Submissions are reviewed by a jury panel, co-chaired by EQ Bank’s Curator, Shannon Linde, and Trinity Square Video’s Technical and Gallery Services Manager, José Andrés Mora, together with three invited guests from the digital arts community. Learn more about the 2021 guest judges below.
Ashley Jane Lewis is a creative technologist, educator and new media artist with a focus on speculative design, bio art and social justice. Her artistic practice explores black cultures of the past, present and future through computational and analog mediums including coding, machine learning, data weaving, microorganisms and live performance. Listed in the top 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada, her award winning work has exhibited in both Canada and the US, most notably on the White House website during the Obama presidency.
Photo: Brandon Lewis
Cat Bluemke is an artist, educator, and curator of digital technologies. She works primarily with video games, performance, and virtual and augmented reality, through which she explores the dichotomy of work and play in contemporary culture. Her work has been exhibited internationally at institutions sucha s the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, Kunsternes Hus (Norway), and the New Museum (NY) through Rhizome. She currently lives and works in Treaty 4 Territory for the MacKenzie Art Gallery as their Digital Operations Coordinator.
Photo: Yuli Scheidt Photography
Suzanne Morrissette (she/her) is an artist, curator, and scholar who is currently based out of Toronto. She was born and raised in Winnipeg and is a citizen of the Manitoba Metis Federation. As an artistic researcher Suzanne works across a variety of media to investigate her interests in family and community knowledge, methods of translation, the telling of in-between histories, and practices of making that support and sustain life. Morrissette holds a PhD from York University in Social and Political Thought.
Photo: Red Works Photography