Fusun Uzun, Co-Chair
Design, documentary filmmaking, and research combine to describe Fusun Uzun’s professional background. Her focus is on creating new forms of storytelling within emerging platforms and hybrid solutions that can expand our perception of new possibilities. As an MFA graduate from the Digital Futures program of OCAD University, she created an immersive, verbatim 360° documentary about the Canadian immigration detention system.
Naomi Dodds, Co-Chair
Toronto-based new-media artist Naomi Dodds’s work explores visual syntax through the material and immaterial by questioning the role of machine and image. Her work consists of video projection and multimedia installations that attempt to understand the relationship between proximity and movement, judged under certain perceptual conundrums. Through robotically controlled, simulated experiences, Dodds’s works considers the balancing act between physical, mental and virtual presence.
Laura Brown, Treasurer
Laura Brown is an Arts Manager with a BA in Cinema Studies. She has ten years of experience working in film festivals in Toronto. Her career highlights include serving as Technical Director of the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, coordinating the audio-visual needs for Innis Town Hall, projecting for TIFF and Hot Docs, and hearing Michael Snow play the piano.
Jessica Lukas, Secretary
Jessica Lukas is an arts administrator and arts professional who lives in Toronto. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts: Visual Arts and a Certificate in Arts Management at the University of Windsor. Furthering her love for arts and culture, she completed the Museum Management and Curatorship at Fleming College. She has experience in archiving, curating, and collections, but her career focus is in arts administration. Jessica is currently the Secretariat Assistant at the Ontario Association of Art Galleries.
Kwasi Agyei Is an experimental conceptual artist currently working with the new media form factor . His artistic discipline includes writing ,!acting and directing for video . As a director kwasi has been a chairman of the board of directors at Ed Video Media Arts for the past 2 years. Functioning as one part of the experimental Toronto arts collective by the name of ALL CREATIVE Under the performance moniker Flos Williams.
Carla Garnet currently works as the John B. Aird Gallery Director/Curator and JOUEZ curator for the annual BIG On Bloor Festival of Arts and Culture in Toronto. Garnet is active on both the programming and fundraising committees at Trinity Square. She has worked as the curator at the Art Gallery of Peterborough (2010-2013), as a guest curator at Gallery Stratford (2009-2010) and as an independent curator (1997-2010). She is the founder and director of Garnet Press Gallery (1984-97). While at the Art Gallery of Peterborough, she developed and managed the gallery’s education program. Garnet holds an Associate Diploma from the Ontario College of Art and Design and a Masters Degree in Art History from York University.
Beau is the Administration and Communications Coordinator at Workman Arts and studied Photography at Ryerson’s School of Image Arts and Art History at Paris College of Art.
Layering forms, Serena Lee maps power, perception, and belonging through models of polyphony. She was born in Toronto, studied in the Netherlands, and practises, collaborates and exhibits internationally. Lee holds an MFA from the Piet Zwart Institute and an Associate Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. www.serenalee.com
Cameron is a Toronto-based writer, cinematographer and producer currently serving as creative director of the Regent Theatre. Originally from Vancouver, Cameron directed his first production at age 12, before completing programs at Gulf Island film and television school and Brentwood college in his teens, and going on to study Physics and Philosophy at McGill. Since beginning his career as a co-founder of the music video production company Good & Shy, Cameron has worked to develop marketing campaigns for fashion and technology brands, and recently co-directed a period war-drama feature shot in Zimbabwe. His own projects tend to focus on speculative themes, specifically the exploration of human bias and perceived realities.
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