Tairone Bastien

2018 Global Journalism Fellow


Tairone Bastien is a Canadian art curator and programmer with 15 years’ experience working in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and New York. After completing his BA in Art History and Queer Studies at the University of British Columbia, and his MA in Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Bastien spent seven years curating in New York City, including projects for the first three biennials of visual art performance featuring over 100 international artists. From 2011 to this year, he was based between Abu Dhabi and Dubai where he led the creation of a series of major public art projects for both public and private art organizations. Bastien recently returned to Canada and will be building the next stage of his career from Toronto.

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