Autumn Cadorette has just completed the final year of her BFA in Art History and Studio Art at Concordia University. Her research explores queer theory, the politics of nationhood, and alternative archiving practices. She was awarded the Concordia Undergraduate Student Research Award (CUSRA) in 2018 to assist Dr. Jim in researching Asian-Indigenous connections in contemporary art, the theme of GAX 2019, and she is valedictorian for the Faculty of Fine Arts class of 2019.
Laurence Charlebois completed a BA at McGill University in Art History with a minor in Hispanic Studies. As a current MA candidate in the Department of Art History at Concordia University Laurence’s research looks at ecocriticism and participatory art in Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Vicious Circular Breathing.
Renata Critton-Papp is a second-year Art History major at Concordia University in Tiohtiá:ke/Montréal. She is a recipient of the 2019 Concordia Undergraduate Student Research Award. Moving between research, visual arts, and creative writing, her practice revolves around documenting emotion, memory, and healing through creation. She is interested in studying intersectionality, accessibility, and reconciliation within art institutions.
Elizabeth Davis holds a BA in Art History and Political Science from McGill University and is currently a MA candidate in the Department of Art History at Concordia University. Elizabeth's current research focuses on fat subjectivity, vulnerability and shame in the art of Laura Aguilar and Jenny Saville.
Nima Esmailpour is an artist, art historian, and the co-founder of the Taklif : تکلیف collective . He graduated from Goldsmiths,(University of London) with an MA in Art and Politics and is currently pursuing a PhD in the Department of Art History at Concordia University. Taklif has produced and participated in numerous critical engagement initiatives, including Common Aliens: Diaspora in Time (Studio XX, Montreal, 2016), Disorienting Diaspora: Shorts by Brown Queer Artists from the Canadian Archive (RIDM Festival, Montreal, 2017), Conversations at the Edge, SAIC, Chicago, 2019), Utopia as Method (Regart, Quebec City, 2018), What is Critical Curating? (RACAR, 2018), Ideas of Femininity (FOFA Gallery, Montreal, 2018), and Syphon 5.1: My life is not your _____. (Modern Fuel, Kingston, 2019).
Austin Henderson is an artist and MA candidate in Art History at Concordia University. He holds a BFA in Visual Art from Queen’sUniversity in Kingston, Ontario, with a Minor in Art History. His current research is concerned with queer theory, material culture, and the intersections between contemporary art practice, design, and popular American cinema. His artwork has been exhibited in group shows across Canada and the US.
Petra Höller is an artist, poet and arts facilitator originally from unceded Syilx/Okanagan Nation territory in the area referred to as British Columbia. They are currently an undergraduate studying Art History and Studio Arts at Concordia University in Tiohtiá:ke/Montréal on unceded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka. Their research and visual practise explore the legacies of North American popular culture and myth-making.
Mikhel Proulx researches contemporary art and digital culture. Mikhel is a PhD student and faculty member in the Department of Art History at Concordia University, Montreal. His research considers Queer and Indigenous artists working with networked media. He is a Canada Graduate Scholar and a Jarislowsky Foundation Doctoral Fellow in Canadian Art History. His writing has been published widely, and he has curated exhibitions across Canada, Europe and the Middle East.
Hanss Lujan Torres (b. Cusco, Peru) is an artist, curator and MA candidate in the Department of Art History at Concordia University. Hanss received a BFA in Visual Arts and a Minor in Art History and Visual Culture from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Currently their research considers identity politics, queer theory, and the archive as points of departure to examine the social impact of contemporary art.
Chiara Montpetit is an MA Art History candidate at Concordia University. She holds a BA from the University of Ottawa with a double major in Art History and Theory, and Italian Language and Culture. In addition to her academic endeavours, Chiara completed internships in both Canada and Italy for various art institutions and associations. Her current research focuses on histories of migration and garment making in Canada, as well as oral histories, photography and installation. Chiara has been the journal assistant for the publication Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) since January 2017
Alexandra Nordstrom is an MA student in the Department of Art History at Concordia University. Her current research examines how craft practices and Indigenous methodologies can be mobilized together as agents of activism. Alexandra completed her BA in Art History at the University of British Columbia where she was awarded the Trek Excellence Scholarship for Continuing Aboriginal Students.
Kanwal Syedholds a BFA in Sculpture from the National College of Arts, Pakistan and an MA in Art History from University Sains Malaysia, with the thesis, “Caught in The Middle: Socio-Political Imageries in Contemporary Art in Pakistan Post 9/11 (2001-2013).” Author of two journal articles, she is currently a PhD candidate and a part-time faculty in the Department of Art History at Concordia University. Recipient of Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Société et Culture (FRQSC) research grant 2018-2019, her research interests encompass Pakistani Art with an emphasis on nuanced artistic representations of urban female subjectivities in contemporary Pakistani art discourse post 9/11 and the ongoing War on Terror.
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