+Adi Berardini


Adi Berardini (she/they) is an artist, writer, and editor. She has an MA in Art History from Western University and a BFA in Cultural + Critical Practice from Emily Carr University. You can find more of their writing through VANDOCUMENT, LIVE Biennale, and Issue Mag. Their illustrations have also been published in Free Lit Magazine and EVENT Magazine.

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+Harper Wellman

Contributing Editor

Harper Wellman (he/him) is a writer and emerging curator currently located in Calgary AB. Harper holds an MA in Art History and Curatorial Studies, and a BA in Museum and Curatorial Studies, both from Western University. He has worked for many cultural organizations focusing on curatorial projects, public programming, and publications (TBA Journal, ArtLab, OMA, Westland Gallery, Calgary Zoo), and truly enjoys engaging the public with cultural, artistic, and historical topics. Harper currently works for Contemporary Calgary and the Alberta University of the Arts.


+Aysia Tse

Editorial Assistant Spring 2022


Aysia Tse (she/her) is an emerging artist majoring in Life Studies and minoring in Art and Social Change at OCAD University. Interested in the intersections of community education, art and activism, Aysia is building a socially engaged practice that connects to constructive action within communities. In addition to her public and community arts work, her practice is currently expanding towards themes relating to culture and identity.


+Lena Chen

Summer Guest Editor 2020

Lena Chen is an artist and activist examining labor, intimacy, and trauma. In 2018, she founded the expressive arts initiative Heal Her, which has worked with artists, therapists, and survivors of sexual violence to convene trauma-informed storytelling circles in seven countries. She has been an invited speaker at Oxford, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, SXSW, and re:publica; featured in international media (including The New York Times, CNN, The Independent, VICE); and funded by the Puffin Foundation and the Burning Man Global Arts Fund. Chen received a B.A. in sociology from Harvard University, and is currently pursuing her MFA at the Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Art.


+Zsofia Kollar


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


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


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.

+Lauren Fournier


Lauren Fournier (she/her) is a white settler writer, researcher, and curator. She has organized exhibitions and screenings for such venues as Access Gallery in Vancouver, the Blackwood Gallery in Mississauga, and Zalucky Contemporary and Vtape in Toronto. She led C Magazine’s “Curious Criticism” program as their lead curator. Her curatorial programs have toured internationally, including at the Medical Museion in Copenhagen, Front/Space in Kansas City, and the Horse Hospital in London, UK. Her book Autotheory as Feminist Practice (The MIT Press 2021) has been featured and reviewed in Columbia Journal and LARB, and has been translated to Korean. As an editor, Lauren’s work has been featured in the New York Times. She is bisexual.

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+Chloe Hyman


Chloe Hyman is an art writer born and raised in New York City. She holds an MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art and a BA in Art History from Tufts University. Her research explores the cultural significance of monster bodies in historical propaganda and their subversion in contemporary art and cinema. Central themes include the construction of stereotypes, sexuality, sacrality, and the uncanny. Chloe founded the art journalism platform Canvas and Crumpets and teaches art history at Arts Club NYC. She is also a vintage dealer and stylist, with a particular fondness for psychedelic 1960s prints. You can find her on Instagram @chloelikescrumpets.


+Jess Chen


Jess Chen is an art historian, critic, and poet. She is broadly interested in the relationship between politics and form, fragmentation, and memory in contemporary art. Jess holds a BA in Art History and Public Policy from Duke University. Her research has won awards from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Duke University Asia/Pacific Islander Institute, and other organizations.

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+Valérie Frappier


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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+Juliane Foronda


Juliane Foronda (she/her) is a Filipina-Canadian artist, organiser and writer. She received her BA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph in 2013, and her MA in Fine Art from Listaháskóli Íslands/Iceland University of the Arts in 2018. Juliane has worked at various galleries, artist-run spaces and residencies internationally, and she co-founded and directed RÝMD in Breiðholt, IS from 2017 to 2018. She is currently based in Glasgow, Scotland where she is undertaking long-term independent research on radical feminist hospitality at Glasgow Women’s Library.


+Marie-Pascale Lafrenière


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.


+Pauline Nguyen


Pauline Nguyen reads, writes, and takes photos in Toronto. They are completing their MA in Communication and Culture at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson) University and York University where their research brings together arts-based research and queer archives to consider how the ephemeral, feelings-based aspects of queer and trans of colour narratives of care can be shared through photograph-making. Pauline enjoys reading contemporary literature and biking and walking around the city. They are slowly learning to write about the things they love, like art and feeling and ethics, in less academic ways. You can find them at and on Instagram: @paulinevknguyen

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+Emme Lund


Emme Lund is an author living and writing in Portland, Oregon. She has an MFA from Mills College. Her work has appeared in Electric LiteratureTimeThe RumpusPaper Darts, and many more. In 2019, she was awarded an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship in Fiction. The Boy with a Bird in His Chest is her first novel. Visit for more information.

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