Operations Director — Meagan Kus
Curator — Whess Harman
Communications Manager — Katrina Orlowski
Archives Manager — Dan Pon
Exhibitions & Accessibility Manager — Kay Slater
Program Director Emeritus — Glenn Alteen
Mary Ann Anderson — Consultant/Grant Writing
Jessica Fletcher – Digitization Assistant
Linda Gorrie — Business Manager
Nellie Lamb — Project Curator
Keimi Nakashima-Ochoa — Accessibility and Events Manager, AEPE, and Producer
Sebnem Ozpeta — Creative Technologist
Hedy Wood — Gallery Assistant
Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency
Diyan Achjadi: President
Diyan Achjadi’s practice considers surface ornamentation, historical prints, and illustrations as pictorial archives, and the potential of these forms as sites for knowledge transmission. Her formative years were spent negotiating different educational, political, and cultural systems, leading to an ongoing interest in how our understanding of ideologies is influenced and informed by the visual popular culture that surrounds us. Much of her work examines the (mis)representations, (mis)translations, and imaginings of Indonesia, her country of birth. Diyan received a BFA from the Cooper Union (New York, NY) and an MFA from Concordia University (Montreal, QC). She has exhibited widely at galleries and film festivals across Canada and beyond. Recent projects include Coming Soon!, a year-long commission for the City of Vancouver Public Art Program, and NonSerie (In Commute), part of How far do you travel?, a year-long exhibition on the exterior of public buses, commissioned by the Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) in partnership with Translink BC. Diyan is an Associate Professor at Emily Carr University, where she teaches Print Media and Foundation.
Currently in her third year at Emily Carr University, Diane Blunt is an artist of mixed descent – Ojibway on her father’s side and German on her mother’s. She is a member of the Kawartha Nishnawbe Nation. Diane is pursuing her BFA in Visual Arts where the nature of her work has been exploring drawing, painting, and material practices. She is also experienced in working with all kinds of not for profit organizations.
Erin F. Chan
Erin F. Chan (she/her) is a (self-described) disabled cyborg based in “Vancouver, BC.” She has a BA in English & Pacific and Asian Studies from the University of Victoria, and she is currently a student in the Master of Publishing program at Simon Fraser University—where her research centres on zines and indie publishing. She works as the marketing and publicity assistant at indie book publisher Arsenal Pulp Press, in addition to working as a freelance writer, editor, and graphic designer.
Cait McKinney is a media studies scholar interested in how queer social movements use digital technologies to share information. They are the author of Information Activism: A Queer History of Lesbian Media Technologies (2020), which was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist for LGBTQ studies, and the coeditor of Inside Killjoy’s Kastle: Dykey Ghosts, Feminist Monsters, and other Lesbian Hauntings (2019). Their research collaborations with artist Hazel Meyer explore shared attachments to queer histories through writing, performance, video, and other archival interventions. McKinney is Assistant Professor of Communication at Simon Fraser University.
Vitória Monteiro is an artist who explores the intricacies of language abstraction, and the reprocessing of information. Monteiro uses the mediums of papermaking, sculpture, and performance to navigate the various realms that knowledge inhabits. Their works embody themes of dislocation, translation, indexicality, and citation, rooted in reflections of being neurodivergent. With a subtle undertone of satire, they strive to locate themselves within these spaces. Monteiro holds a BFA in Visual Arts from Simon Fraser University and is the Acting Curator of Learning and Engagement at the Contemporary Art Gallery.
Andrew Siu (MBA Design Strategy) is a Cantonese settler living on the shared lands of the Coast Salish people. He specializes in human-centered design and participatory design research toward building products, services, and experiences that address health equity, patient safety and quality of care. He currently works for the Innovation Support Unit at the UBC Department of Family Practice, and was previously with the Health Design Lab at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Reyhan Yazdani is an interdisciplinary artist, designer and educator of multilingual heritage working in a range of media including installation, works on paper, objects, social art and writing. Her creative practice engages with ontological, material and spatial explorations of exile, politics of belonging, diasporic understanding of self, place and memory. Reyhan received a Master of Architecture from the University of Tehran in 2017 and an MFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2019. She has exhibited her works at galleries such as Seymour Art Gallery (2020) and Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (2019) and has been working as an Artist in Residence at Access Gallery (2021), Shadbolt Art Centre (2021) and Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity (2022). Currently, She is teaching at Emily Carr University of Art & Design.