Dr. Laura U. Marks
Dr. Marks is a is a media scholar, programmer and founder of the Small File Media Festival.
She teaches in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University where she works on media art and philosophy with an intercultural focus, and on small-footprint media.
Dr. Radek Przedpełski
Radek Przedpełski is lecturer in media studies and visual culture at Trinity College Dublin. He has a background in digital media and sound design. Radek is also a migrant artist working in sound, photography and video
Image: Migrant Since 2006. Image by Anna Zielenkiewicz. Glitch Art by Domenico Barra.
Originally from Oaxaca and Mexico City, Faune Ybarra is an MFA candidate at Simon Fraser University where her research/practice focuses on the interrelation of displacement and “diasporic gestures”.
Joey is a visual storyteller and media archeologist backed by an MA in Comparative Media Arts from the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts (2022). His research focused on forbidden broadcast mediums including pirate radio and television and his practice focuses on the use of outdated media tools to aid in social change against a digital age.
Sophia Biedka is an independent media-artist of settler descent working on the unceded, ancestral lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nations, with a BFA in Film Production from Simon Fraser University.
Her work challenges the boundaries between traditional and ethnographic documentary by exploring the cinematic experience of place and knowledge, centered around environmental and cultural issues.
Mena El Shazly
Mena El Shazly’s (b. Cairo) work is grounded in video but encompasses embroidery and sculpture. Her practice is concerned with entropy, bodies and (light)-sensitive surfaces that carry knowledge and memory. She studied performing and visual arts at the American University in Cairo and is a former fellow of the Home Workspace Program at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut. El Shazly also has a well-established curatorial practice and has organized several video art events and workshops. She is the current Artistic Director of Cairo Video Festival for video art and experimental film organized by Medrar for Contemporary Art.