Founding Executive Director and Curator of New Media Gallery since 2014 with international experience in both the private and public sectors around contemporary technology-based art practice. Past experience includes a position as Manager of Electronic & Time-based Media Artists for Lisson Gallery, London, representing that institution internationally, supporting their collection and artists. His educational background includes a foundation in Visual Arts with further graduate studies in design theory & practice from Domus Academy, Milan (MDes Honours) together and with a background in contemporary design practice, design teaching and pedagogy as Course Director of Parnham Design College, UK. His focus for the past decade has been on developing a curatorial practice in new media art, exhibition design & development, radical curatorial engagement and gallery management. Through New Media Gallery he contributes to the development of best practice by developing international technology-based art exhibition process, curatorial engagement theory and pedagogy.
Founding Director and Curator of New Media Gallery since 2014, with international experience in the public sector focussed around contemporary, technology-based art practice. Past experience includes positions as Head of Conservation, Glenbow Museum and later Acting Head / Senior Conservator for Tate Gallery in Electronic & Time-based Media Art, representing that institution internationally, supporting their collection and artists. Her educational background includes a foundation in Visual Arts & Art History, with further graduate studies in Conservation, Ethnographic Studies & Contemporary Visual Culture from the University of London, Getty Institute and Bath Spa University/MA.. Her focus for the past decade has been on developing a curatorial practice in new media art, exhibition development, radical curatorial engagement and gallery management. Through New Media Gallery she contributes to the development of best practice by developing international, technology-based art exhibition process, curatorial engagement theory and pedagogy.
Joining the New Media Gallery team in the summer of 2022, Stephen brings his passion for vibrant arts programming as a vehicle to connect community. He holds a Master of Arts in Professional Communication and a Certificate in Architectural and Civil Drafting. Before joining the NMG team, Stephen co-founded dance-punk/new wave band You Say Party! We Say Die! and served as the Executive Director of the Arts Council of New Westminster. In 2018, he was named the New Westminster Citizen of the Year.
Masters of Applied Arts (Painting), Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Diploma of Engineering & Structural Design and Drafting Technologies. He works in disparate mediums that include oil paint, circuitry, sound, and traditional Latin American commodities using hybrid techniques to portray his mixed culture and the diaspora experienced as a Latino in Canada. Computer, Interactive design and exceptional computer skills. Wood-Working, Masonry, Welding Certificate, Electrical Wiring. He is currently PT instructor Foundation Skills in Experimental Coding at Emily Carr university of Art + Design.
Creative Technologist, Digital Artist, and former VJ. Weaving images out of collaborations with musicians and performers outputting interactive audiovisual pieces; she has created apps to connect their music, moves and voices, to her visual realm, through live interactive stage performances, new media films, or interactive user driven Augmented Reality applications, in situ and now online, in Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Macau and London where she was awarded for “WiiAct” at the Musion. Currently developing online interactive pieces in collaboration with the Kima collective, allying her Technical Artist expertise to her visionary talent to produce pieces to a wider audience.
Ultimately, giving back to the community sharing my skills & inspiration for creative thinking & technology through workshops accessible to all.
hope akello is passionate about design and its ability to find and communicate meaning to the world. Utilizing design as a vehicle for social justice and anti-oppression, hope strives to design meaningful experiences and telling stories from perspectives not often realized through design.
Jae Lew is a media artist and filmmaker currently residing in Unceded Coast Salish Territories. They specialize in creating experimental film and DIY electronic instruments. Their work deals with topics of spirituality, disability and gender. They hold a degree in New Media and Sound Arts at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Film has always been Louise's passion and she's wanted to make movies since she was very young. Throughout her youth she wrote, directed and edited student films and participated in film festivals. She attended Capilano University and completed a certificate in Motion Picture Production and a Micro-Credential Certificate in Set Dec from North Island College.
In 2019 Louise founded her production company Jack Dog Films with the purpose of promoting and creating female and LGBTQ+ driven stories. In 2020 she made her directorial debut with 'Who Am I Now?' available on Apple TV and Amazon.
Jack Dog Films has now transformed into Other Shoe Media, as the scope of Louise's work evolves to include other types of content such as commercials and demo reels.
Louise also works as an instructor at New Image College in the Acting Conservatory Program.
Mark Nazemi works at the intersection of sound, technology, education, and well-being in Vancouver, Canada. He completed his Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University (SFU), School of Interactive Arts & Technology, where he currently resides as a faculty member. Mark has been involved in digital media and education for over ten years and has provided consulting services to the entertainment, health, and education industries. His research into sound and pain management has been featured at international conferences such as CHI, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 8th Congress of the European Pain Federation, Siggraph Asia, Audio Mostly, Artech, etc., and media such as CBC radio, American News Report, and GRAND NCE. In addition, he has received the Quality Service Award from the Kaiser Permanente Journal and the R.Murray Schafer scholarship for his research in Soundscapes.
Painter, printmaker and educator exploring the archival process as an artistic medium. This practice takes the form of critical writing, print-based projects, performance and curatorial proposals. His texts have been published in Esse, Kolaj and Issue Magazine. He has a Post Baccalaureate Diploma (PBD), Visual Arts, SFU, 2015. BFA/Education Université Laval, 2012. He taught High School for 4 years, Elementary school for 4 years, with three of these as a Resource teacher. And has a career working in museums, planetariums and galleries Canada-wide for over 20 years.
Photo Credit: Duncan Cairns-Brenner
Integrated Media Artist using sound + light + motion to create non-linear stories using different media forms, particularly digital media. Previously separate disciplines converge in the digital domain to blend physical and digital reality in a multi-sensory experience; creating magic using advanced techniques to spark curiosity and involve audiences with interactive participation. She makes complex and experimental works that emerge from the nexus of art and technology, but remain accessible and fun. She holds a BA, major in music from UBC.