PROFESSIONAL CV

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Selected Work Experience

2017 - 2018 Sur Gallery: Gallery Administrator

2017 The Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples: Project Coordinator for Latinx Youth Art Mentorship Program

2016 STEPS Initiative: Artist Engagement Assistant

2015 Girl’s E-Mentorship Innovation: Arts & Culture Administration Intern

2015 The Power Plant Art Gallery: Social Media Intern

2014 - 2015 Epilepsy Toronto: Assistant Project Manager

2013 - 2015 MURAL Festival: Artist Coordinator

2012 Belgrano Day School: Assistant Teacher in English, Art and Drama (Grades 1-6)

Selected Freelance Work

2018 The Art Bruja: Founder and Director

2016 The Pendulum Project: Co-Founder and Co-Director

2013 - 2016 Lexiquette: Founder and Editor-In-Chief


Education/Residencies

UPCOMING - 2019 PLATFORM Residency: Two month art residency Program (Vaasa, Finland)

2013 - 2018 Ontario College of Art and Design: BFA in Art Criticism & Curatorial Practices

2017 Art & Activism Residency Week-long residency hosted by Cuban artist Tania Bruguera for selected students at OCAD University (Toronto)

2016 Latin American Canadian Art Projects: 8-month educational mentorship program for emerging Latinx art professionals led by director Tamara Toledo (Toronto)


Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 TERRA INCOGNITA, Daniel’s Spectrum (Toronto)

2016 Soul (Thrifted), Ada Slaight Gallery (Toronto)

Lectures/Presentations

2017 The Ethnic Aisle, In Conversation with Lido Pimienta and Bear Witness (moderator)

2017 XPACE Cultural Centre + The Pendulum Project, Uprooted: Conversation with Liz Ikiriko, Zinnia Naqvi and Diana Yoo (moderator)

2016 XPACE Cultural Centre, Artist Talk with Kendra Yee and Tova Benjamin (moderator)

2016 YYZ Artist’s Outlet, Creative Potluck: A Collection of Creative Stories hosted by Neighbourhood Arts Network (panelist)

2016 Portrait.co, Making Space: How to Make Friends and Move People (panelist)


Publications


2018 with wisdom like aching teeth, Self-Published  (Toronto)

2017 Dispatch 02, Okay Collective (Toronto)


Awards/Scholarships

2018 Career Launcher Fund on behalf of Centre of Emerging Artists and Designers

2018 Art Works Art School and Gallery Award in Criticism & Curatorial Practice

2017 Wendy Coburn Scholarship for Art and Social Change