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Megan Andrews

Term Lecturer: Dance

E: pmandrew@sfu.ca

Megan Andrews is a dance artist/scholar, educator and writer/editor working across theory and practice in movement, somatics/embodiment and performance. Her creative work, teaching and research explore improvisational and perceptual practices, the relationship between aesthetics and ethics, and connections between movement, voice and language. Megan received a Chalmers Arts Fellowship for 2017 to undertake an artistic research project in scoring and perceptual practices in dance. From 2017-2019 she is a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Performance Studies at Simon Fraser University, where she is researching practices of ethical relationality through aesthetics and movement experience. She was part of the inaugural Emerging Thought Leaders program at Simon Fraser University in 2018 and was invited to participate in the week-long SYMBIONT Articulating Artistic Research symposium at the University of Calgary in November 2018. Megan is also cofounder, with colleague Shannon Litzenberger, of Embodied Leadership, through which they collaborate to provide movement-based leadership development to the corporate sector.

Norman Armour

Sessional Instructor: Interdisciplinary

E: norman_armour@sfu.ca

Norman Armour is a Vancouver-based live performing arts specialist with over 30 years of experience. His career has included work as a festival director, curator, theatre producer, stage director, and interdisciplinary artist. In 2005, he co-founded the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, serving as its Artistic and Executive Director for 14 years. Prior to that, co-founded and he led the interdisciplinary spirited Rumble Productions, a mainstay of Vancouver’s thriving independent theatre scene. Since graduating from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts in 1986, he has collaborated on over 120 works for the stage and other media. His career covers a wide range of creative interests: acting for television, film and the stage; new writing and devised works; contemporary and classical interpretations; site-specific endeavours and live-remote radio broadcasts, along with contemporary large-scale interdisciplinary collaborations and events. His work has been recognized with 37 Jessie Richardson Award nominations, City of Vancouver Civic Merit Award, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award, and Simon Fraser University’s Distinguished Alumni in Arts. This June he will receive an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, honoris causafrom Simon Fraser University. Norman currently works with the Australia Council for the Arts as an International Development Consultant for North America (Canada, USA).

Dorothy Barenscott

Sessional Instructor: Art, Performance & Cinema Studies

E: dorothy_barenscott@sfu.ca

I am an art historian, professor, and writer whose interdisciplinary research relates to the interplay between urban space and emerging technology and media forms in the articulation of a range of modern and postmodern identities and exhibition practices. My publication record reflects these interests with examinations of painted panoramas, experimental and mainstream cinema, modern architecture, conceptual photography, radical place-making, theories of the avant-garde, cosmopolitanism, and the business of art and art collecting. My work has appeared in peer-reviewed publications such as Postmodern Culture JournalInvisible CultureHistory and MemorySlavic ReviewMediascapeSlovoLeft History, and Victorian Review. I have also presented my research internationally at academic conferences and invited talks and lectured on the history of modern and contemporary art, photography, architecture, and film at the University of British Columbia, University of Lethbridge, and Simon Fraser University.

www.dorothybarenscott.com

Bojan Bodruzic

Term Lecturer: Film

E: bojan_bodruzic@sfu.ca

Bojan Bodruzic was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and now resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. He holds a BFA in Film Production from Simon Fraser University and a Joint MFA in Film Production and Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.

Jessica Chambers

Term Lecturer: Theatre

E: jchamber@sfu.ca

Originally from Switzerland, Jessica Chambers started out as a freelance lighting and audio technician, working through to Equity Stage Management and then into Technical Direction, Production Management, and Producing. With now over 25 years of experience, her artistic practice is based on field work, which provides a unique teaching context. Over the years, Jessica has worked with the Arts Club Theatre, The Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Co., The National Arts Centre, Canadian Stage, Touchstone, Theatre Replacement, NewWorld, Crystal Pite, Lola Mclaughlin, Movent, Action At A Distance, and many, many more. She spent 3 years with TBA Global Events, producing and executing corporate events internationally, and 10 years as the Technical Director at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Most recently, Jess turned her project management skills to building a house on Saltspring Island, with her partner and 2 children, where she now focuses on consulting and freelance Production Management. The recent addition of teaching has been an extremely rewarding one.

