Submissions are reviewed by a jury panel, co-chaired by Shannon Linde from EQ Bank and Emily Fitzpatrick from Trinity Square Video, with three invited guests from the digital arts community. Learn more about the 2023 guest judges below.

Dallas Fellini is a curator, writer, and artist living and working in Toronto. They are a member of Crocus Collective and a co-founder of Silverfish, an arts publication devoted to interdisciplinary collaboration, skill-sharing, non-institutional pedagogy, and cultivating sustained dialogue between contemporary artists and writers. Dallas is pursuing a Master of Visual Studies in Curatorial Studies at the University of Toronto. Their current curatorial research is situated at the intersection of trans studies and archival studies. 

Photo: Alejandro Rizzo Nervo

Ekrem Serdar (he, him) is a curator, writer, and arts administrator. As the curator at Squeaky Wheel, he is responsible for the organizations’ exhibitions, public programming, and residency programs. He is the recipient of a Curatorial Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. He is from Ankara, Turkey. 

A portrait of Ekrem Serdar, a white or white passing person from Turkey. He has brown and grey hair and a mustache. He is smiling and his forehead and cheek is leaning against one of his hands. Photograph by Helen Lin and Yola Monakhov.

Photo: Helen Lin and Yola Monakhov

Shaheer Zazai is an Afghan-Canadian artist with a current studio practice both in painting and digital media. Zazai’s practice focuses on exploring and attempting to investigate the development of cultural identity in the present geopolitical climate and diaspora. Zazai received a BFA from OCAD University in 2011 and was artist in residence at OCAD University as part of the Digital Painting Atelier in 2015.