November Paynter is Director of Programs at the MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto.
Previously, she was Associate Director of Research and Programmes, SALT in Istanbul. She has held the positions of Curator at Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul; Assistant Curator of the 9th International Istanbul Biennial and Consultant Curator at Tate Modern for the exhibition Global Cities (2007).
Her independent curatorial projects include in 2010 As the Land Expands at Al Riwaq Art Space in Bahrain; in 2009 The columns held us up at Artists Space in New York and in 2008 New Ends Old Beginnings at the Bluecoat and Open Eye galleries in Liverpool.
Paynter writes for art periodicals including Artforum, Bidoun and artasiapasific, as well as for artist and exhibition publications.