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November Paynter is Director of Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada. Prior to this she was Associate Director of Research and Programs at SALT, Istanbul and Ankara, from its founding until December 2016. She has also held the positions of Curator at Platform Garanti, Istanbul; Assistant Curator of the 9th International Istanbul Biennial and Director of the Artist Pension Trust, Dubai. Paynter’s freelance work has seen her curate for institutions and programs including Grazer Kunstverein, Graz; Tate Modern, London; Philadelphia Museum, Philadelphia; Artists Space, New York and the Asia Pacific Triennial, Brisbane. Recent editorial work includes These are the Tools of the Present., Mophradat and Sternberg; VOTI Union of the Imaginary, Buchhandlung Walther König and SALT; Quis Erudiet Without Documenta, Mousse, Grazer Kunstverein and SALT. She is a member of the editorial board of the L’Internationale Museum Confederation, sits on the advisory board of Protocinema and is a jury member for the 5th Jameel Prize coordinated by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.