France Trépanier is a multidisciplinary artist, curator and researcher of Kanien’kéhaka (Mohawk) and québécois ancestry. Her artistic and curatorial work has been presented in Canada and France. Her work is characterized by the use of strategies of collaboration. Sometimes, the public is invited to intervene and transform the artwork. Sometimes it is within the creative process itself that the collaboration is anchored. Recently, France co-authored, with Chris Creighton-Kelly, Understanding Aboriginal Art in Canada Today: a Knowledge and Literature Review for the Canada Council for the Arts. She also conducted research projects for the Musée de la Civilisation du Québec, the Banff Centre and the Department of Canadian Heritage.
France worked at the Canada Council for the Arts before becoming a Senior Policy Advisor for the Department of Canadian Heritage. She held a diplomatic post as First Secretary, Cultural Affairs at the Canadian Embassy in Paris and was the founding Director of the Centre for New Media at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris. France was also the co-founder and Director of the artist-run center Axe Néo-7 in Gatineau, Quebec. France is co-chair of the Aboriginal Program Council at the Banff Centre. She is the co-recipient of the 2012 Audain Aboriginal Curatorial Fellowship by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. France is currently the Vice Chair for the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective.