TD Assistant Curator of Education & Exhibitions
A practicing visual artist, Dainesha Nugent-Palache graduated from OCAD University’s photography program where she was the recipient of the Dorothy Hoover Research Award, and the OCAD University Photography Faculty and Friends Award. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally through venues such as the AGO, Gallery TPW, and TRUCK Contemporary (in Calgary), and internationally in New York, Finland, and Vienna. Nugent-Palache’s artworks are included in the Wedge Collection and TD Bank Art Collection, as well as several private collections.
Through her performative video works and photographs, Dainesha explores the dichotomies and paradoxes inherent in representations of Afro-Caribbean femininities. With an exuberant approach to colour and display, her work often negotiates with forms of glamour, excess, and other photographic strategies inherent to the visual cultures of capitalism. Flirting with anthropological and archaeological realms, often produced as a result of her familial digging, Nugent-Palache’s practice is concerned with visualizations of Black diaspora across pasts, presents, and speculative futures, producing portraits and other still life-based works.