Caitlind r.c. Brown
Caitlind r.c. Brown is an artist, collaborator, and cultural organizer based in Calgary/Mohkinstsis. Her work draws from DIY practices, interpersonal contexts, psychogeography, and the re-weirding power of novelty. She graduated from Alberta University of the Arts in 2010, curated The House Project in 2011, and co-founded WRECK CITY in 2013. Her daily art practice is shared with collaborator, Wayne Garrett, developing art installations and public art projects. Her artworks have exhibited extensively, most notably at Weisman Art Museum (USA), The National Arts Centre (Canada), Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Russia), Whanki Art Museum (South Korea), and Pera Museum (Turkey). In 2019, Caitlind earned an AUArts Alumni Career Award in recognition of her practice. Parallel to her formal exhibition work, Caitlind & Wayne maintain an experimental art series called The Hibernation Project and spin-off sound art radio program, EARS HAVE EYES. Whether exhibiting in established galleries, pre-demolition buildings, public spaces, or her own backyard, Caitlind is a firm believer in art’s potential to permeate the everyday, building our human capacity for self-criticality and a clearer vision of the complex, superimposed world(s) that engulf us always.
Jennifer Crighton is an artist, curator, musician, and cultural administrator. She graduated from Alberta University of the Arts in 2008 and has maintained and active practice in both visual art and music, curating an collaborating with entities such as the The High Performance Rodeo, The Arbour Lake Sghool, Momo Dance Theatre, The Summerwood Warren, and Pith Gallery & Studios. She has also toured Canada and the US with three different musical projects. Currently she’s spending most of her time working in film and television as a costume designer and craftsperson. She has a special interest in community, especially as this relates to our sense of home, our domestic and cultural spaces, and the people we gather around ourselves for support and inspiration. For her, working in any creative field is a collective endeavour, where the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts.
Brandon A. Dalmer
Brandon A. Dalmer is a 3rd year MFA Painting and Drawing candidate at Concordia University in Tiohtiá:ke/Montréal. Their work explores the way images are generated and the tenuous understanding we have with expanding technologies. Through the use of fabrication, generative processes and robotic assistance his painting practice aims to contextualize and elucidate the often unseen processes underlying our everyday lives. This also acts as a method of archive. His practice is open-source allowing others to expand upon it, granting a form of technological undeath.
Dalmer has participated in a number of residencies and exhibitions across Canada and internationally.
Natalie MacLean is an arts organizer based in Tkaronto/Toronto. She works as a Senior Consultant at Lord Cultural Resources, specializing in Strategy and Business Planning. At Lord, she spearheaded the development of a Digital Services department, leading Digital Transformation both internally and for clients. Natalie works with governments, museums, and other cultural organizations around the world to identify difficult problems and implement creative solutions. Recent clients have included: Google, Monterey Museum of Art, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Art Windsor Essex, City of Calgary, and Toronto Public Library.
Natalie also maintains a curatorial practice as a member of WRECK CITY, a collective that curates exhibitions in non-traditional urban spaces. Natalie holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, an MA in Art History from York University, and a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her graduate research focused on the impact of social media use on visitor experience in museums and galleries. Previously, she co-directed Pith Gallery and Studios (an arts hub focused on emerging artists) and sat on the board of directors at The New Gallery (an artist-run centre).