Azza El Siddique
Azza El Siddique received an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2019, and a BFA from OCAD University in 2014. She was a resident artist at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2019.
Previous solo exhibitions include fire is love, water is sorrow — a distant fire (with Teto El Siddique) at the Towards gallery in Toronto, Begin in smoke, end in ashes at the Helena Anrather gallery in New York City, and Concave Conflux Convex at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at MOCA Toronto, the Gardiner Museum in Toronto, and Shin Gallery in New York City.
In June 2022, El Siddique will open a solo exhibition at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Ghazaleh Avarzamani is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus on dominant power structures. By considering a range of spaces and methodologies for interactivity and play, she explores opposing ideas about the purposes of education. These considerations include reflections upon games and their pre-designed educational purposes.
Her work investigates how official historical narratives are constructed, and the hierarchies behind the “voice of authority.” In her practice, she creates visual narratives that are a simultaneous deconstruction and reconstruction of time (history) and space (geography).
Avarzamani graduated from Central Saint Martins in London in 2013. She has exhibited at MOCA Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium Museum in Norway, and many others.
Stephanie Temma Hier
The artistic practice of Stephanie Temma Hier emerges at the intersection of oil painting and ceramic sculpture. Her works include meticulous figurative paintings — many featuring scenes of human bodies, consumables, and detritus — nestled within hand-built stoneware sculptures, referencing both the pleasurable and repellent aspects of consumption.
Hier studied at OCAD University, and at the Academy of Art Canada. Her work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Bradley Ertaskiran in Montreal, Nino Meier Gallery in Los Angeles, Franz Kaka in Toronto, and Gallery Vacancy in Shanghai. She has also been featured in group exhibitions at The Power Plant and the Art Gallery of Ontario, both in Toronto, as well as at a number of international institutions.
Timothy Yanick Hunter
Timothy Yanick Hunter is a multidisciplinary artist and curator. His practice employs strategies of bricolage to examine non-neutral relationships relating to Black and Afro-diasporic experiences, and concurrent strategies of decolonization. Hunter received his B.A. from the University of Toronto, and has been artist-in-residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario and PADA Studios, Portugal.
He is included in the 2022 Toronto Biennial of Art, and has exhibited at Cooper Cole, Gallery 44, and A Space Gallery, all in Toronto; 92Y in New York City; the Art Gallery of Guelph; and PADA Studios in Barreiro, Portugal, among others.
Laurie Kang has exhibited at numerous galleries around the world, including New Museum, SculptureCenter, the Helena Anrather gallery, Interstate Projects, and CUE Art Foundation, all in New York City; Oakville Galleries in Oakville, Ontario; The Power Plant, Franz Kaka, Cooper Cole and Gallery TPW, all in Toronto; Remai Modern in Saskatoon; Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran and Projet Pangée in Montreal; the Raster Gallery in Warsaw, Poland; and Camera Austria in Graz.
She has also been an artist-in-residence at Rupert in Vilnius, Lithuania; Tag Team Studio in Bergen, Norway; the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta; and Triangle Studios and Interstate Projects in Brooklyn. In 2022, she was the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Horizon Art Foundation in Los Angeles. She has an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College in New York.