Toby Lawrence is a curator, writer and collaborator, and Curator of Outdoor Art at the Belkin. Prior to the Belkin, Lawrence was Curator at Open Space in Victoria where she explored the potential of gathering, radical care and long-term relationship-building inside and outside of gallery spaces, working with artists and contributors including Rain Cabana-Boucher, Paul de Guzman, Camille Georgeson-Usher, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Guadalupe Martinez, Manuel Axel Strain, Josh Tengan and Jinny Yu. Lawrence is co-founder of the Moss Projects: Curatorial Learning and Research Program in collaboration with Michelle Jacques and was a 2019 curatorial resident of the Otis College of Art and Design Emerging Curators Retreat in Los Angeles, a contributing curator for the inaugural Contingencies of Care Residency hosted by OCAD University, Toronto Biennial of Art and BUSH gallery, and was appointed to the BC Arts Council in 2023. Lawrence holds an MA in Art History and Theory from UBC and a PhD focused on curatorial practice from UBC Okanagan, supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship. Recent publications include “Curatorial Insiders/Outsiders: Speaking Outside and Collaboration as Strategic Intervention” in Indigenous Media Arts in Canada: Making, Caring, Sharing, co-edited by Dana Claxton and Ezra Winton (2023), with forthcoming book chapters for Creative Conciliations: Reflections, Responses, and Refusals and Curatorial Contestations: Critical Methods in Contemporary Exhibition-Making in Canada.