Merrell-Ann Phare is a lawyer, writer and the founding Executive Director of the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER), a national First Nation charitable environmental organisation. As Chief Negotiator for the Government of the Northwest Territories, Merrell-Ann lead the negotiation of
Jen Budney is an independent writer and “reformed curator” who has held positions with the Mendel Art Gallery, Kamloops Art Gallery, Canada Council for the Arts, Gallery 101, and Flash Art International. She is also a PhD candidate in Public Policy at University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, where she is completing
Sarah Fuller is a Canadian artist who works with photography, video, and installation. She holds a BFA from Emily Carr University and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Ottawa. Her work is about multiple levels of perception and projections in site-specific locations.
Lisa Hirmer is a Guelph-based artist whose work combines visual art, social practice, performance, and art-based forms of critical research. Her experimental public-focused work explores and responds to the nebulous, complicated reality of public opinion (acknowledging that this is itself a complicated idea).
Karin van Dam is a Dutch graphic and installation artist who creates full-scale art environments, often referring to a city or a world of its own. She attended the Royal Academy of Art and Design, in s’-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. She currently lives and works in Amsterdam.
Ed Pien is a Canadian artist based in Toronto. He has been drawing for nearly 30 years. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, he immigrated to Canada with his family at the age of eleven. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from York University in Toronto and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario
Jennifer Wanner is a Canadian multidisciplinary artist based in Calgary, Alberta, who holds a BFA in Drama from the University of Calgary (1995), a BFA with distinction in Visual Arts from the Alberta College of Art and Design (1999), and an MFA from The University of Western Ontario (2009).
Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir is an Icelandic visual artist living in Reykjavik, Iceland and in Berlin, Germany. Hauksdottir combines elements of audio, video, performance, sculpture, drawing and text to create transient post conceptual assemblies, exploring themes like cultural identity, nature, valour and fear.
Tiffany Muller Myrdahl is an urbanist and feminist geographer. Her work combines interests in municipal social policy, participatory planning, and collaborative approaches to researching and responding to urban change. Tiffany serves on the board of Women in Cities International and was active on the
Donald is a Canadian Artist who lives and works in Kamloops, where he teaches in the Visual Arts program at Thompson Rivers University. Donald has a BFA from the University of Victoria (1986) and an MFA from York University (1988).