Sharlene Bamboat is a mixed media artist, working predominantly in film, video and performance. Through a re-examination of history, Bamboat elicits tongue-in-cheek videos and performances to question our contemporary moment marked by colonialism and neoliberalism. Bamboat works largely in collaboration, most notably as part of Bambitchell with artist Alexis Mitchell. Her work has been exhibited internationally. She is on the programming committee of the Pleasure Dome Film & Video Collective, and works as the Artistic Director for SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) in Toronto.
Anthea Black is a Canadian artist, writer, and cultural worker. Her work in print, textiles, performance and video sets a stage for collaborative encounters and inserts intimate gestures into public spaces. She has exhibited throughout Canada and the United States and has circulated collaborative print editions in cities across North America through her ongoing artist-curatorial project, looking for love in all the wrong places. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications and her collaborative writing with Nicole Burisch is included in The Craft Reader (BERG, 2010) and Extra/ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art (Duke University Press, 2011). Her most recent curatorial project, No Place: Queer Geographies on Screen, considers the spatial politics of queer film and video.
Dina Georgis teaches at University of Toronto at the Institute of Women and Gender Studies. She writes on postcolonial, diasporic and queer losses. Interested in the affective residues of trauma in narrative and aesthetic production, her book, The Better Story: Queer affects from the Middle East (SUNY, 2013), considers the emotional dynamics of political conflict and the histories and futures made from them.
Gabrielle Moser is a writer and independent curator. She is currently curator in residence as part of Gallery TPW R&D. She regularly contributes to Artforum.com, and her writing has appeared in venues including ARTnews, Canadian Art, Fillip, n paradoxa, and Photography & Culture. She has curated exhibitions for Access Gallery, Gallery TPW, the Leona Drive Project and Vtape. She is a PhD candidate in art history and visual culture at York University, where she also teaches.
Eugenio Salas (Mexico City, 1976) is a Toronto-based artist. His practice seeks to disrupt social roles and dynamics, exploring the symbolic spaces that unfold. He carries out collaborative site-specific and process-based performances, employing intervention, video, film, animation, photography, artist books and installation mediums.
(London, Ontario 1974) is a Canadian artist currently living in the Basque Country, Spain. His multi-disciplinary practice explores social and epistemological transformations that enlighten processes of human domestication and constraint. Presenting the human body and art as sources of political action, his work provokes a questioning of self-knowledge and social control, with the aim of finding and demonstrating possibilities for emancipation and freedom. He has exhibited on five different continents and is represented in Toronto by pm Gallery. (www.robertwaters.ca
Erin Silver (Curator, TAG TEAM: Gay Premises) completed a PhD in Art History and Gender & Women’s Studies at McGill University in 2013. Her dissertation provided a queer feminist historiographical analysis of histories of North American feminist and queer art production, as framed by feminist and queer alternative art institutions and spaces from 1970 to 2012. Silver has curated several exhibitions, including Coming through the Fog: les rencontres de Matthieu Brouillard et de Donigan Cumming, at the FOFA Gallery in 2012, and is currently working on an exhibition on affect, immersion, and synesthesia in contemporary queer intermedia practices, to open in 2014. Silver has taught Art History at Concordia University, OCAD University, and the University of Guelph. Her writing has been published in C Magazine, Ciel Variable, Fuse Magazine, and No More Potlucks.