Tyra Maria Trono is a Filipinx artist, cultural worker, and curator based in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography with distinction from Concordia University. Their current research focuses on questions such as the formation of one’s perception within the process of cultural identification, and how belonging to a diasporic community redirects the path of this process. Trono is the Programming Coordinator at Ada X (formerly Studio XX), which is a bilingual feminist artist-run centre engaged in exploration, creation, and critical reflection in media arts and digital culture.
In 2017, she founded a photo collective called For the Sake of Analog alongside Edson Niebla Rogil and John Mendoza. It has been a platform where artistic contributions that are presented to their collective, are evaluated by and for people whose identities belong to marginalized communities. The collective’s first mandate is to emphasize the diversity in the new generation of artists who are based in Montreal and that is by showcasing the richness that it holds. They aim to give opportunities to BIPOC artists whose work does not always conform to the aesthetic system that shapes the artistic landscape of the city. Those opportunities are thus looked at as an attempt to express a voice and to validate its existence amongst others.
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