Justine A. Chambers

Term Lecturer: Dance + Theatre Performance

E: jachambe@sfu.ca

Justine A. Chambers is an artist living and working on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Her movement based practice considers how choreography can be an empathic practice rooted in collaborative creation, close observation, and the body as a site of a cumulative embodied archive. Privileging what is felt over what is seen, she works with dances ‘that are already there’ – the social choreographies present in the everyday. Her choreographic projects have been presented at Nanaimo Art Gallery, Artspeak, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Art Museum at University of Toronto, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College, Agora de la Danse, Festival of New Dance, Mile Zero Dance Society, Dancing on the Edge, Canada Dance Festival, Dance in Vancouver, The Western Front and the Vancouver Art Gallery. She is Max Tyler-Hite’s mother.

justineachambers.com

Joseph Clark

Term Lecturer: Film + Interdisciplinary

E: jec10@sfu.ca

Joseph Clark is a lecturer in film studies at Simon Fraser University. His research and teaching interests focus on archival and non-theatrical media, including newsreels, home movies, and sponsored film. He is a long-time member of the DOXA Documentary Film Festival Programming Committee and part of the organizing committee of the Vancouver Podcast Festival presented by DOXA. He is the author of News Parade: The American Newsreel and the World as Spectacle.

www.josephclark.me

Janet Danielson

Course Supervisor: Music

E: jrd@sfu.ca

Janet Danielson is a composer whose works have been performed in England, the U.S., and Canada by ensembles ranging from the Vancouver Chinese Instrument Ensemble to the Vancouver Symphony and CBC Radio Orchestras. Her recent commissioned works include an opera, The Marvelous History of Mariken of Nimmigen, commissioned by Music in the Morning; The Occupation, a song collaboration with poet Robert Bringhurst, for baritone, marimba and viol da gamba; and In the Very Highest Place, a setting Wu Li’s poetry for chorus and the Orchid Ensemble (marimba, zheng, erhu) premiered November 2007. Her realization of Verbum Caro, a 17th-century Canadian Ursuline carol, was premiered in Rome at Christmas 2007, and a string quartet for the Royal Society of Canada Symposium on War and Peace in November 2008. She has taught courses related to music theory, analysis, music and culture, and composition at Simon Fraser University and at Regent College, and has authored a text, Basic Organization of Music. Her articles have been published in Musicworks and in the Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Composers’ League. Danielson is former Associate Artistic Director of Vancouver New Music and ChairAssociation of Canadian Women Composers, and has served on the Executive Council of the Canadian League of Composers. Current commissions include a work for string orchestra and erhu for Vancouver Pro Musica, for whom she is 2010 Composer-in-Residence, and a cello sonata for the 2010 Vancouver Music/Grail conference. She is an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre.

Karla Desentis Rodriguez

Sessional Instructor: Dance

E: karla_desentis_rodriguez@sfu.ca

Karla Desentis is a dancer, choreographer, designer, and musical theater actress. One of her strongest interest is to do art interventions, performances, video-dance, dance theatre, and physical theatre.

She began her career in the performing arts at the age of five and concluded her studies as a dancer after 13 years of training in classical, contemporary, jazz and folklore technique at the Mexico City Ballet Academy. Her increasing interest in performing arts led her to study other disciplines like singing and acting at the CECAAP where she got a Musical Theatre diploma. Also, she studied set and costumes design at UNAM where she graduated from the Bachelor in Industrial Design, 2010, receiving an Academic Merit Diploma. Furthermore, she graduated from the Bachelor in Choreography at INBA, 2015, with an Honorable Mention in Excellence.

Within artistic residency programs, she has been benefited from the INBA Foundation for the summer program at the School of Toronto Dance Theater in 2012 and by The Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, for the Indigenous Dance Residency program in 2016.

