Couzyn van Heuvelen
Curtis Talwst Santiago
Yen-Chao Lin 林延昭
is a Canadian Inuk sculptor. Born in Iqaluit, Nunavut, but living in Southern Ontario for most of his life, his work explores Inuit culture and identity, new and old technologies, and personal narratives. While rooted in the history and traditions of Inuit art, the work strays from established Inuit art making methods and explores a range of fabrication processes. Couzyn holds a BFA from York University and an MFA from NSCAD University.
is a Toronto-based artist who mobilizes methods that open up alternative realities and challenge common approaches to “original” content. Having graduated from Alberta College of Art and Design in 2017, Te is pursuing her Master of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto. From language and semiotics, social dynamics and ethics, Te’s projects engages in geopolitical discourse to challenge power on different levels.
is a former apprentice of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Santiago has exhibited internationally in solo and group shows including at the Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, NY), Perez Art Museum (Miami, FL), the Art Gallery of Mississauga (Mississauga, Canada), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Canada), Cooper Cole (Toronto, Canada), the New Museum (New York, NY), ICA at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA), Analix Forever (Geneva, Switzerland), and the Dakar Biennale (Senegal).
A self-described postmodern archivist, and natural history enthusiast, she is an avid collector of all things from found family records to Victorian ephemera and biological specimens. A Montreal-based multidisciplinary artist, Lin comments on impermanence through intuitive play, collaboration, and scavenging. Her practice explores oral history, folk religion, ecology, and social permaculture. Lin’s works have been shown at Antimatters Media Art (Victoria), articule (Montreal), Festival du nouveau cinéma (Montreal), Image contre nature (Marseille), Pop Montreal, Women Make Waves (Taipei), among others. Following her artist residency at OBORO in 2017 (Montreal), she is a Banff Center artist-in-residence of The Evolving Book program in 2018.
crafts a visual form of writing borrowed from the literary diction in Essayism. To gratify her yearning for creating intangible “coincidences,” her craft includes working with mosaics, ceramics, drawing, fresco, and printmaking. In her performance with dubbing and ventriloquism, she illogically recounts the relationship between the artist and his/her work, provoking queries about authorship, disembodiment, and the sincerity of voice. She received her BFA in Studio Art from New York University, MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University in the City of New York and attended Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. She has been working on her personal anthology of memoranda, Four (of) Mattresses Stacked on Misery since 2009.