new TD Assistant Curator. She assumes her position as of November 27, 2019.
LeGrande is a multi-disciplinary Nehiyaw (Cree) artist whose work includes installation, photography, video, sound and performance. She graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2019 with a BFA. LeGrande was recently recipient of the Moment Factory Award (2019), the B.C. regional prize for the BMO 1st Art! Competition (2019), and is currently long-listed for the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize. In the summer of 2019, LeGrande participated in a co-op placement at the Western Front where she was involved in a wide range of the artist run centre’s operations from curatorial, administration and marketing to installation.
As TD Assistant Curator, LeGrande will have the opportunity to participate in researching, developing, planning and executing the artistic program for the annual Festival including public art projects, public programming, the Capture Catalogue, and exhibition development for future Festivals. This position is made possible with the generous support of Capture’s Presenting Sponsor, TD Bank Group, through its corporate citizenship platform The Ready Commitment, which is helping to amplify diverse voices through arts and culture initiatives.
Statement from Emmy Lee Wall, Executive Director of Capture:
“We are thrilled to welcome Cheyenne as the Festival’s TD Assistant Curator. Cheyenne’s deep interest in lens-based work, as evidenced by her own artistic practice, will offer a unique perspective for the Festival. I was particularly struck by Cheyenne’s positivity and intellectual curiosity and look forward to working closely with Cheyenne to develop her curatorial practice. We are truly grateful to TD for supporting this position and championing diverse voices.”
Statement from TD:
“An important part of building a more inclusive tomorrow is amplifying all voices in arts and culture,” says Andrea Barrack, Global Head of Sustainability and Corporate Citizenship. “That’s why we support initiatives like the Capture Photography Festival’s new TD Assistant Curator position as a way to ensure the sector reflects the diversity of professional perspectives. As part of our corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, we’re working to help remove barriers for diverse emerging artists and professionals.”
About Capture Photography Festival
Capture is an annual festival devoted to presenting the most compelling lens-based art from local and international artists. Each April, photography and lens-based art is exhibited at dozens of galleries and other venues throughout Metro Vancouver as part of the Exhibition Program, alongside an extensive Public Art Program, a youth-oriented Learning Program, and an Events Program that spans tours, films, artist talks, and community events. Launched in 2013, the annual not-for-profit Capture Photography Festival is Western Canada’s largest lens-based art festival.
Photo: Jake Kimble