OUR PEOPLE

Meet our Team, Board, and Advisory members, as well as current and past participants, partners, funders and supporters, all of whom have played important roles in shaping and guiding our past, current and future programming. 

 

Critical Distance is committed to fostering an equitable environment and welcomes the participation of people and partners who represent the diversity of our local, national, and international communities.

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CDCC TEAM

Shani K Parsons
DIRECTOR

director (at) criticaldistance.ca 

Emily Cook
EDUCATION / ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAMS DIRECTOR
education (at) criticaldistance.ca 

Cheryl Huber
OFFICE MANAGER / ACCOUNTS ADMINISTRATOR
office (at) criticaldistance.ca

Žana Kozomora
CURATORIAL PROGRAMS MANAGER
programming (at) criticaldistance.ca

Beau Gomez
DIGITAL 
digital (at) criticaldistance.ca

Josie Spalla
COMMUNICATIONS 
comms (at) criticaldistance.ca

Hannah Somers
SHOP + ARCHIVES 
assistant (at) criticaldistance.ca

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tara Smith
CHAIR

Simon M Benedict
SECRETARY

Aubrey Reeves 
TREASURER

Ingrid Jones

Ting Xu

PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE 

Liz Ikiriko
Toleen Touq

ADVISORY BOARD

Adi Baker
Noa Bronstein
Katherine Dennis
Peggy Gale
Katelyn Gallucci
Vera Frenkel
Matthew Kyba
Katie Lawson
Marina Mandic
Crystal Mowry
Sarah Munro
Heather Nicol
Midi Onodera
Ricky Varghese
Jayne Wilkinson

