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+Marie-Pascale Lafrenière

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Marie-Pascale Lafrenière is a multidisciplinary feminist artist from Gatineau, Quebec. Her work addresses the relations between female representation and mental health. In her performances, photographs and videos, she explores the ways in which pop culture and social media are redefining women. She also draws inspiration from her own experiences with mental illness. The artist has been the recipient of the Scholarship of Visual Arts Excellence (ÉMI & Axenéo7, 2016) and the winner of the Black & White Photography Contest (STO, 2013). Her work has been shown in Centre Voix Visuelle (Ottawa), Centre d’Action Culturelle de la MRC Papineau (St-André-Avellin), and The Cultch (Vancouver). She obtained her bachelor’s degree at Université du Québec en Outaouais in 2017, and she is now completing her MFA at Emily Carr University of Art & Design.

 

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+Kit Edwards

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Kit is a freelance art writer living in London, with a particular interest in queer and womxn’s practices. Having graduated with an English degree in 2017, she is now studying the History of Art at Birkbeck University and working part-time in the charity sector. She has written for Polyester Zine, Sister Magazine and This is Tomorrow.

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+Maeve Hanna

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Maeve Hanna is a writer and curator based in Treaty 7 territory (Calgary, AB). She holds a BFA Honours in Visual Arts and Literature from York University (Toronto) and the University of Leeds (UK), an MA in Art History and Icelandic Studies from the Université du Québec à Montréal and the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg) on location in Iceland. She has previously published work with Black Flash Magazine, Canadian Art, C Magazine, esse, Frieze, Sculpture and the academic journal the Senses and Society. She has work forthcoming with the Globe and Mail, CBC Radio, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Publication Studio, Luma Film Media and Art Quarterly, Hyperallergic and Border Crossings Magazine. She is the Calgary correspondent for Akimblog.

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+Sara Peters

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Sara Peters is a writer in Toronto. When not writing for TV she guest lectures, writes poetry, documents the queer art scene, and performs improv.

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+Alexandra Bischoff

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Alexandra Bischoff (b. Edmonton, Treaty 6 territory) is a performance artist and writer. Bischoff’s practice responds to obscured intimacies, often focusing through the amorphous lens of womxn’s work. Sexual, emotional, and caretaking labours—legitimized or not, compensated or not—are some of Bischoff’s main concerns. She holds a BFA in Visual Art from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and is currently an MFA candidate at Concordia University in the department of Intermedia.

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+Lucas Cabral

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Lucas is an interdisciplinary artist and curator who has held positions in communications and community engagement at Harbourfront Centre, McIntosh Gallery, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, and AIDS Committee of Durham Region. He is currently the Executive Director at Artcite Inc. in Windsor, Ontario. Recent curatorial projects include If You’ve Got It, Flaunt It, a group exhibition celebrating queer self-actualization in performance-based work. Lucas recently contributed to the development of Inclusion 2025: A Practitioners Guide to Inclusive Museums, a project organized by the Royal Ontario Museum, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Ontario Museum Association that aims to encourage public art institutions to meaningfully engage diverse communities.

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+Rebecca Casalino

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Rebecca Casalino is a Toronto artist and curator maintaining her practice through
deeply personal collaborations in her community and sheer will power. Currently
focusing on drawing and multiples Casalino has also previously worked in video,
performance, sculpture, and installation. Casalino’s work is highly autobiographical but
her work is packaged as intellectual and sarcastic projects. She works to boil down
intimate feelings into universal truths through her practice. Casalino is currently an MFA
candidate at the Ontario College of Art and Design.

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+Laura Demers

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Laura Demers is a visual artist and writer who lives and works in Toronto. She has written for Cross Process (2018), Blank Cheque Press (2018), Public Parking (2019) and Prefix Photo (2019), and was recently awarded the Spark Box Emerging Artist Award (2019). Her work has been shown in Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal. Her current practice comprises writing, drawing, and digital and print media.

+Nadia Kurd

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Nadia Kurd (she/her) is an art historian and curator based in Edmonton, Alberta. She occasionally tweets at @nadia_kurd

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+Chiara Mannarino

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Chiara Mannarino earned her Bachelor’s degree from Vassar College in 2018 and will be
pursuing a Master’s in Art History at The Courtauld Institute of Art this coming fall. Chiara is an aspiring curator with a particular interest in the intersections of photography, feminism, activism, and ethics and in re-examining the history of contemporary Italian art. She is also a photographer particularly invested in crafting and illuminating unexpected connection as well as a multimedia installation artist. You can find her work on her website and also her Instagram.

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+EA Douglas

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EA Douglas is an artist currently living in Vancouver, Canada. She publishes the semi-regular digital perzine Strange and Mysterious Creatures. You can connect with her via Instagram @ea.douglas.

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