TRUCK Staff

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Ginger Carlson // Executive Director / director(at)truck.ca

Ginger Carlson is a Calgary based curator and art writer. She holds a BA Honours in Art History from the University of Alberta and an MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies from the University of Manchester. From 2015-2017, Carlson served as the Visual Arts Curator for the Sled Island Music and Arts Festival in Calgary. She is the current Board President of M:ST Performative Art Festival and Vice-President of the Alberta Association of Artist-run Centres. She has written essays and reviews for art exhibitions and has been published in BlackFlash Magazine, Canadian Art, Luma Film and Media Art Quarterly, and SNAPline. In 2016, she received the Canadian Art Foundation Writing Prize.

Jessie Short // Programming Coordinator / programming(at)truck.ca

Jessie Short is an independent curator, filmmaker, and multi­disciplinary artist whose work involves memory, Métis history, and visual culture. In 2011, Jessie received a Master’s degree from Brock University (Ontario) with an MA thesis centred on contemporary Métis visual culture. Jessie served as Executive Director of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective from 2012-2015 and worked in the Visual Art department of The Banff Centre between 2009‐2010. Jessie has directed two short films, Wake Up! (2015) and Sweet Night (2016), both of which have screened nationally and internationally. Jessie works with Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective, an Indigenous led arts organization based in Edmonton.

Richelle Bear Hat // Engagement Coordinator / engagement(at)truck.ca

Richelle Bear Hat is a Calgary based first nations artist with both Blackfoot and Cree heritage. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing in 2011 and has since gone on to work with the Banff Centre as a Collections Work Study and as a studio assistant for various contemporary artists. She participated in the Woodland School residency at the Banff Centre in 2013 and has significant experience collaborating and working with arts institutions through her artistic practice and volunteer work. Bear Hat's artistic practice investigates ideas surrounding family relationships and the types of knowledge that are capable of being passed through them. Explored through the use of photography, transfers, video, and paper based works, her use of materials and means of production support transferences of memory and provide a platform for storytelling.