In the professional field, Karla has been in numerous dance productions as a dancer, as well as a director of her choreographic work. As a teacher she has worked for over ten years, being in charge of groups of all ages; being responsible for the choreographic assembly. Recently she has been teaching an interdisciplinary (dance and design) workshop for the Faculty of Arts and Design at UNAM.

Dani Fecko

Sessional Instructor: Interdisciplinary

E: dani_fecko@sfu.ca

Dani Fecko has a long history working in contemporary theatre in Vancouver.  She was Managing Producer of Boca del Lupo and spent four years as Associate Curator at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.  Dani trained as a Stage Manager, working locally and taking shows on the road and more across North America, Europe and Mexico. Dani was on the host committee for WAA Vancouver 2015.  She currently sits on the board of the Alliance for Arts and is on the development committee of ISPA.  She is one of the 2016 – 2018 APAP Leadership Fellows. Dani is a graduate of Studio 58 and lives in Vancouver with her husband and their pet fish, Dash.

 

Emmalena Fredriksson

Term Lecturer: Dance

E: emmalena_fredriksson@sfu.ca

Emmalena Fredriksson is a contemporary dance artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada, as a guest on the ancestral unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples. 

Her practice is defined by choreography as a relational practice in the expanded fields of dance, often collaborating with artists of other disciplines, creating choreographic experiences and dance for social events, film, galleries and performance.  

Born in Sweden, she received her training at Balettakademien in Umeå and at SEAD in Austria. Emmalena has presented choreographic work, performed and taught internationally with Daghdha Dance Company (IE), Canaldanse (FR), Malta University (MT), Pact Zollverein (DE), and Falmouth University (UK) among others.

Based in Vancouver since 2013 her work has been presented in Dancing on the Edge, The Dance Centre's Discover Dance Series, Dance in Vancouver's Choreography Walk (curated by Justine A. Chambers), Dance Days (Victoria) and at the Audain Gallery. Commissioned by the National Film Board, she co-created Tidal Traces – a VR 360 dance film together with Nancy Lee in 2017. The film has to date had over 35 international screenings.

Emmalena holds an MFA degree from Simon Fraser University and she regularly teaches at Modus Operandi, Training Society of Vancouver, Harbour Dance Centre and Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

www.emmalenafredriksson.com

Elisa González

Term Lecturer: Film

E: elisag@sfu.ca

Elisa Gonzalez is a Toronto-based filmmaker rooted in the fine arts. She holds an MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson University and a BFA in Photography from Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design. Her work ranges from experimental documentary to video installation that has  exhibited internationally. Elisa is a recipient of funding awards from  Canada Council for the Arts and the National Film Board of Canada among others. Her recent work explores the inherent structures of power between technology, the environment and the individual through  contemporary documentary form.

Martin Gotfrit

Course Supervisor: Music

E: gotfrit@sfu.ca

Areas: Music (improvisation, performance, electro-acoustics), Film (soundtrack related), Theatre (sound design, music), New Media (Interactive systems, installations, theatre).

Often collaborates with other musicians as well as artists from other disciplines such as dance, theatre, film/video, new media and installation art. His work has been presented both locally and internationally. An avid improviser and multi-instrumentalist, he is active in several local music ensembles.

Born Montreal, Quebec. Resident of Vancouver since 1977. Married with two children.

BA Music and Film Joint Major, Concordia University 1974
MA Communications, McGill University 1977

sfu.ca/~gotfrit

Copyright: Sarah Race Photography

Sustrisno Hartana

Term Lecturer: Music

E: sutrisno_hartana@sfu.ca

Sutrisno Hartana, master of Javanese gamelan music, and shadow puppets, performs internationally throughout Asia, Europe, and North America in both traditional and contemporary works. Mr. Hartana attended the Indonesian Dance Conservatory in Java and received his BA in 1992 from the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) in Yogyakarta. In 2004, the King of Paku Alaman garnered him the title Mas Lurah Lebda Swara making him a court musician at the Royal Palace in Java. Mr. Hartana holds his MA in Ethnomusicology from the University of British Columbia and completed a PhD at the University of Victoria in the interdisciplinary program. He also directs and teaches gamelan with Victoria’s Busy Island Gamelan

