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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors perform a critical role of guiding, governing, and broadening the gallery’s operations. Gallery TPW’s Board is primarily composed of artists and curators as well as professionals providing expertise in finance, human resources, and communications. Over the past 40+ years, TPW has been fortunate to count some of Toronto’s most prominent artists and curators as members.

The Board meets approximately every other month and hosts the Annual General Meeting.

Rachel Boyle (President) is an independent art advisor based in Toronto. Most recently she was the curatorial director of the New York–based Pace Gallery where she managed numerous exhibitions and supported many of the gallery's leading artists and estates. Rachel, who has collaborated on several fine arts publications, has more than 20 years of experience working with artists and cultural institutions worldwide.

Maria Kanellopoulos (Treasurer) is an arts professional based in Toronto, with experience in collections management, curatorial practice and research, and exhibitions and public programming. Her research focus includes the transformative capacities that photography, archives, and contemporary art provide in creating spaces for underrepresented artists and their histories.

​​Camille Rojas (Secretary) is a multidisciplinary artist working with film, photography and dance. Her work uses movement as the primary vehicle to dissect ideas and emotions. Recent interests include art economics, stock market drama and computer vision science.

Steven Beckly is a Chinese-Canadian photographic artist residing in Tkaronto/Toronto. Beckly’s work has been featured in exhibitions at Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto; the Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto, Scarborough; Stride Gallery, Calgary; Remai Modern, Saskatoon; the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal; and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

​Christina De Marchi is an independent art advisor and development professional based in Toronto.

​Aisha Green has over 15 years of experience working with a range of nonprofit, arts, and community-based organizations committed to social justice. She is currently the Operations/Office Manager at Justice for Children and Youth—a community legal aid clinic and childrens’ rights organization. 

Natalie MacLean is a Senior Consultant on the Organization and Strategy Team at Lord CulturalResources. She uses her research and analytical skills to provide clients with important data andanalysis, leading to practical and actionable solutions. Her expertise in Digital Strategy helpsorganizations connect with and inspire audiences across multiple platforms. Natalie holds a BFAfrom the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, a MA in Art History from York University,and an MBA specializing in Arts, Media, & Entertainment Management from the Schulich Schoolof Business. Her graduate research focused on the impact of social media use on visitorexperience in museums and galleries. Previously, Natalie worked as a curator at Wreck City, anindependent arts organization in Calgary, Alberta that organizes art events in underutilizedurban spaces. She has also worked as a co-director of Pith Gallery and Studios, an arts hubfocused on providing resources to emerging artists.

Zinnia Naqvi (she/her) is a lens-based artist working in Tkaronto/Toronto, Canada. Her work
examines issues of colonialism, cultural translation, language, and gender through the use of
photography, video, the written word, and archival material. Recent projects have included
archival and re-staged images, experimental documentary films, video installations, graphic
design, and elaborate still-lives. Her artworks often invite the viewer to consider the position of
the artist and the spectator, as well as analyze the complex social dynamics that unfold in front
of the camera. Naqvi’s work has been shown across Canada and internationally. She is a 2022 Fall
Flaherty/Colgate Distinguished Global Filmmaker in Residence and recipient of the 2019 New
Generation Photography Award organized by the National Gallery of Canada. Naqvi is member
of EMILIA-AMALIA Working Group, an intergenerational feminist collective. Naqvi received a
BFA in Photography Studies from Toronto Metropolitan University and an MFA in Studio Arts
from Concordia University. She is currently a sessional lecturer at the University of Toronto and
Toronto Metropolitan University.

Rachel Wine is a freelance Director of Photography and Cultural Producer. Her current clients
include Maclean’s, Toronto Life and Stephen Bulger Gallery. She has held positions at The Globe
and Mail
, with a focus on long form documentary projects and the lifestyle publications, Globe
Pursuits
and Globe Style Advisor, and Air Canada's enRoute Magazine, and Canadian Business. She is an independent curator who lectures, writes, and consults on photography.

Kate Wong is a curator and writer. With over 10 years' experience, she has held curatorial positions at Serpentine Galleries, V.O Curations and the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, where she currently serves. In these positions and as a director at Sadie Coles HQ, Wong has worked on ambitious projects with artists including Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Roscoe Mitchell and Sarah Lucas. She is the founder of low theory, a contributing writer for frieze and AnOther Mag, and has written for numerous other publications including TANK Magazine and Yishu Journal. Wong has taught as part of the Sandberg Instituut and University of the Underground’s New Politics and Afrofuturism Master’s programme, and has been an invited speaker at Tate Modern and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

Mimi Joh-Carnella, art historian, writer, professor at OCAD University, Chair, Partners In Art​​​

Sophie Hackett, Curator of Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario, former Board Chair of Gallery TPW

Dr. Gaëlle Morel, Exhibitions Curator, The Image Centre​

Craig D'Arville, Co-founder, FFOTO.com

Sarah Aranha, museum and education consultant  

Hiba Abdallah, artist and educator, former Board Chair of Gallery TPW 

Liz Ikiriko, Curator, Collections and Art in Public Spaces, Art Museum

Solana Cain, Photo Editor, The Globe & Mail

Magdalyn Asimakis, curator, Executive Director, Images Festival, former Board Chair of Gallery TPW

Masaki Kondo, Social Media and Marketing Manager, Hot Docs

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