A new festival year means welcoming some new, incredible people to our team! We’re thrilled to welcome: Tram Nghiem, Festival Coordinator; Véronique Sunatori, Communications Coordinator; and Maria Patricia Abuel, Programming Coordinator!
Tram Nghiem (they/she) is a queer Southeast Asian cultural programmer and artist working with stills and moving images. Trained in digital video, their art practice uses process-based inquiries, digital/analog methods, and often reworks personal and public archives. They are currently working on an experimental video work funded by the Canada Council of the Arts. When not working around film culture, they can often be found walking their dog, Stella, around the city.
Véronique Sunatori (she/her) is a multidisciplinary visual artist living and working in Toronto, Canada. Véronique has participated in residencies at AIRY Yamanashi (Japan) and the Société d’art et d’histoire de Beauport (Quebec). She is the recipient of a Research and Creation grant for emerging artists from the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec and an Individual Visual Artist grant from the Toronto Art Council. Véronique holds an MFA in Visual Art from York University (2018).
Maria Patricia Abuel (she/her) is a Toronto-based Filipina multidisciplinary artist, community worker, and arts and culture educator. Her practice questions issues of hybrid identity, femininity, and conservative cultural expectations, with a preference of using playful irony and focusing on family history, memory, pop culture, and the body.