AXIS Curatorial

AXIS is a socially-engaged curatorial collaborative composed of Noor Alé and Claudia Mattos. In their joint curatorial practice, Alé and Mattos are committed to producing exhibitions, projects, and screenings of contemporary art that respond to the pressing social, cultural, and political conditions of our time.

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Yelaine Rodriguez

Born in 1990 in the Bronx, where she lives and works today, Yelaine Rodriguez is an Afro-Dominican United Statesian artist, educator, curator, and cultural organizer. Rodriguez conceptualizes wearable art, sculptures, and site-specific installations drawing connections between Black cultures in the Caribbean and the United States captured through photography and video documentation.

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Žana Kozomora

Žana Kozomora works across curatorial and visual practice. She has curated exhibitions with Cambridge Art Galleries and Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, and sits on the Program Committee and Board of CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener + Area). Her writing has been published in ASAP/Journal and C Magazine. Born in Sarajevo, BiH, she grew up in Kitchener, Ontario, the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishnaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples.

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Zoë Chan

Zoë Chan lives in Vancouver on the unceded ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Sel̓íl̓witulh Nations. She works as Assistant Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Presented across Canada, her curatorial projects have delved into a range of subject matter including storytelling, documentary practices, youth, food, and discourse around representation. She was a recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Joan Lowndes Award in recognition of excellence in critical and curatorial writing in 2015. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Art History from Concordia University.

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Curators Toleen Touq and Liz Ikiriko have been working together since 2018 as wave~form~projects. Together, they bring years of cross-disciplinary curatorial and cultural arts practice both locally and internationally within varied settings, independently and collectively, building relationships with artists, fellow curators, organizations and institutions. wave~form~projects enacts practices that embody accessible and relational modes of care and critical thinking, centering underrepresented voices and the slow rooting of meaningful relationships across the arts and culture landscapes. We are guided by the teachings and practices of feminist, anti-colonial thinkers and pedagogues including global Indigenous methodologies as ways of being, making, and working. wave~form~projects attends to cross-disciplinary and multi-form engagements that open up spaces of inquiry and transgressive action and connection. Toleen Touq is a curator, cultural producer andFind out more