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Marlene Ferhatoğlu

January 11, 2023

Marlene is a first-generation Turkish-American marketing and events specialist in the arts industry. Having moved to Canada over 19 years ago in the ancestral lands of the Metis people, known as Saskatoon, Marlene gained a Bachelor’s in Commerce for Marketing and International Business. While there, Marlene volunteered at the Saskatoon Open Door Society to provide newly landed immigrants and refugees with resources to overcome barriers in Canada.

Eventually, her work in digital marketing and art led to a career in Vancouver where she works for the Vancouver Visual Art Foundation as the Project Manager. Her work at the non-profit organization has produced several visual art events with the goal of growing Vancouver’s visual art scene to international audiences.