is a publication project carried out by e-fagia organization, made possible with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. It is accompanied by an exhibition at YYZ Artists’ Outlet and a series of performances and talks throughout October and November 2015. For more information on the programming please visit e-fagia.org
e-fagia is a Toronto-based organization of artists and scholars whose mandate is to create, produce, and disseminate visual and media art projects with an emphasis on contemporary Canadian and Latin American artists, focusing on diversity. We provide space for artists’ visibility in the national and international communities, and have a trans-disciplinary approach towards the complexity of contemporary arts. The name of the
organization, e-fagia, stems from the latin word “phagia,” which means “to eat”
or consume ideas in order to transform them.
Julieta María, Director
Julieta Maria is a Toronto-based new media artist with an MFA from York University. She works with a variety of media, including video, interactive video installations, and web. She has participated in several international screenings and exhibitions, including Scope Basel in Switzerland in 2010, the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in Colombia in 2009, and the Interactiva Biennale in Mexico 2009, among others.
During the past few years, Julieta has worked in the field of media arts as a facilitator, teaching workshops in video production, video editing, website development, and digital story telling. She has also co-curated several Internet and media exhibitions. She is a co-founder of e-Fagia Visual and Media Art Organization in Toronto, where she is currently acting as the Executive Director.
María Alejandrina Coates, Curator
Maria Alejandrina Coates is a Uruguayan-born, Toronto-based curator and writer whose interests include art practices grounded in feminist, social, and collaborative frameworks. She is a co-founder of sos curatorial collective and currently serves as Curator for e-fagia visual and media arts organization. Maria received a bachelors degree from the University of British Columbia; and a Masters degree in Art History and Curatorial Studies from York University. She maintains an active research and curatorial practice and currently serves as a board member for Gendai Gallery in Toronto, ON.
Gina Badger, Publication Editor
Gina Badger is a kitchen witch who currently makes her living as an artist and editor. At the heart of Badger’s practice is an engagement with the time and material of colonial ecologies from a critical settler perspective. She has over a decade’s experience in art publishing, including three years as editorial director of FUSE Magazine (2011–2014).
Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Badger is a fourth generation settler of Norman, Huguenot, and Anglo-Saxon ancestry born in Cree territory and currently living in Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territory. She holds a BFA from Concordia University (Montreal QC), a Master of Science from MIT (Cambridge MA), and a certificate in energetic herbalism from the Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine (Fort Jones CA).
London Alex Lee, Website Developer
Nuria Gonzalez, Website Designer
This exhibition and publication has been generously funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.
With special thanks to YYZ Artists’ Outlet and ImagineNATIVE Film Festival