Steffanie Ling is a producer of criticism, pamphlets, stories, essays, exhibitions, reviews, bluntness, anecdotes, shoutouts, wrestling storylines, proposals, applications, jokes, readings, minimal poems, poems, dinner, compliments, and diatribes. She was previously a co-curator of Events + Exhibitions at VIVO Media Arts Centre with Sungpil Yoon, part of the curatorial collective at CSA Space, a curatorial resident at 221A, and organized the reading series LIT LIT LIT LIT with Emma Metcalfe Hurst.
Her reviews and essays on contemporary art, cinema and literature have been published in Brooklyn Rail, C Magazine, Canadian Art, Flash Art, Hong Kong Review of Books, Luma Quarterly, San Francisco Art Quarterly among others. Her art writing has appeared alongside exhibitions in Canada, United States and Europe and have also been conducted as performances, readings at the Vancouver Art Gallery and SFU Galleries as critical responses to the works of Takashi Murakami, James Benning and Feminist Land Art Retreat.
She has participated in Images Research Forum (Toronto, 2017), N.O.P.E (Notes on Political Ecologies, Vancouver, 2016) and Emerging Film Critics Workshop (Cairo, 2015) and conducted writing workshops through Stride Gallery and Fillip. In 2016 co-founded Charcuterie, journal of experimental art writing and polemic with Bopha Chhay. Most recently, she began collaborating with Casey Wei to edit and publish STILLS: moving image tract. Her books of prose and minimal poems are NASCAR (Blank Cheque, 2016) and CUTS OF THIN MEAT (Spare Room, 2015).
Born in Vilnius, Barbora grew up in Montréal and has lived in Toronto for the past ten years. A graduate of OCAD’s Criticism and Curatorial Practice MFA program, Barbora is a cultural worker, curator, and writer who has been a part of 8eleven and runs a curatorial collective called Shell.
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