Aljumaine is a queer design technologist and creative manager based in Toronto. I’m passionate about using design to bridge the gap between visual design, user experience design, and engineering. My art practice is rooted in Afrofuturism in order to subvert systems. I enjoy being a researcher with the Technoscience Research Unit at the University of Toronto focusing on surveillance technologies. I have a degree in digital futures from OCADU. I create experimental electronic music and short films in my free time.
Kunle Bristow shot his first video about Greek mythology at age 12.
He is an independent director and writer – currently in development on a historical action documentary and in post production on a science fiction / Afrofuturist film. He enjoys experimenting with technology and human emotion.
Kunle has worked for over 20 years in film industry departments including: camera, lighting, props and set decoration. His recent credits include: Star Trek (Paramount +) The Expanse (Amazon) and The Handmaids Tale (Netflix). In the spring of 2023 he will wrap season 4 of The Boys (Sony Pictures)
In 2022 Bristow was invited into the television Showrunner bootcamp led by “The Office” writer Anthony Q. Farrell.
His production company – Kunle.tv – has produced content for Google and the Law Society of Upper Canada.
He has been a member of Trinity Square Video for over 25 years.
Jesse King, born Ojibwe from Wasauksing First Nation (Eagle Clan), is based in Toronto. Has completed an undergraduate photography degree at OCAD University. King’s work and curatorial interest frequently explore the many facets of identity, including discussions of queerness, gender, the importance of cultural representation, and how visual art is closely tied to the core of culture. King’s work has been exhibited internationally in Berlin, Germany, and Tampere, Finland. Their work has been printed in several independent publications, including fashion magazines such as Wonderland Magazine.
Jinoos Taghizadeh is a multidisciplinary Iranian artist, storyteller, and activist with extensive experience in the fine arts. She graduated in sculpture and literature drama from the University of Tehran. She has worked in various capacities in the field of arts, including as the editor-in-chief of several art magazines. In addition, Jinoos has gained many experiences working in a variety of artistic mediums, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, Performing art, video art and scriptwriting. This breadth of experience has enabled her to approach her work with a high level of creativity and innovation, constantly seeking new ways to express her ideas.
Jinoos is also an active member of the arts community, having served on several jury committees, and editorial boards in her homeland and around the world. She has been awarded various grants and artist residencies, including the Avolon and RHA Global Studio Award in Ireland and the WARP Contemporary Art Center in Belgium and Banff Center of Art.
In almost three decades with several solo exhibitions in all around the world, Jinoos is a prolific artist who has showcased her work across multiple platforms and countries. She has had the opportunity to work with several biennials and established museums and galleries. She is also an author and critic, having published books, delivered speeches, and conducted workshops on various topics related to art, activism, and collaboration.
Overall, Jinoos is a well-known and independent artist/ activist with a passion for pushing the boundaries of traditional art forms and challenging with political issues. After the recent political uprising in Iran eventually leaving the country was inevitable and she currently lives in Toronto.
Gladys Lou is a Hong Kong-Canadian artist and writer with an HBA in Art & Art History and Psychology from the University of Toronto and Sheridan College. Her practice utilizes experimental media and new technologies including video, sound, and new media to challenge the boundaries between visual art and performance. She combines art and writing to visualize emotions and explore the unconscious. At the very heart of her practice is the goal to create accessible art that examines the issues faced by those marginalized in society, uplifting voices of the racialized and 2SLGBTQIA+ community with lived experience of mental illness.
Gladys’ art has been exhibited at InterAccess, Blackwood Gallery, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Workman Arts, and published on PhotoED Magazine and Broken Pencil Magazine. Her critical writing has been featured in Pleasure Dome’s eBook, Imagining Futures of Experimental Media. Gladys was awarded first prize at Video Fever 2023 by Trinity Square Video, Vtape and Images Festival. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship with a placement at the University of Washington, where she studied Digital Art and Experimental Media.
For more than twenty-five years, Andrew has worked in the Canadian television industry, most recently as VP Programming for Shaw Communications, where he was responsible for content acquisition and partnerships with broadcasters, specialty channels and streaming services. He also oversaw the local community access program group (Shaw Spotlight). Previously, at Corus Entertainment, he led the distribution team and headed the Movie Central/HBO service. During that time, he was involved in a variety of new channel launches and the expansion of programming into on-demand and direct-to-consumer experiences. He is a past Board member of the Canadian Television Fund. His documentary film, Awakening the Skeena, made a contribution to the fight against coalbed methane development in Northern BC. He is an alumni of Ontario College of Art.
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