Judges 2017

Jennifer Chan

Toronto, Ontario
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Jennifer Chan is an artist and web developer who makes stuff as social commentary on sex, success, love, equality, suffering, and happiness. Her work has been featured in Rhizome, LEAP, Modern Painter, Dazed, Sleek, and ARTFORUM. She has had solo exhibitions at LTD (Los Angeles), Transmediale (Berlin), ohmydays (Singapore), Future Gallery (Berlin) and Gallery CC (Malmö). Solo screenings of her work have appeared at Western Front (Vancouver), Vox Populi (Philadelphia), LTD (Los Angeles), The Nightingale (Chicago), and Images Festival (Toronto). Her work has shown at NADA (New York), Museum of Moving Image (NYC), Moving Image (London), Furtherfield (London), Abandon Normal Devices (Manchester), Museum of Modern Art (Warsaw), Dresden Art Fair, Whitebox Art Center (NYC), Eastern Bloc (Montreal), Kiasma (Helsinki), Interstate Projects (NYC), Trinity Square Video (Toronto), GLI.TC/H festival amongst others. She has made commissioned artwork for Kunsthaus Langenthal and Mexico Projects in Leeds. She was born in Ottawa, grew up in Hong Kong and now lives in Toronto.

Erin Gee

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Erin Gee is an artist and composer who explores digital culture through metaphors of human voices in electronic bodies. Working across musical performance, choral composition, robotics, and audio art, Gee's practice is distinguished by an interdisciplinary approach to sound in art, music, as well as in areas of technology and natural science. She has collaborated with artists and composers such as Hamilton Children’s Choir, Stelarc, Andrea Young, and neurophysiologist Vaughan Macefield. Her research in sonification of physiological markers of emotion has been noted by Scientific American, VICE, MusicWorks, Canadian Art, and the National Post, among others. She is currently based in Montreal where she is working on an emotion controlled VR videogame.

Emily Fitzpatrick


Emily Fitzpatrick is an independent curator and arts administrator who holds a master’s degree in Visual Studies from the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. Her work involves temporary public art projects rooted in social practice. Recent curatorial projects include MMMMM...Gendai Kitchen, a food-art subscription service; On The Table, an artist multiple project speaking to issues related to gender-based violence and sexual harassment in public space; and Gallery Galleria, a group exhibition responding to a mall’s publics, economies, and aesthetics, both co-curated with the collective Aisle 4. She has extensive experience working within Toronto's artist-run centres and public institutions including Images Festival, the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Gendai Gallery, and Art Metropole.