Kathleen Hepburn

Term Lecturer: Film

E: khepburn@sfu.ca

Kathleen Hepburn is a writer/director based on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. Her debut feature, NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL, which Variety Magazine calls a "stoically broken hearted debut," premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017 and was awarded Best Canadian Film and Best Director by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle, as well as Special Jury Prize at the Dublin International Film Festival. It went on to be nominated for eight Canadian Screen Academy Awards including Best Picture. Her sophomore feature, THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN (co-written and co-directed by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers) premiered at Berlinale in 2019, was awarded the Grand Prix at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, an honourable mention for Best Canadian Feature at TIFF '19, and the Toronto Film Critics Association Rogers Best Canadian Feature Prize. The film won 3 Canadian Screen Awards, including Achievement in Directing and Original Screenplay, and is currently streaming on NETFLIX in the US. Hepburn is currently in development on a youth-focused crime drama series with co-creator Elizabeth Cairns and Sphere Media Plus, as well as her next feature project THE NARROW EDGE with Experimental Forest Films. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing, and a BFA in Film Production from the Universities of Guelph and Simon Fraser respectively.

experimentalforest.ca

Josh Hite

Sessional Instructor: Theatre Performance

E: jhiteecu@sfu.ca

Josh Hite works with video, animation, sound, and photography, often creating reorganized archives of particular spaces or behaviours, either through his own recordings or by appropriating content through sites like YouTube. Leaning more on an ethnography that acknowledges content as a driving force, his practice considers tactics for documentation as a determinant of eventual form, rather than using art historical or cultural references as structural assistants. Projects tend to query relationships between an experience and its location, the power dynamics at play, and the ways in which transitions and sequencing propel us through time.

Aryo Khakpour

Sessional Instructor: Theatre Performance

E: aryo_khakpour@sfu.ca

I am a multidisciplinary performer, director and dramaturg.

I hold a BFA in Theatre Performance from Simon Fraser University; and have been involved in multiple theatre, dance, video, and film productions in Vancouver. I cofounded The Biting School, which has been presented at The Firehall Arts Centre, The Dance Centre, Dance Days Victoria, Dancing on the Edge Festival, Dance in Vancouver, Vancouver International Dance Festival, PuSh International Festival, and Montreal Arts Interculturels.

In my work, I explore the dynamics of power, implications of ideologies, repetition of mythologies, and cultural adaptation. I am a feminist. I interrogate the patriarchy and its harmful effects on people. My practice is heavily physical and surrealistic; it deals with pain and pleasure; it is sex-positive; and it aims to queer the status quo. I was trained in devised practices of non-hierarchical collective creations. That is my favourite way of creating.

www.bitingschool.com

Lee Su-­Feh

Sessional Instructor: Theatre Performance

E: su-feh_lee@sfu.ca

Lee Su-Feh is Artistic Director of battery opera. How this happened involved: Childrens’ Theatre with Janet Pillai, traditional Malay and contemporary dance with Marion D’Cruz in Malaysia, contemporary dance with Lari Leong in Paris, contact improvisation with Peter BIngham in Vancouver; and many years of Chinese martial arts with infuriatingly exacting teachers. Before coming to Vancouver in 1988, she lived in Paris, London, Indonesia and Malaysia.  She speaks 6 languages badly. In 1998, she won the Prix de Jeune Auteur of the Rencontres Choregraphiques Internationales de Seine-St. Denis for her work Gecko Eats Fly. In theatre, Su-Feh has worked as a choreographer with directors such as Marc Diamond, Donna Spencer and most recently DD Kugler and Steven Hill. She has been nominated twice for a Jessie Award. In 2012, her solo work The Whole Beast won the BOH Cameronian Award for Outstanding Choreography in Malaysia. In 2013 and 2014, she was awarded the Isadora Award and the Lola Award respectively, by the Dance Centre in Vancouver, in recognition of her contribution to the dance milieu through her work as choreographer, dancer, teacher, dramaturge and all-around shit disturber. In 1995, she co-founded battery opera with David McIntosh with whom she has been collaborating ever since she saw him lying, bleeding, in Kota Baru in 1985.

