2018 Judges

Tobias Williams

Tobias Williams

Toronto, ON

Tobias Williams is a Toronto-based artist and educator. His art practice is concerned with the relationship between art, society and technology. His recent work explores the concept of “Digital Ontology”—how we conceive of objects in digital spaces and how these digital objects interact with our perception of the physical world. Recent exhibitions include “Vistas” at the Banff Centre, “Genuflexion” at Creamy Gallery in Chicago, and “Unkempt” at MAW GURU in Manhattan. He currently teaches at OCADU Humber College and the Toronto School of Art.


Yifat Shaik

Yifat Shaik

Toronto, ON

Yifat is an acclaimed game designer and artist working on creating autobiographical games and subversive art. A Master of Design graduate of OCAD University, she is currently a professor of game design and 3D modeling at York University. Yifat organized Different Games in Toronto, is co-director of Dames Making Games, and is currently working on Real Army Simulator.


Scott Benesiinaabandan

Update: Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Scott Benesiinaabandan was unable to attend the jury for the 2018 EDAA.

Scott Benesiinaabandan is an Anishinabe intermedia artist that works primarily in photography, video, audio, and printmaking. Scott has completed international residencies at Parramatta Artist Studios in Australia, Context Gallery in Derry, North of Ireland, and University Lethbridge/Royal Institute of Technology, as well as international collaborative projects in both the U.K. and Ireland. Scott is currently based in Montreal, where he is completing a MFA in Photography and a year-long Canada Council New Media Production grant through OBx Labs/AbTeC and Initiative for Indigenous Futures investigating virtual reality as a medium.


Emily Fitzpatrick

Emily Fitzpatrick

Toronto, ON

Emily Fitzpatrick is an independent curator and arts administrator who holds a master’s degree in Visual Studies from the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. Her work involves public art projects rooted in social practice. She has curated exhibitions at the Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa Art Gallery, Blackwood Gallery, and Gendai Gallery. She also has extensive experience working within Toronto's artist-run centres and public institutions including Images Festival, the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Gendai Gallery, and Art Metropole.


Lindsay LeBlanc

Lindsay LeBlanc

Toronto, ON

Lindsay LeBlanc is Equitable Bank’s Art Curator, and the co-founder of the Emerging Digital Artists Award. She is currently completing her master’s in Art History at Concordia University, with a focus on the historiographies of machine art.