Education
2017 MFA, Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design, OCAD University
2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts: Visual Arts Studio (Honours) cum laude, York University, Toronto

Group Exhibitions
2022 A Return to Foul Bay, Member’s Gallery, Gallery 44
2022 (upcoming) HAS Magazine
2022 Transit, Members’ Exhibition, Gallery 44
2021 Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Canada
2021 Lumière Unama'ki | Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
2021 Exhibition of Photobook Awards EI 2020, Encontros da Imagen, Galeria do Paço da UMinho, Portugal
2020 Benefactor Art Exchange, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie
2020 The Persistent Evidence, Samara Contemporary, Toronto
2020 Come up to my Room, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
2018 TD Wealth - Thor Wealth Management Art Prize, Quest Art, Midland, Canada
2017 Thames Art Gallery Juried Art Exhibition, juried by Kendra Ainsworth, Chatham, Canada
2017 Carifesta XIII, Barbados
2016 The Bridge, Grenada Contemporary, Grande Anse, Grenada
2016 Facade Video Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2016 hello 1st Year Graduate Show, OCADU Great Hall, Toronto, Canada
2015 Unguarded, OCADU Graduate Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2015 Grito de Libertad, Bienal Internacional de Asunción, Asunción, Paraguay
2014 Transforming Spaces, National Art Gallery of Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
2014 Tracings: Recent work from W5Art Collective, curated by Pamela Edmonds, WARC Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2013 Dystopias on Art & Technology, e-fagia event'13 curated by Julieta María and Arlan Londoño, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Canada
2012 Facade Video Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2012 trinidad+tobago film / 12 festival - New Media, Medulla Art Gallery, Port of Spain, Trinidad
2011 1.1.11, Queen's Park Gallery, Barbados
2010 Un(framing) Sound, AGYU, Toronto
2010 Synesthesia, York University, Toronto
2010 To Whom it May Concern, Gallery 1313, Toronto
2009 Worth my While? video screening, Eros, Thanatos and the Avant-Garde Cabaret Series, Toronto
2009 Birdsong v.7, Paul Petro Special Projects Gallery, Toronto, Curator P. Elaine Sharpe
2009 Dissecting the Narrative, AGYU Emerging Artist Video Screening, AGYU, Toronto
2009 Emerging Artists Exhibition, Arts and Letters Club, Toronto
2006 Black & White, Queen's Park Gallery, Barbados
2006 Exposed Again, Bagnall's Point Gallery, Barbados

Solo Exhibitions
2017 The View from (T)here, Magic Pony, Toronto
2013 Aesthetic Objects of Desire, Contact Photo Festival, Unpack Studio, Toronto
2010 Transitions in Time, Special Projects Gallery, York University, Toronto
2009 Gender Demo, Eleanor Winters Art Gallery, Toronto, in collaboration with Calwyn Suominen
2004 Details, Agora, The Junction, Toronto
2002 Close Encounters, Saving Grace, Toronto

Awards
2022 Shortlisted, Annual Urbanautic Institute Award
2021 Research and Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2021 Special Mention, Annual Urbanautic Institute Award
2019 Visual Artists Creation Projects Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2018 Juror Prize National Merit, TD Wealth - Thor Wealth Management Group, Quest Art Gallery
2017 Visual Artists Creation Projects Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2016 Ontario Graduate Scholarship
2016 OCADu - Dean's Scholarship
2015 OCADu - Dean's Scholarship
2014 Travel Grant to Media Arts Professionals, Canada Council for the Arts
2014 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance
2012 Ontario Arts Council Arts Education Grant as a member of W5Art Collective
2010 BMO 1st Art Nomination in Photography
2009 York University Continuing Student Scholarship
2006 Two Bronze awards (Photography), NIFCA, Barbados
2005 One Silver award, Two Bronze awards (Photography), NIFCA, Barbados
 
Professional Experience
2016-22 Director, Unpack Studio Havana Art Residency: an evolving Toronto/Havana art-based platform.
2020-22 Special Event and Fundraising Committee, Gallery 44, Toronto
2018-21 Board Member, Gallery 44, Toronto
2015-20 Exhibition Programming Committee Member, Gallery 44, Toronto
2013-22 Member. Gallery 44
2012-16 Director, Unpack Studio, an evolving art-based Toronto/Havana art-based platform. Managed a Toronto-based independent studio space co-curated and organized events:
The Glass Between by Rebecca Belmore, as part of Decolonial Aesthetics from the Americas
8 by Björn Kämmerer, as part of Images Festival 2013
Ilusionada by Jesus Gastell – exhibit, talk, residency and workshop
From Mouth to Mouth by Maryam Taghavi & Zoya Honarmand
After the Embrace by Agustin Rojas – exhibit, talk and workshop
jä be jä – collective exhibition
I can’t sleep by Jose Andres Mora as part of Nuit Blanche 2014,
Lecture by Cuban curator Dannys Montes de Oca & artist Ossain Raggi
Conversation with Adriano Alves Pinto, Executive Director of the International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil, in collaboration with e-fagia
Countermodels workshop in collaboration with Gendai Gallery
Hosted No Reading After the Internet – Decolonial Aesthetics

2011-15 W5Art Collective. Members: Alexandra Gelis, Buseje Bailey, Grace Channer, Margarita Macdonald and Alexandra Majerus

Professional Experience - Residencies, Talks and Publications
2022 Outside In, University of Arts London and OCADu Online Conference
2019 Dynasty, Feels Zine Issue 09: Aging
2018 Island Time 02 Artist Residency, 2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects, Newfoundland
2018 Artist Talk, The View from (T)here, University of Toronto Visual Strategies, Toronto
2018 Island Time 01 Artist Residency, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Islands
2017 Artist Talk, Instituto Superior des Artes, Havana, Cuba
2016 Artist Residency and Talk, Alice Yard, Port of Spain, Trinidad
2013 Worktable Participant, Symposium on Decolonial Aesthetics from the Americas, organized by e-fagia in collaboration with FUSE Magazine and Justina M. Barnicke Gallery / Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto
2013 Artist Talk, Aesthetic Objects of Desire, Unpack Studio, Toronto
2013 Artist Talk, Dystopias on Art & Technology, Gallery 1313, Toronto
2009 Sync Resist, edited by Alex Fischer
2009 Dissecting the Narrative, AGYU
 
Professional Experience - Teaching
2018 Teacher's Assistant (TA) for Dr Miriam Jordan-Haladyn, Global Visual and Material Culture from 1800 to Present, OCADu, Toronto, Canada
2016-2017 Graduate Representative, OCADu Senate Student Appeals Committee
2017 Teacher's Assistant (TA) for Dr Janna Eggebeen, Global Visual and Material Culture from 1800 to Present, OCADu, Toronto, Canada
2016 TA for Dr Jessica Mace, Global Visual and Material Culture from Pre-history to 1800, OCADu, Toronto, Canada
2016 TA for Dr Sarah Mclean Knapp, Global Visual and Material Culture from 1800 to Present, OCADu, Toronto, Canada
2013 Workshop Leader – along with W5Art Collective members co-facilitated Recreating the Self II to seniors from the Rexdale Community Health Centre

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