PROGRAM CONTRIBUTORS / PARTICIPANTS

Noor Alé • Claudia Mattos • Farah Al Qasimi • Kaya Joan • Bea Parsons • Yelaine Rodriguez • Whyishnave Suthagar • Chris Andrews • Tanya Lukin Linklater • Laurie Kang • Lila De Magalhaes • Nona Inescu • Jenine Marsh • Florencia Sosa Rey • Morris Lum • Karen Tam • Valérie Frappier • Alana Bartol • Ileana Hernandez Camacho • Tsēmā Igharas • Emilie Croning • Jorian Charlton • Kablusiak • Maria del Carmen Camarena • Eliza Chandler • Saada El-Akhrass • Beatriz Miranda • Aidan Moesby • Kablusiak • Jessa Agilo • Aimi Hamraie • Yo-Yo Lin • Lindsay Fisher • Aislinn Thomas • Shannon Finnegan • Ramya Amuthan • Bojana Coklyat • Zinnia Naqvi • Lori Brown • Carol Anne Hilton • Elke Krasny • Charlotte Zhang • ma ma (Magdalyn Asimakis + Heather Rigg) • Eleana Antonaki • Marina Xenofontos • Michelle Beck • Dana Snow • HollyJo • Kat Germain • Aislinn Thomas • Elizabeth Sweeney • Sean Lee • Vanessa Dion Fletcher • Wy Joung Kou • Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning • Andy Slater • Adam Wolfond • Estée Klar • Pejvak • Anthea Black • Jessica Lynn Whitbread • Adrienne Crossman • Lauren Lavery • Maxine Proctor • Danielle St. Amour • Cecilia Berkovic • Ben Donoghue • Merray Gerges • Steffanie Ling • Vanessa Runions • Amy Fung • Sally Mackay • Catherine Osborne • Tian Zhang • Emelie Chhangur • Myung-Sun Kim • Emily Peltier • Eric Chengyang • Ebrin Bagheri • Alex Jacobs-Blum • Curtiss Randolph • Camille Rojas • Eve Tagny • Liz Ikiriko • Nicole Kelly Westman • Amanda Beech • Neven Lochhead • naakita feldman-kiss • Ivanie Aubin-Malo • Henry Andersen • Mara Eagle • Phil Rose • Molly Teitelbaum • Anna Queen • The Video in the Public Sphere Working Group (Pansee Atta​ • Sasha Phipps​ • Ryan Conrad​ • ​Helene Lefebvre​ • ​Maayke Schurer) • Justin Tyler Tate •  Maria Hupfield • Noa Bronstein • Azaeb Adane • Clayton Batson • Eli Carmona • Tahoy James • Ebti Nabag • Emma German • Guillaume Adjutor Provost • Adam Basanta • Adrienne Crossman • Nadège Grebmeier Forget • Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau • Maude Johnson • Lacie Burning • Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter • Dayna Danger • Cass Gardiner • Quratulain Butt • Khaled Hourani • Maha Maamoun • Smriti Mehra • Huma Mulji • Ed Panar • Alex Sheriff • Andrea Luka Zimmerman • Toleen Touq • Nahed Mansour • Lauren Fournier • Sharlene Bamboat • Hazel Meyer • Leila Nadir • Cary Peppermint • Sarah Nasby • Kayla Polan • Walter Scott • Agustine Zegers • Zula • Xavier Binette • Wolfie • Starchild Dreaming Loud • Sophia Nahz • Singing Thunder • Rachel Macintosh • Oddane Taylor • Nicholas Ridiculous • MT Ness • Michelle Charlie • Jessie Stone • Gen Gagnon • Elijah M • Bethany Papadopolous • Anonymous • Amelia Merhar • Anthony Stepter • Erika DeFreitas • Edie Fake • Marc Fischer/Public Collectors • Dina Kelberman • Nellie Kluz • Sanaz Mazinani • Eric Oglander • Leah Wellbaum • Katelyn Gallucci • Sebastián Benítez • Petar Boskovic • Shelby Fenlon • Maxwell Hyett • Mickey Mackenna • Maggie Groat • Jimmy Limit • Karen Henderson • Josée Pedneault • Eunice Luk • Ella Dawn McGeough • Juan Ortiz-Apuy • Biliana Velkova • Alison Cooley • Yael Brotman • Melanie Chikofsky • Doug Guildford • Tessar Lo • Tim Manalo • Roula Partheniou • Meghan Price • Natalie Wood • Sonya Filman • Brynn Higgins-Stirrup • Oana Tanase • Ruth Adler • Ricky Varghese • Jeannette Ehlers • Earl Miller • Patricia Kaersenhout • Søren Thilo Funder • Jens Haaning • Maj Hasager • Tina Helen • Stine Marie Jacobsen • Jane Jin Kaisen • Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen • Manar Moursi • Astarte Rowe • Mediolus corona • Jessica Drenk • Gabriel Lalonde • Claudia Wieser • Steven Beckly • Matthew Kyba • Morehshin Allahyari • Maria Flawia Litwin • Manuel Saiz • Marianna Milhorat • Terence Nance • Vincent Chevalier • Michele Pearson Clarke • Liz Gibson-DeGroote • Francisco-Fernando Granados • Theodore Kerr • Cait McKinney • Simon M Benedict • Christopher Manson • Susana Reisman • Ciprian Muresan • Oana Tanase • Shelly Kraicer • Karin Chien • JP Sniadecki • Huang Xiang • Xu Ruotao • Bai Bin • Chen Li-Hua • Zhong Su • Mary Grisey • Faye Mullen • Jérôme Nadeau • Deborah Wang • Nicolas Fleming • Victoria Brooks • Sven Lütticken • Katherine Dennis • Maria Flawia Litwin • Alejandro Garcia Contreras • Josée Pedneault • Tamara Gayer • Christine Gedeon • Janine Miedzik • Shani K Parsons • Heather Nicol • Mary Hambleton • Sara MacLean • Cathryn Miller • Andrea Cohen + Wiska Radkiewicz • Victoria Fu • Marta Ryczko • Manuel Saiz • Leif Low-Beer • Lyla Rye

ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNERS / CO-PRESENTERS

Aboriginal Curatorial Collective (now ICCA)
AGYU
British Council
Bodies in Translation
C Magazine
China Now / Cinema on the Edge
Danish Arts Foundation
DesignTO
DRAIN: A Journal of Contemporary Culture
Edition International Art Book Fair
EQ Bank
Friends of Chinatown Toronto
Gallery 44
Gallery TPW
Images Festival
Independent Curators International
InterAccess
Koffler Gallery
Mercer Union
Nuit Rose
OCADU Health Design Studio
Ocean Space
Ontario Galleries / Galeries Ontario
Paperhouse Studio
Pleasure Dome
Reel Asian International Film Festival
SAVAC
SAW Video Media Arts Centre (now DARC)
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Tangled Art + Disability
TBA21-Academy
Tea Base
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Centre
The Site Magazine
Taboo Health
Toronto Art Book Fair
Trinity Square Video
Visual AIDS
Women and Gender Studies Institute

 FEATURED PUBLISHERS

Critical Distance supports critical arts publishing practices through exhibitions and presentations in the gallery, online, and at art book fairs and festivals. A updated listing of featured publishers will be added to this page in conjunction with our next publication-based event. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates as they happen.