• A Festival of Ideas
  • January to May 2022
  • Guelph

2022 Presenters

Alex Pentek has created over 30 large scale public realm works around the world, as well as temporary gallery installations using folded paper. Exploring ideas of interconnectedness and critical public agency, he is currently studying for an MFA at the…

Alexandra Gelis is a Colombian-Venezuelan media artist based in Toronto with a background in visual arts. She is a PhD candidate in Environmental Studies at York University, and holds an MFA degree from the same university. Her work predominantly involves…

Jo SiMalaya Alcampo (pronouns: they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist born in Manila the capital of the Philippines and raised in Malvern in the heart of Scarborough.  They currently live in Toronto on the traditional territories of the Wyandot, the Petun,…

Laakkuluk, a Greenlandic Inuk, uses uaajeerneq (Greenlandic mask dancing), poetry, theatre and performance art to tackle topics ranging from colonization, sexuality, intergenerational strength, fear, boundaries, and love. Laakkuluk is currently long-listed for the 2021 Sobey Art Prize. Previously she was…

Lisa Hirmer is an interdisciplinary artist who works across visual media, social practice, performance and occasionally writing. She is primarily concerned with collective relationships: that which exists between things, rather than simply within them—particularly in relation to collective beliefs and…

Matthew Stadler is a novelist (Landscape: Memory, Allan Stein, Chloe Jarren’s La Cucaracha, and others) and essayist. He was the literary editor of Nest magazine and a co-founder of Publication Studio, where he now edits the Fellow Travelers Series. He…

Peter Schuler is an Elder of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation of the Anishnaabek Peoples.

Simon(e) van Saarloos is a writer and philosopher from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. They published several books in Dutch including Ik deug / deug niet, De vrouw die, and Enz. Het Wildersproces. In her 2015 book Het monogame drama (English edition…

Taqralik Partridge is a textile artist, writer, and spoken word poet originally from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. She is currently based in Guovdageaidnu, Sápmi, Norway.