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David Yu
Chair

David Yu is a Canadian multimedia, installation, and performance artist. He received a Masters in Fine Art from The Slade School of Fine Art in London, UK and received a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design.  Some highlights from his exhibition record include: a city-wide art installation commissioned and curated by the Duncan and Jordanstone College of Art and Design, funded by the Scottish Arts Council (2010); a Triangle Arts Trust residency and solo exhibition at the Kuona Trust Gallery in Nairobi, Kenya (2010); participation with Flux Night 2012, Atlanta, Georgia,

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Rita Camacho-Lomeli
Treasurer

Rita Camacho Lomeli is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. She has an MFA from OCAD U. Focusing on revealing the contemporary condition of artworks, objects and spaces, her work spans art forms such as drawing, print, performance, criticism and everyday events like walking and conversing. Currently, Rita is exploring the dynamics of publishing in contemporary art through a collaborative effort to co-create opportunities for bookwork projects to exist, adapt and venture into different contexts. She also works as an instructor and mentor of art and design. She has obtained grants from the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Rita has exhibited her work in artist-run centres, festivals, and on the streets.

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Katika Marczell
Secretary

Katika Marczell (she/her) is a Canadian interdisciplinary artist and muralist. She completed her (honors)BA at the University of Toronto, and her MFA at York University. She has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, as well as being a recipient of York Master’s Fellowship, and the Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s (SSHRC). Marczell has shown in Toronto, Milton, Montreal, at the Varley Art Gallery in Markham, and at the Art Gallery of Peterborough. She has worked with Bell Box Murals, Kensington BIA, West Queen West BIA, Street Art Toronto, The Personal Care Bank, Mural Routes, Arts Milton, as well as private clients. Her murals can be found in and around Toronto, Etobicoke, and Milton.

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Elizabeth Anne Cavaliere

Elizabeth Anne Cavaliere is an instructor at OCAD University where she teaches photographic and Canadian art histories. Elizabeth is a settler-Canadian and granddaughter of Italian immigrants, residing in Toronto/Tkaronto. She has writing on tourist views, instructed looking, survey photography, railroad bridges, photographic directories, royals on timberslides, and giant (really giant!) mounds of ice published in journals such as Environmental History, Journal of Canadian Studies, Histoire Sociale/Social History, Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, RACAR: Revue d’art Canadienne/Canadian Art Review, and Journal of Canadian Art History. She is also on the board of the Universities Art Association of Canada.

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Jordache A. Ellapen

Jordache A. Ellapen is an interdisciplinary and transnational Black Studies scholar and visual artist who grew up in South Africa. He is currently Assistant Professor of Feminist Studies in Culture and Media at the University of Toronto. He researches and writes primarily in two areas: Afro-Asian queer and feminist aesthetic practices and Black Sexual Cultures in South Africa and the diaspora. He is currently writing a book titled Sticky Erotics: Afro-Indian Intimacies and the Queer Aesthetics of Race in South Africa, and has two journal articles, based on the Black queer and femme South African performance duo FAKA, forthcoming in the journals Feminist Studies and Feminist Formations. In his practice-based research he is interested in queering family narratives and histories by positioning the family archive as a counterintuitive, yet generative, archive in producing knowledge about marginalized subjects and experiences that have been strategically “forgotten” within normative and hegemonic narratives of nation, community, and family.

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Jacob Robert Whibley

Jacob Robert Whibley is a Canadian artist and designer who works predominantly in collage and sculpture. His practice roots through modernist art, architecture and design concepts to address issues of temporality, progress and technology. He is a graduate of OCAD University and a former member of the Toronto art collective Team Macho. Notable exhibitions include a beige mint at Zalucky Contemporary (2020); dot-dot-dot at 8eleven, Toronto (2017); unchained melody at Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montreal (2017); imperfect aspect at Open Studio, Toronto (2016); point and duration at Bourouina Gallery, Berlin (2014); More than Two (Let it Make Itself) at The Power Plant, Toronto (2013); a bell is a cup until it is struck at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto (2012); and Freedom of Assembly at Oakville Galleries, Oakville (2012). His practice was recently highlighted in a multi- page spread in Contemporary Collage Magazine (2023). He is represented by Zalucky Contemporary in Toronto.

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Mallory Wilkinson

Mallory Wilkinson received a Bachelor of Arts Honours from the University of Guelph where she majored in Studio Art with a focus in photography and painting. Through the use of photo manipulation, her paintings explore abstraction through the repetition of formal elements such as line, shape, form, texture, and colour found in her surrounding landscapes and architecture. Wilkinson worked as YYZ’s Programming Coordinator from 2010-2018 and currently lives and works in Toronto as a Real Estate Broker with Royal LePage Signature Realty.