Milton Lim

Sessional Instructor: Theatre Performance

E: mla41@sfu.ca

Milton Lim (he/him) is a digital media artist, game designer, and performance creator based in Vancouver, Canada: the traditional, unceded, and occupied territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

His research-based practice entwines publicly available data, interactive digital media, and gameful performance to create speculative visions and candid articulations of social capital. This line of inquiry aims to reconsider our repertoires of knowledge aggregation and political intervention in the contemporary context of big data and algorithmic culture. Often cheeky and audience/participant driven, his work challenges standard performance traditions including duration, linearity, and repeatability. Milton holds a BFA (Hons.) in theatre performance and psychology from Simon Fraser University.

He has created works for and performed in various international festivals and venues including PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (Vancouver), CanAsian Dance Festival (Toronto), Carrefour international de théâtre festival (Quebec City), IMPACT Festival (Kitchener), Seattle International Dance Festival, Risk/Reward Festival (Portland), Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires, artsdepot (London), Battersea Arts Centre (London), New Theatre Royal (Portsmouth), Strike a Light Festival (Gloucester), Hong Kong Arts Festival, soft/WALL/studs (Singapore), and Darwin Festival.

Recent performance credits include The Arts Club’s The Great Leap, Gateway Theatre’s King of the Yees at Canada's National Arts Centre, and Theatre Conspiracy’s award-winning immersive show: Foreign Radical at CanadaHub (Edinburgh Fringe). Milton's media artworks have been presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery, San Francisco State University, F-O-R-M, VIVO Media Arts Centre, and The New Gallery.

In 2016, he was awarded the Ray Michal Prize for Outstanding Body of Work at the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards.

He is a Co-Artistic Director of Hong Kong Exile, an Artistic Associate with Theatre Conspiracy, a key archivist with videocan, and one of the co-creators behind culturecapital: the performing arts economy trading card game.

He is currently an Explorer-in-Residence with The Theatre Centre (2020 - 2021), an Artist-in-Residence studying Artificial Intelligence with UKAI Projects, and a Sessional Instructor for Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts.

www.miltonlim.com

James Long

Sessional Instructor: Theatre Performance

E: james_long@sfu.ca

James Long Co-Artistic Directs Theatre Replacement with fellow artist Maiko Yamamoto. Recent freelance work outside the company includes Morko and its partner piece Loch — both site oriented performances created with visual artist and animator Cindy Mochizuki as well as directing King Arthur’s Night, a new incarnation of the King Arthur story as told by Niall McNeil and Marcus Youssef of Neworld Theatre. In addition to creating new works of performance for national and international audiences, James teaches performance, methods of creation and performance structures to established artists and students across Canada. He is a graduate of SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts and holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Studies, also from SFU. James is the recipient of the 2019 Siminovitch Prize in Directing, with Maiko Yamamoto.

theatrereplacement.org

Margarida Macieira

Sessional Instructor: Dance + Theatre Performance

E: mca277@sfu.ca

Margarida is a freelance dance artist, Gaga teacher, and event producer working primarily in London (UK), Tel Aviv (Israel), Lisbon (Portugal) and Canada.

As a dance artist, Margarida has performed with companies such as Gil Kerer Dance, Jean Abreu Dance, James Cousins Company and Company Chameleon. Since March 2018, in partnership with Nicolas Ventura, Margarida is co-director and production manager of Addo Platform, developing dance workshops and regular classes in Vancouver, Toronto and Lisbon. Meanwhile, she is also creating her own work as a choreographer and collaborator and enjoys delving into multidisciplinary projects. Born in Lisbon, Portugal,  she studied ballet, Graham technique, choreography and general Arts at Academia de Dança Contemporânea de Setúbal. In her last year of studies, she joined Quorum Ballet Company as an apprentice. In 2013, she moved to London to study at London Contemporary Dance School, graduating with a 1st BA (honors) in dance.

