November Paynter

November Paynter Appointed Director of Programs at Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada

The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada has appointed November Paynter as its new director of programs.

Paynter was previously the founding associate director of research and programs at SALT Istanbul and Ankara from 2011 to 2016. She has served as the director of the Artist Pension Trust in Dubai and as a consultant curator at Tate Modern, as well as the assistant curator for the 2005 International Istanbul Biennale and as a curator for Istanbul’s Platform Garanti.

“I am excited and honored to step into this role at a crucial moment as MOCA finalizes the renovation of its new venue. I particularly look forward to shaping the attitude and direction of the program, while retaining the institution’s meaning for the local art community by putting relationships at the center of the operation,” said Paynter. Julia Ouellette, chair of the museum’s board of directors, said, “We are thrilled that November will bring her unique experience building institutions and working within cultural networks to MOCA as we usher in this new phase for the museum.”