• Sheila Giffen

    Sheila Giffen is a PhD Candidate in the Department of English Language and Literatures and a Sessional Lecturer in the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at UBC. Her dissertation analyses forms of sacred address in literary and artistic responses to the HIV/AIDS crisis from the U.S. and South Africa. 

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  • Maxim Greer

    Maxim Greer is an MA Candidate in Art History in UBC’s Department of Visual Art, Art History & Theory. In 2018-2019 Maxim was the Director of UBC’s Hatch Art Gallery, UBC’s only student-operated exhibition space. Maxim’s curatorial and research interests include the intersections of queer art and activism through strategies of masquerade and embodiment. Maxim currently works with The Pride in Art Society, who organize the annual Queer Arts Festival as well the year round SUM Gallery in Chinatown.

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  • Erin Silver

    Erin Silver is a historian of queer and feminist art, visual culture, performance, and activism. She obtained a PhD in Art History and Gender and Women’s studies from McGill University in 2013, and has taught at the University of Southern California, the University of Guelph, the University of Toronto, OCAD University, and Concordia University. She is the co-editor (with Amelia Jones) of Otherwise: Imagining Queer Feminist Art Histories (Manchester University Press, 2016), co-editor (with taisha paggett) of the winter 2017 issue of C Magazine, “Force,” on intersectional feminisms and movement culture, and author of the forthcoming Suzy Lake: Life & Work (Art Canada Institute, 2020). In 2016-2017, she was the Horizon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Histories of Photography in Canada at Concordia University. She has curated exhibitions at the FOFA Gallery (Concordia University, Montreal), the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (Toronto), and the Doris McCarthy Gallery (University of Toronto Scarborough). Silver’s writing has appeared in C MagazineCAA ReviewsCanadian ArtCiel VariablePrefix PhotoFuse MagazineMomusPerformance Matters, Visual Resources, and in the volume Narratives Unfolding: National Art Histories in an Unfinished World (ed. Martha Langford, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017), as well as in various exhibition catalogues in the areas of Canadian photography and queer and feminist art. She is an editor of RACAR (Revue d’art canadienne / Canadian Art Review) and sits on the editorial advisory committee of C Magazine. Her current book project explores understandings of “support” as not only a structural concept, but also a subject position, and the particular implications of this double-meaning for queer and BIPOC artists in making exhibitions and negotiating gallery space.

     

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