Emily Fitzpatrick is an independent curator and arts administrator who holds a master’s degree in Curatorial Studies from the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. Her work involves temporary public art projects rooted in social practice. Recent curatorial projects include MMMMM…Gendai Kitchen, a food-art subscription service; On The Table, an artist multiple project speaking to issues related to gender-based violence and sexual harassment in public space; and Gallery Galleria, a group exhibition responding to a mall’s publics, economies, and aesthetics, both co-curated with the collective Aisle 4. She has extensive experience working within Toronto’s artist-run centres and public institutions including Images Festival, the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Gendai Gallery, and Art Metropole.
Milada Kovacova started as a painter but now makes films and curates. She holds several degrees including a BFA in Film Production from Concordia University. While studying at Concordia, she was awarded the Mel Hoppenheim Award for Outstanding Overall Achievement in the Film Production Program. Her films have shown locally and internationally. Currently, she is in post on a film about peasants from Slovakia.
Kwasi Bugyei is a Toronto based installation artist and design thinker. A former member of the board of Directors at Trinity Square. Kwasi is now a Hxouse Tenant. “Working in multiple media form factors has presented me with many opportunities to assist in productions ranging from installation and set design to fashion film photography and wearable technology”. Kwasi is currently learning to bridge his mediums for future work.
Karina Iskandarsjah is a queer Indonesian artist, writer, curator and administrator whose work explores cultural hybridity, technology, plants, ecologies, borders, power, and contemporary post-colonial conditions. Karina holds an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University. She is part of the collectives CROCUS, and GLORY HOLE GALLERY. Some recent works include BIRDFEED, and MACHINE BODIES.
Andrew is a creative, hardworking and technical editor / graphic specialist that keeps upgrading his skills as well as trying to pull out the very best in every project. He researches the best videos, newest techniques and popular graphics styles and bring these assets to any production that he is part of. Andrew works with gallery artists and TSV members on having installations and equipment run smoothly. He also maintains and structures the post-production department in the digital editing room.
Christina Oyawale is a Black non-binary disabled lens-based artist, curator and designer whose work explores the radical occupation of space through a disability and queer framework in image-making, specifically through experimental video, performance, photography and installation. Christina holds a BFA in Photography from Toronto Metropolitan University. They strive to curate programming that fosters community conversations that pertain to interdependence, mental health, socio-political systems of oppression, and investigations of self. Recent curatorial projects include, As I Live & Breathe at Xpace Cultural Centre and Fixations: Thoughts on Time at Artspace Gallery in conjunction with CONTACT Photography Festival 2022.
Vanessa B. Rieger (she/they) was born and raised in downtown Toronto/Tkaronto. Rieger graduated from OCADu in 2009 with a degree in Drawing and Painting. Prior to pursuing work in the arts, Rieger has an extensive history working within the trades including jobs as a carpenter, fine art framer, spray booth technician and mural painter. Along with experience working in A/V loans and as a first year Integrated Media T.A. at OCADu, Rieger has merged all of their many skill sets to develop a multidisciplinary practice and developed a career working as an art handler and gallery technician. Over the past 10 years, Rieger has worked as an installer and art handler at various galleries around the GTA, such as Inter/Access, The Power Plant Contemporary, The MOCCA, Tangled Arts + Disability, Mercer Union, The Drake Hotel, Artscape Gibraltar Point, ArtToronto, and
Toronto Biennale. Additionally they have also been hired to assist with artist projects and private collectors. Rieger’s passion is working within the arts and culture sector while creating an accessible environment for womxn, queer and bipoc to learn and work within the intersection of arts and the trades.
Rieger currently lives and works between Toronto and Prince Edward County where they have a woodshop and studio.