Team

TEAM

Founder/Artistic Director: Bindu Mehra is a practicing visual artist and earned her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, USA (2001) and MS University, Baroda, India (1996). Bindu was short listed for an exhibition at Tate Britain, London, UK (2010) and has exhibited internationally in US, Europe and Asia at Scope Art Fair New York, USA; Alwan for the Arts New York, USA; Blackburn Museum, UK; South Hill Park Arts Centre, UK; Novas Contemporary Art Centre, UK; Chiang Mai Museum, Thailand; British Council, India and Devi Art Foundation, India.  Bindu has also been invited by the French Consulate as an artist in Residence to Paris and participated in Bonjour India: French Cultural Festival in India. She has received numerous Ontario Arts Council grants in Canada and has juried for the Ontario Quebec Residency in Canada. Having lived in India, UK and USA, Bindu currently lives and works between Canada and India.

Co-Curator: Sevan Injejikian is pursuing a Ph.D. in Art History at University College London. She recently acted as the Assistant Coordinator at the Contemporary Art Galleries Association(AGAC) in Montreal, Canada. Concurrently, she curated Dislocations (2013), a featured exhibition in the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival which addressed experiences of cultural dislocation. In 2012, she was the Guest Curator for Women in Action Projects (WIAprojects) as part of Location/Dislocation, the Jackman Humanities Institute’s programming for the arts at the University of Toronto, and in 2010, she acted as Assistant Curator, Education and Cultural Action at the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University. Her interests include contemporary art practices that address experiences of social dislocation during political crisis, and curatorial practices that engage with the exhibition of artwork dealing with difficult knowledge.

Co- Curator: Andrea Pukteris is principle of Rose et Mortier a creative design firm located in Montreal which focuses on heritage and sustainability in the residential construction sector. Since graduating from McGill School of Architecture, Andrea has been working in private practice and as program director and faculty lecturer at Herzing College in Monrtreal in Sustainable Architecture Technology. In practice she has focused on institutional and residential construction while pursuing her studies at the University de Montreal in heritage conservation examining the relationships between vernacular architecture and the landscape, in particular strategies for conserving the genius loci in this context. She has been involved in the arts since studying architecture at McGill University, by working on community based art initiatives with the Mile-End Mission and volunteering at leading art institutions in Canada. She is currently undertaking a professional certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Victoria and has research focus on curatorship and architecture. 

Editorial Support: Brajesh Sayem is a principal consultant with Break Through Appointments, based in Baroda, India. He advises world's leading MNC on recruitment and placements. Brajesh completed his MBA in Finance from M S University, Baroda. He is an avid traveller, amateur photographer and wild life enthusiast with a keen interest in art and culture.

Social Media Intern: Aleena Esmail is a graduate from the University of Ottawa, majoring in International Studies and Modern languages. Aleena has travelled extensively in Latin America, Asia, Europe and North America. She is currently a Canadian government employee with interests in media, social history and security.