cheyanne turions is a curator, cultural worker and writer. Her practice is concerned with how encounters with art can contribute to producing worlds otherwise, which proposes a connection between the ideas embedded in artworks and the possibility for social, political and institutional transformations. turions was a member of 221A’s Board of Directors from Summer 2017 until Spring 2021.
She is currently based on the unceded territories of xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and Səl̓ílwətaɬ Nations where she is the Curator at SFU Galleries, and the National Editorial Advisory Committee of Canadian Art.
Born in High Prairie, Alberta, turions is a settler from the territories of the Michif Piyii (Métis) and Woodland Cree, which is Treaty 8 land. Better understanding her relations is an ongoing project for her. As someone who benefits from white privilege, she tries to be responsible to the reciprocal obligation to dismantle the structures that enable white supremacy and perpetuate settler colonialism.