During 2018/2019, she undertook the Gaga Teacher Training program in Tel Aviv, Israel, supported by GDA Foundation in Portugal. The individualized program is under the artistic direction of Bosmat Nossan, Saar Harari, and Ohad Naharin.

www.addoplatform.com/margarida-macieira

Kenji Maeda

Sessional Instructor: Interdisciplinary

E: kenji_maeda@sfu.ca

In addition to his role at GVPTA, Kenji is the artsvest B.C. Program Manager at Business for the Arts, a sponsorship training program for arts and culture organizations across the province. He has had the opportunity to lead workshops and work with more than 150 arts and culture organizations to strategize private sector partnerships within the arts. Kenji is also a cultural and organizational development consultant who has worked with arts organizations, government, and educational institutions.  He was previously the Executive Director of DOXA Documentary Film Festival, has worked in film, TV, and theatre and is a Jessie Award recipient.

Stefan Maier

Term Lecturer: Music

E: stefan_maier@sfu.ca

Stefan Maier is an artist based in Vancouver, Canada. His compositions, installations, and performances, examine emergent and historical sound technologies. Highlighting material instability and unruliness, his work explores the flows of sonic matter through sound systems, instruments, software, and bodies, to uncover alternate modes of authorship and listening possible within specific technologically-mediated situations. Stefan works fluidly between contemporary classical music, sound art, experimental electronic music and installation. In 2017 he received a Mayor’s Art Award from the City of Vancouver and is a 2019 Macdowell Colony Fellow. He in a 2019 nominee for the Gaudeamus Prize in composition.

stefanmaier.studio

Image: Israel Seoane

Billy Marchenski

Sessional Instructor: Theatre Performance

E: william_marchenski@sfu.ca

Billy graduated from the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU. He has been performing in Vancouver for over 20 years in Indie Theatre and Contemporary dance. Billy was the recipient of the Sydney J Risk prize for his show, slowpoke, inspired by a visit to the Chernobyl Exclusion zone in 2011. He is a member of the Butoh group “gigamal.”

Will Meadows

Sessional Instructor: Film

E: will_meadows@sfu.ca

Senior Post Production Instructor at Vancouver Film School. Lead Audio Designer for 4 years with a professional website design team. Chief Engineer for 7 years in a commercial studio. Focus on creative sound manipulation with specific attention to quality. Experience with surround formats and mastering; music and sound design.

Gurp Sian

Sessional Instructor: Dance

E: gssian@sfu.ca

I am a Dancer, Musician, TV/Radio Host, Actor/Producer and the Executive Director of South Asian Arts Society. I’ve had the opportunity to participate in over a dozen international Bhangra competitions as a Bhangra dancer and play the Dhol drum at the JUNO Awards with Russell Peters and during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. I continue to teach Bhangra & Dhol to adults and children at my own studio and at festivals, schools and universities across BC. In September 2010, my business partner Raakhi Sinha and I taught North America’s first ever University accredited Bhangra dance class at Simon Fraser University.

My organization, South Asian Arts Society, also produces theatre and comedy dance dramas. In 2009, The Georgia Straight voted ‘Bollywood Wedding’ as the “Best Outdoor Interactive Theatre Event” of the year.

Aside from performing arts, I co-host a popular TV show called “Punjabi Vibes“, which addresses pressing issues in the South Asian community via comedy sketches. I am also a Radio Host/Producer and Punjabi Music Director at Spice Radio. Monday – Friday from 5-7pm, I co-host a live sports talk show called “Gopi & the Gora” with my co-host Eddy (aka The Big E). Tune in!

My latest endeavour is a global percussion group called Sticks n’ Skins.

Yi Xin Tong

Sessional Instructor: Visual Art

E: yi_xin_tong@sfu.ca

Born in 1988 in Lushan, China, Yi Xin Tong is currently a New York-based artist, musician, and amateur fisherman. He received his BFA from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver in 2012 and MFA from New York University in 2014. Tong uses sculpture, installation, web project, video, and sound to create poetic and seemingly innocuous work to allude to the contradictions in life and to express dissent. His experience living on the outskirts of New York City led him to a long-term multimedia fishing project that challenges the iconic image of that city as the pinnacle of human civilization.

