Maxwell Addington is a writer from Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory. In 2017, he was awarded the Jill Davis Fellowship to pursue an MFA in Fiction at New York University.
Fabiola Carranza (b.1983) is a Costa Rican/Canadian artist living in Southern California. Carranza makes multi-disciplinary artworks that incorporate or adapt readily available materials. She examines the political potential of visual, cultural and personal phenomena through her art and writing.
Bopha Chhay is a writer and curator based in Vancouver. She is co-founder of livedspace, a research and publishing organization. She has held positions at Enjoy Public Art Gallery (New Zealand), Afterall (Contemporary arts research and publishing) Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design (UK), 221A Artist run centre and currently holds the position of Director/Curator at Artspeak in Vancouver. She provides editorial support for Bartleby Review and is co-founder and an editor of Charcuterie.
listen chen 陳聽春
listen chen 陳聽春 is a daoist & a bat-enthusiast who lives & writes on unceded coast salish territories
Kay Higgins is an artist and cultural worker based in Vancouver. She was a co-founder of Artspeak Gallery and the Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres, and is co-proprietor (with Kathy Slade) of the artist press Publication Studio Vancouver and Executive Director of the artist-run space UNIT/PITT Projects, both located in Chinatown. In the past she has been a curator, editor, factory and warehouse labourer, technology consultant, and candidate for municipal office.
Jamie Hilder is a Vancouver-based artist and writer whose work engages the intersections of economics and aesthetics. He has exhibited work internationally,and his critical writing has appeared in Fillip, Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art,Contemporary Literature, and Public Art Dialogue. His book Designed Words for a Designed World: The International Concrete Poetry Movement,1955–1971 (McGill-Queens UP,2016) addresses the effects that technologies of an emergent globalism had on the poetry of the mid-twentieth century. He is an instructor in the Critical and Cultural Studies Department at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
Stacey Ho is an artist, writer, and curator living on unceded Coast Salish territories. Her practice considers intersections of culture, history, and embodied experience from a feminist perspective. With a background in photography and performance art, her art often incorporates language, sound, gesture, and everyday objects. She has presented her work at Art Metropole (Toronto), Galerie oqbo (Berlin), RAM Galleri (Oslo) and most recently in Dar’a: Full Circle, a group exhibition curated by Jamelie Hassan at Artcite (Windsor). She is working on a novel about plants and robots.
Tiziana La Melia
Tiziana La Melia is an artist and writer based in Vancouver. Recent exhibitions include The pigeon looks for death in the space between the needle and the haystack (2017), LECLERE Centre d’art, Marseille; Broom Emotion (2017), galerie anne baurrault, Paris; Johnny Suede (2017), Damien and the Love Guru, Brussels; Kamias Triennale, Quezon City (2017); Stopping the Sun in its Course, Ghebaly (2015) Gallery, Los Angeles; Innocence at Home (2015), CSA, Vancouver. Her writing has appeared in Agony Klub, The Interjection Calendar, Organism for Poetic Research, The Capilano Review, and C Magazine.
Steffanie Ling is a writer, editor and critic. Her books are Nascar (Blank Cheque, 2016) and Cuts of Thin Meat (Spare Room, 2015). She is co-editor of Charcuterie.
Juli Majer is a visual artist from Vancouver whose practice comprises drawing, ceramics, sculpture, installation, performance, comics and publishing. She is interested in conveying hyper-polarized psychological and emotional states, which she often mediates through narrative imagery of mysticism and myth, symbolism and snakes, gods and aliens. She teeters on the precipice of a dense and opaque wormhole, pursuing visceral abstractions, inarticulate textures, and peculiar, somatic modes of existence.
Byron Peters is a Vancouver-based artist, writer, and educator.
Dan Pon is is the archivist at the grunt gallery and also a librarian at Langara College and the West Vancouver Memorial Library.
Jacquelyn Ross is a writer and critic based in Vancouver and Toronto. She edits the literary journal Young Adult, and her art criticism has been published in Canada and internationally. Recent book projects include Mayonnaise, a collection of poems (2016), and Drawings on Yellow Paper, a collaboration with artist Katie Lyle (forthcoming August 2016). She runs Blank Cheque Press from the comfort of her living room, and is currently at work on her first book of stories.
Denise Ryner has worked in commercial, public and artist-run galleries in Toronto and Vancouver for over ten years. These include Art Metropole,Justina M.Barnicke Gallery,the Jackman Humanities Institute,the Vancouver Art Gallery, SFU Galleries as well as the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. She completed her BA and MA in art history at the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia respectively. Currently she is the Director/Curator at Or Gallery, Vancouver.
Vincent Tao is the librarian at Pollyanna Library, where he is responsible for the collection and associated programs. His independent research and organizing work concerns urban displacement and the right to the city. Prior to moving to Vancouver, he studied at McGill University in Montreal where he was a outreach coordinator for a worker-run community kitchen.
Casey Wei is an interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and musician based in Vancouver. Her practice has evolved from filmmaking (Murky Colors in 2012, Vater und Sohn / Father and Son / 父与子 in 2013), into works that cross over between art, music, and the community at large (Kingsgate Mall Happenings in 2014, Chinatown Happenings in 2015, the art rock? series 2015-present, and the Karaoke Music Video Free Store in 2017). In 2016, she began Agony Klub, a music and printed matter label that releases material under the framework of the “popular esoteric”. Her music projects include Kamikaze Nurse, hazy, and Late Spring
Stephan Wright is an artist, designer and works as the Technical Lead at 221A.
Sungpil Yoon is a writer and curator. He is Director of Spare Room, a subsidiary of Rice Cooker Hair Salon Inc. a non-profit organization that explores the composition of theories and objects through the lens of artistic practices. Yoon is a graduate of the UBC Art History department and currently works in Vancouver from 222, a studio building in Chinatown.
Jacobo Zambrano is an artist from Caracas, Venezuela living in Vancouver, Canada. Zambrano is interested in historical cultural narratives that are often considered as defining milestones in current socio-political and economic contexts, mostly in relation to the global peripheries. The North- South Divide constitutes one of the primary subjects of research in his conceptual practice, as this particular paradigm defines how identities have been constructed due to modernity, the artist focuses on the potential for new discourses that challenge the dynamic between the Old World and the New World within his own immediate context. Zambrano often adopts sculpture in conjunction with installation as formal tools in his explorations.
Eli Zibin holds a BA in English Literature from the University of British Columbia. His poetry appeared in Lemon Hound’s “New Vancouver Poets” folio curated by Poetry is Dead.