aka artist run is very pleased to welcome Tarin Hughes as the new Executive Director at aka.
Tarin Hughes was born in Charlottetown, PEI and has lived in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and now, Saskatchewan. Hughes received her Honours B.A. in Art History from the University of Waterloo and as a student began her work in the community as Director/Curator of the University of Waterloo’s Artery Gallery, a student gallery initiated by artist and Professor Emeritus, Art Green.
In the past she has worked as an Educator and Community Curator at the KW|AG (Kitchener, ON), Gallery Manager at the UWAG (Waterloo, ON), Curator and Community Programmer at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts (Canning, NS) and Education Coordinator at the Kamloops Art Gallery (Kamloops, BC). During summer 2013, Hughes volunteered with the National Gallery of Canada at the 55th Venice Biennale. Recently, she worked as the Artistic Director at Elora Centre for the Arts, curating exhibitions with Soft Turns (Sarah Jane Gorlitz and Wojciech Olejnik), Erin Perry, Kyle Beal, David Jensenius, Maggie Groat and Barbara Hobot.
You can read an interview with Tarin, as well as the new Director at paved and the new Managing Editor at BlackFlash in the StarPhoenix.