Yiara Magazine is a student-run, undergraduate feminist art publication. Based in Montreal, Yiara publishes an annual print issue of curated student writing and artwork, organizes a variety of workshops, discussions and lectures, and hosts an end-of-year vernissage and magazine launch.
CUJAH is a student-run association that aims to showcase the talents of Concordia University’s undergraduate Art History and Fine Arts students by means of an annual journal publication and conference event.
Winand is a PhD candidate at the Department of Library and Information Science (Université de Montréal). She holds a master degree in History and archival science from the University of Louvain (Belgium) where she also worked as an archivist. Her research focuses on the notions of archive(s), unarchived (inarchivé) and unarchivable (inarchivable) in experimental found footage films and videos. She works actively in several research projects in archival science and cinema, including De la diffusion à l’exploitation : nouveau regard sur l’archivistique and Technès — The International Research Partnership on Cinema Technology. In parallel to her doctoral research, she is a programmer at the Montreal Underground Film Festival (MUFF) and Groupe Intervention Vidéo(GIV).
Kerr is a Canadian curator based in Montréal. In 2015 he co-founded VIE D’ANGE with Daphné Boxer. Located in a 3,400 sqft auto-body garage slated for demolition in the Marconi-Alexandria neighborhood, their exhibition foregrounded sequential new site-specific projects by local and international artists. He is the recipient of the 2019 Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Residency Award for Canadian curators under 30. In 2020 Kerr founded Parc Offsite, a curatorial office and exhibition space on Avenue Du Parc that focuses on small-scale exhibitions and the development of future art initiatives in Montreal. He holds a BFA from Concordia University (2015) and is currently completing a Masters of Visual Studies in the Curatorial Studies program at the University of Toronto.
Michael Patten is a contemporary visual artist based in Montreal and a member of the Zagime Anishinabek First Nation in Saskatchewan. He holds a B.F.A. in painting and a B.F.A. in drawing with a minor in art history from the University of Regina and he has participated in solo and group exhibitions internationally and nationally in museums, artist run centers, commercial spaces, and university galleries. In 2017, he was one of the Laureates for the Hnatyshyn Foundation's REVEAL-Indigenous Art Awards. And he is presently the Director of the Contemporary Native Art Biennial in Montreal - a nonprofit organization with a mandate to recognize and support contemporary Indigenous art and artists.
Genevieve Farrell (Moderator)
Farrell is an artist and curator currently based in Alberta. She holds a BFA major Art History from Concordia University and an M.A. in Cultural Studies and Curatorial Practices from the University of Winnipeg. Since September 2020, Genevieve has been working as a Program Manager/Curator for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Traveling Exhibition Program which distributes exhibitions to non-traditional venues including libraries, school and senior centres across the province.
Genevieve grew up in five countries due to her parents work assignments and spent the other half of her life residing in various provinces of Canada, all of which led her to her interest in cross-cultural and intergenerational exhibition making. With a focus on emerging and underrepresented art practices, Genevieve deliberately and conscientiously employs inclusionary curatorial methods in order to bring diverse audiences and artists into dialogue together through contemporary art.