Noor Bhangu is a curator and scholar whose practice employs cross-cultural encounters to interrogate issues of diaspora and indigeneity in post- and settler-colonial contexts. Her curatorial practice includes the projects: Overlapping Violent Histories: A Curatorial Investigation into Difficult Knowledge (2018), womenofcolour@soagallery (2018), Not the Camera, But the Filing Cabinet: Performative Body Archives in Contemporary Art (2018), and Digitalia (2019). In 2018, she began her PhD in Communication and Culture at Ryerson and York University in Toronto.
Ayman Alazraq makes films, photos, and mixed media artworks. His short film The Passport was screened at the National Museum of Cinema in Turin (Italy) and the Cologne International Video Art Festival (Germany) among other places. His video and photography installation You From Now On Are Not Yourself was screened in venues in Spain, Norway, Denmark, and the Gaza Strip. In 2015, Alazraq’s short film Oslo Syndrome was presented in the autumn exhibition in Oslo, Dubai International Film Festival, and London Palestinian film festival. His collaborative work with Emanuel Svedin was shown at Galleri Podium in Oslo and Theaterhaus Jena in Germany in 2017. Alazraq and Svedin were awarded a permanent public art installation at Høgskolen på Vestlandet, which was inaugurated in 2019.
Zinnia Naqvi is an interdisciplinary artist based in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal and Tkaronto/Toronto. Her work examines issues of colonialism, cultural translation, language, and gender through the use of photography, video, writing, and archival material. Recent works have included archival and re-staged images, experimental documentary films, video installations, graphic design, and elaborate still-lives. Her works often invite the viewer to question her process and working methods.
Naqvi’s work has been shown across Canada and internationally. She received an honorable mention at the 2017 Karachi Biennale in Pakistan and was an Artist in Residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario as part of EMILIA-AMALIA Working Group. She is a recipient of the 2019 New Generation Photography Award organized by the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada in partnership with Scotiabank. She earned a BFA in Photography Studies from Ryerson University and an MFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University.
Luanda Carneiro Jacoel
Luanda Carneiro Jacoel is a dancer-performer seeking to update questions about body-memory, the archive, identity and cultural background. Her work crosses boundaries between avant-garde performance, ritual, installation, and site-specific approaches. Currently, she is completing a Masters in Performance at the Norwegian Theater Academy and has a Bachelors Degree in Communication of Performing Arts from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil. She is co-founder of the platform ACTS laboratory for performance practices in Oslo, fomenting development among transnational artists, producing and promoting art-related events and performances.
GLAM Collective (Dr. Carla Taunton, Dr. Julie Nagam, Dr. Heather Igloliorte) is a collective of scholars who work on and through Indigenous theory and methodologies, public art, performance art, digital technologies, and curatorial and artistic practices that engage with space and place. GLAM Collective was founded 2018, but its members have
more than a decade of prior experience of collaboration through publications, exhibitions, research-creation projects, presentations, symposia, workshops and other initiatives. Notably, in 2016 GLAM co-edited the special issue PUBLIC 54: Indigenous Art: New Media and the Digital, and throughout 2018 and 2019 they co-curated the three-part, nation-wide artist incubator and public art exhibition series, Memory Keepers, in the cities of Montreal, Charlottetown, and Halifax, as well as Gathering Across Moana (2019) in Toronto. GLAM Collective’s project, The Space Between Us, explores how digital and new media art created through innovative incubator labs, workshops, makerspaces and symposia might create new paradigms for community engagement extending to remote and rural communities both nationally and abroad.
Mariana Muñoz Gomez
Mariana Muñoz Gomez is a Latinx artist, writer, curator, and settler of colour based on Treaty 1 Territory in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her work is concerned with language, place, identity, diaspora, and displacement within post- and settler colonial contexts. Her lens-based practice involves a variety of media including text works, screen-prints, and photography. Mariana works collaboratively with a number of collectives including Carnation Zine and window winnipeg. She recently completed a Master of Arts in Cultural Studies: Curatorial Practices at the University of Winnipeg.