The Joan and Martin Goldfarb
Summer Institute

May 2011

On-campus Intensive - Session Leaders

Emelie Chhangur
Emelie Chhangur is the assistant director/curator of the Art Gallery at York University. In her independent practice, her credits span a wide range of cultural productions including projects with Hive Magazine and Broken Pencil (writer); Vtape (curator, writer, artist); the Art Gallery of Ontario's Education Department (guest lecturer/curator); Hart House Theatre, Helen Gardiner Phelan Theatre, ArtWord Theatre (set/costume design); Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts (gallery coordinator and curatorial assistant); CIUT 89.5's Visual Voice (producer and art critic); The Power Plant (exhibition coordinator).

As a visual artist, Chhangur has exhibited at Zsa Zsa Gallery, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Harbourfront Centre and Nuit Blanche Toronto. Most recently, her sculpture/installation work was shown in Dyed Roots at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) and Koffler Gallery in Toronto. Her single channel videos have been screened at Tranztech International Media Art Biennial; Champ Libre, Montreal; SAW Gallery, Ottawa; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax; and Video In, Vancouver, among other venues. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto's Visual Studies Program.

Richard Fung
Video artist, writer and theorist Richard Fung is associate professor of Integrated Media at Ontario College of Art & Design University. His video work comprises a series of challenging productions on subjects ranging from the role of the Asian male in gay pornography to colonialism, immigration, racism, homophobia, AIDS and his own family history. His tapes, which include My Mother’s Place (1990), Sea in the Blood (2000) and Uncomfortable (2005), have been screened and collected internationally. His publications include 13: Conversations on Art and Cultural Race Politics (2002 - co-author) and essays in many journals and anthologies.

Fung is the recipient of the Bell Canada Award for Lifetime Achievement in Video and the Toronto Arts Award for Media Art. A former Rockefeller Fellow at NYU, he holds degrees in cinema studies and sociology and cultural studies from the University of Toronto.

Ivan Jurakic
Ivan Jurakic is a practicing visual artist and the director/curator of the University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG). He previously served as curator of Cambridge Galleries and administrative director of Hamilton Artists Inc. Since 2003, he has curated dozens of exhibitions and collaborated in the development of several touring exhibitions and publications, including Sara Angelucci: Somewhere In Between, Emblems of the Enigma: The Art of Vessna Perunovich and James Carl: Do You Know What, A Survey 1990-2008. He represented Ontario artist Shary Boyle as one of five Canadian artists under the age of 40 nominated for the 2009 Sobey Art Award.

Jurakic's installations and single-channel videos have been exhibited in Canada and the US. As a principal of a Hamilton-based artist collective TH&B, he has collaborated in the organization of several off-site exhibition projects and participated in Alternating Currents: Beyond In Western New York in Buffalo, NY in 2010. He holds a BA from the University of Guelph and an MFA. from the SUNY Buffalo.


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