Recent solo exhibitions include NARS Foundation, Vanguard Gallery, Katzman Contemporary, group exhibitions include Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, MOCA Shanghai, CAFA Art Museum, Long March Space, Alyssa Davis Gallery, Chambers Fine Art, and Hanart TZ Gallery. Tong has received a Canada Council for the Arts Project Grant and Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarsh

tongyixin.com

Megan Walker-Straight

Term Lecturer: Dance

E: mwalkers@sfu.ca

Dancer and artist Megan Walker Straight was one of the few original cast members of The Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 1980-1986. She had the opportunity to work alongside Merce himself, performing in multiple pieces, furthering her understanding of dance. She also danced with many prestigious dance companies in New York City, including Kenneth King, Douglas Dunn, and Lucinda Childs (“Merce Cunningham Trust”).

Neil Wedman

Sessional Instructor: Visual Art

E: nwedman@sfu.ca

Neil Wedman was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1954. Making paintings stands at the core of thirty years of studio practice, but he has devoted almost equal attention to producing drawings and works on paper including print editions, book-works and photographs. He has also made a number of short films and musical recordings although not many of the latter.

He lives and works in Vancouver and is represented there by the Equinox Gallery.

www.neilwedman.com

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Sessional Instructors & Lecturers

Teaching Assistants / Tutor Markers

Mozdeh Bashirian | TA | 2/316 | mba136@sfu.ca

Jean Brazeau | TA | 2/440 | jbrazeau@sfu.ca

Torien Cafferata | TA | 453 | tcc25@sfu.ca

Alexandra Caprara | TA | 253, 470 | aca287@sfu.ca

Emily Clarke | TA | 104 OLC | eca114@sfu.ca

Kittie Cooper | TA | 145, 149, 2/3/445 | cjcooper@sfu.ca

Karla Desentis Rodriguez | TA | 370 | kdesenti@sfu.ca

Mena El Shazly | TA | 135 | mme3@sfu.ca

Tin Gamboa | TA | 326(7) | tgamboa@sfu.ca

Kourosh Ghamsari-Esfahani | TM | 386 | kghamsar@sfu.ca

Aakansha Ghosh | TA | 257W | aga84@sfu.ca

Matthew Horrigan | TA | 104 OLC | mhorriga@sfu.ca

Faune Ibarra Torres | TA | 135 | fybarra@sfu.ca

Somayeh Khakshoor | TA | 130 | somayehk@sfu.ca

Homa Khosravi Jelodar | TA | 260, 460 | hka146@sfu.ca

Kathryn Kozak | TA | 149 | ksk5@sfu.ca

William Latham | TA | 136 | wla189@sfu.ca

Tamara Lee | TA | 136 | tel3@sfu.ca

Doaa Mohamed | TA | 136, 186 | dmm16@sfu.ca

Simon Overstall | TA | 140 OLC | sloverst@sfu.ca

Jami Reimer | TA | 149 | jamir@sfu.ca

Andrea Rideout | TA | 170 | ajr25@sfu.ca

Olumoroti Soji-George | TA | 186 | osojigeo@sfu.ca

Antonina Stoiber | TA | 117 | asa395@sfu.ca

Daisy Thompson | TA | 127 | daisyt@sfu.ca

Matthew Toffoletto | TA | 142 OLC | mpt6@sfu.ca

Alexandra Tsay | TA | 210W | ata112@sfu.ca

Emira Ugun | TA | 186, 341 | emira_ugun@sfu.ca

Olivia Valenza | TA | 142 OLC | ovalenza@sfu.ca

Douglas Watt | TA | 135 | dgw5@sfu.ca

Katayoon Yousefbigloo | TA | 2/369 | kya11@sfu.ca

Shervin Zarkalam | TA | 285 | sza172@sfu.ca

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