Special thanks to the 2020 EDAA Guest Judges, whose insight and expertise helped inform this year’s outstanding shortlist from over 100 submissions of boundary-pushing digital artworks. Learn more about each contributor below.
Photo: Tobias Williams, 2019
Adrienne Crossman is an artist and curator, as well as an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at McMaster University in Hamilton. They hold an MFA in Visual Art from the University of Windsor (2018). Adrienne has exhibited at Patel Projects (Toronto, Ontario), Moscow Biennale for Young Art (Moscow, Russia), and The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale. Their practice investigates the liminality between the digital and the physical, considering how the terms trans* and non-binary apply to digital media as well as gender.
Photo: Kamakanioka’āina Paikai
Maize Longboat is Kanien’kehá:ka from Six Nations of the Grand River and was raised on the unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation near Vancouver, BC. He is the Skins Workshops Associate Director with Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC) and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures (IIF). He holds an MA in Media Studies from Concordia University. His MA research examined Indigenous videogame development through the production of his own game, Terra Nova, an award-winning cooperative platformer with an interactive narrative.
Photo: Sophia Oppel
Philip Leonard Ocampo is a queer Filipino artist and curator based in Tkaronto, Canada. Ocampo’s practice primarily involves sculpture, installation, and public programming. His work usually explores phenomenon, magic, and memory, using the extraordinary as a conduit for reconciling and better understanding personal and collective experiences.
He holds a BFA in Integrated Media from OCAD University (2018) and is currently a Programming Coordinator at Xpace Cultural Centre and one of the four founding co-directors of Hearth, a new artist-run space in Toronto.