Virtual In Conversation: Anna Torma with Nicole Burisch and Sarah Quinton
Join Sarah Quinton, Curatorial Director and Nicole Burisch, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada in conversation with Anna Torma, whose solo exhibition Permanent Danger is currently on view at the Textile Museum of Canada. This event will be held virtually on Zoom.
Anna Torma has been producing large-scale hand embroidered wall hangings and collages since graduating with a degree in Textile Art and Design from the Hungarian University of Applied Arts, Budapest, in 1979. She immigrated to Canada in 1988 and now lives in Baie Verte, New Brunswick.
Torma is the recipient of the 2020 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts – Saidye Bronfman Award, and is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. She is also a recipient of the New Brunswick Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for High Achievement in Visual Arts, and the Strathbutler Award from the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation.
Nicole Burisch is a critic and curator based in Ottawa, Canada where she works as Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada. She holds a BFA in Ceramics from the Alberta College of Art and Design, an MA in Art History from Concordia University, and was a 2014-2016 Core Fellow Critic-in-Residence with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Sarah Quinton is the Curatorial Director of the Textile Museum of Canada and is curator of Permanent Danger. Her curatorial practice focuses on intersections between contemporary textiles and sculpture, photography, design, and site-specific installations.