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+Adi Berardini

Editor-in-Chief

Adi Berardini (she/her) is an artist, writer, and editor. She is a grad from Emily Carr University where she studied Cultural + Critical Practice. You can find more of her writing through VANDOCUMENT, LIVE Biennale, and Issue Mag. Her illustrations have been published in Free Lit Magazine and EVENT Magazine. She currently works as the Regional+Digital Engagement Coordinator at Regional HIV/AIDS Connection.

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+Zsofia Kollar

Contributor

Presenting materials in different and unexpected perspectives is an ongoing objective in the work of Amsterdam based designer, Zsofia Kollar. Zsofia’s idea of the design-discipline is not fixed but in flux. Her work intrigues, playing with the tension between art and design, showing a keen sense of humor while questioning the human mind. Her quest to understand the relation between objects and their context blurs the line between fiction and the realm of our reality. There is an interesting and strange uncanniness in her work, which not only reveals the secrets of existing materials and objects, but also investigates scenarios of future and fictional behaviors. Triggered senses, surprise encounters and the belief that sometimes truth is stranger than fiction sums up her cross disciplinary practice.  

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+ Jamie Lee Arseneau

Contributor

Jamie Lee Arseneau is a resident and community member of London, Ontario. She is a graduate of Western University, where she studied English and History, and is now professionally engaged in non-profit leadership. Jamie Lee is a writer, utilizing this creative medium for personal development, as well as raising awareness for polyamory and non-monogamy.

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+ Devana Senanayake

Contributor

Devana Senanayake is a political reporter and radio producer focusing on race (intercultural racism), immigration, de-colonisation, diasporas and food. Devana has been featured on SBS, Meanjin, Overland, Archer and VICE. She also participated in documentaries made by the BBC, Aljazeera and ABC. She is currently making an audio documentary about immigration called “The Modern Odyssey” for All The Best, 3CR Community Radio and Multicultural Arts Victoria. Her hobbies are making zines, taking photographs and cooking. Find her on Twitter @dsenanayake16.

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+Lauren Fournier

Contributor

Lauren Fournier (b. 1989 Regina/Treaty 4 Territory, Saskatchewan) is a curator, writer, and artist holding a PhD from York University. She is an interdisciplinary scholar whose current research is focused on the histories and practices of “autotheory” as a post-1960s mode of feminist practice across media.  Lauren’s writing has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and contemporary art publications, including Contemporary Women’s Writing, Canadian Art, Comparative Media Arts Journal, Canadian Journal of Woman Studies, Magenta Magazine, Kapsula Magazine, West Coast Line, and Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada. She has authored exhibition catalogue essays and art writing texts for various artist-run centres, commercial galleries, and public art galleries and museums, including Dazibao (Montréal), Untitled Art Society (Calgary), Susan Hobbs (Toronto), and Wil Aballe Art Projects (Vancouver). Recent curatorial projects include Autotheory (Vtape), The Sustenance Rite (Blackwood Gallery), and Fermenting Feminism (Medical Museion, Front/Space, Büro BDP). Lauren’s first novel, an expanded writing and multi-channel video installation entitled Feminist Father Worship, is forthcoming 2020.

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+Chloe Hyman

Contributor

Chloe Hyman is an art writer born and raised in New York City. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Tufts University and is now pursuing her Master’s in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Her research revolves around sexuality, religion, and war trauma in 20th Century Germany and the Netherlands. She is also a writer for the Superfine! Art Fair blog, and the founder of the online art journalism platform, Canvas and Crumpets. In her contemporary art writing, Chloe explores the role bodies play in defining identity and constructing the uncanny, as well as themes of sacrality and materiality. She is also a vintage dealer and stylist, with a particular fondness for psychedelic 1960s prints. You can find her on Instagram @chloelikescrumpets.

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+Valérie Frappier

Contributor

Valérie Frappier is a cultural worker, writer and emerging curator of French settler ancestry from Aurora, Ontario. Currently based in Toronto, she was Canadian Art Magazine’s 2017-18 editorial intern and has worked within different art organizations in Montreal, Quebec and Cork, Ireland. She holds a BFA in Art History/Studio Arts from Concordia University and a BA in Gender and Women’s Studies from York University. As a current MFA candidate in OCAD University’s Criticism and Curatorial Practice program, her research focuses on questions of gender, race and nationhood within Canadian cultural production, and explores alternate memorialization and the reframing of dominant narratives.

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