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Gabriel Schaffzin

Gabriel Schaffzin

Gabi Schaffzin is an artist, educator, and researcher based in San Diego. He recently completed his Ph.D. in Art History, Theory, and Criticism, Art Practice Concentration at University of California, San Diego. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Babson College in Wellesley and an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design’s […]

Jamie Robinson

Jamie Robinson

Jamie has been a Toronto based professional artist since 1997 as an actor, director, producer, teacher and writer. Recent director credits include: Spanish Golden Age Period Study (George Brown Theatre), Copy That (Tarragon Theatre), Scotian Journey (Black Theatre Workshop), 365 Days/365 Plays (U of T Mississauga), She Stoops to Conquer and Romeo & Juliet (Guild […]

Holly Ward

Holly Ward

Based between Toronto and Heffley-Creek BC, Holly Ward is an interdisciplinary artist working with sculpture, multi-media installation, architecture, video and drawing as a means to examine the role of aesthetics in the formation of new social realities. Stemming from research of various visionary practices such as utopian philosophy, science fiction literature, Visionary Architecture, counter-cultural practices and […]

Susan Lee

Susan Lee

Susan Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dance at York University whose embodied research focuses on the intersection of identity, place and space in interdisciplinary/intermedial collaborations which are performed on stage, on site and online. A Dora-nominated dancer, Lee’s professional career as a performer, choreographer, and teacher spans thirty years. She has […]

Yifat Shaik

Yifat Shaik

Yifat Shaik is an Assistant Professor in Computational Arts and an acclaimed game developer whose focus is on creating personal autobiographical work and the use of systems, data, and game mechanics in social interaction and political activism. Completing a her Master of Design in 2014 at OCAD University, her work explores the way “play” can […]

Ingrid Veninger

Ingrid Veninger

Born in Bratislava and raised in Canada, Ingrid has produced fifteen feature films with premieres at TIFF, Rotterdam, Locarno, Busan, Slamdance, Whistler, Rome, Hot Docs, Karlovy Vary and MoMA in New York, amongst others. Ingrid received the WIFTS International Visionary Award, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists EDA Award for “Best Director” and the Jay […]

Barbara Evans

Barbara Evans

Barbara Evans has worked extensively as a film director, producer, writer, researcher and editor. A graduate of the University of British Columbia and the National Film and Television School (UK) in film direction, she has worked in the UK for educational television, the BBC, ITV and on films sponsored by the British Film Institute. She […]

Rob Bowman

Rob Bowman

Professor Bowman pioneered popular music studies at York University. He lectures, publishes and broadcasts in many areas of popular music, from country, R & B and gospel to reggae, rap and funk. He has written liner notes for dozens of recordings and regularly authors, produces and advises on major documentary and CD reissue projects for […]