Maria KanellopoulosCollections Associate, TD Contemporary Art & Corporate Heritage Collections Collections Associate at TD Bank
Maria Kanellopoulos is an arts professional with experience in collections management, curatorial practice, and exhibitions and public programming. Her research focus includes the transformative capacities that photography, archives, and contemporary art provide in creating spaces for underrepresented artists and their histories. As part of the TD Art & Archives team, she presents and plans memorable art engagement experiences alongside the important work of preserving and caring for art assets in the TD Collection.
Prior to her role at TD Bank, she worked as Collections Manager for the privately owned contemporary art collection, The Wedge Collection (Toronto) since 2008, and organized exhibitions and programmes with Toronto-based non-profit organization Wedge Curatorial Projects (Toronto) and alongside Gallery 44 (Toronto), Gallery TPW (Toronto), Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto), Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (Halifax), and Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University (North Carolina). Maria received her Bachelor of Design from OCAD University and Master of Arts in Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).
She currently serves on the Board of Directors at Toronto’s Gallery TPW (Toronto Photographers Workshop), based in Toronto.