Join us for Myseum Connects: Get with the Program, a free networking event in partnership with the Centre for Social Innovation, for emerging professionals looking to learn from and connect with some of Toronto’s key arts, culture & heritage programmers.
This event will kick-off with a panel discussion moderated by artist and writer Annie Wong. Panelists include: The Bentway’s Programming Director Ilana Altman, Toronto Public Library Cultural Events Producer Jorge Amigo, and the Aga Khan Museum’s Director of Collections and Public Programs, Ulrike Al Khamis.
The panel discussion will be followed by a chance to chat and network with the panelists, along with an array of arts & culture representatives from various corners of this city.
Annie is a multidisciplinary artist and writer. Her current research focuses on BIPOC feminist anger and diasporic hauntologies. Wong has presented work nationally, including at The Gardner Museum (Toronto, ON), the Art Gallery of Ontario, and Third Space (Saint John, NB) and has been in various residencies including the Power Plant’s Power Youth AIR.
Ilana is a cultural planner and designer who has a background in art and architecture. Prior to joining The Bentway team, Ilana worked for a number of notable design firms including Studio Daniel Libeskind and Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York and KPMB Architects in Toronto. She has led the curation and design of exhibitions and installations at the SFMOMA, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Additionally, she has worked closely with artists to realize public art installations for Toronto’s Nuit Blanche.
Jorge left the volcanoes of Mexico City in 2007 and settled in Vancouver, where he studied an undergrad and masters in political science at the University of British Columbia. He spent ten years on the west coast, working in brand and digital strategy for non-profits and Canadian startups, including as director of engagement for the celebrated journalism organization, National Observer. In 2012 Jorge created a popular social initiative called #bemyamigo to help reduce loneliness and social isolation in Vancouver.
Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis
Dr. Al-Khamis has over 20 years of experience as a curator and senior advisor for museum and cultural projects, working with institutions including the National Museums of Scotland and Glasgow. More recently Ulrike served as Co-Director at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization as well as Senior Strategic Advisor to the Sharjah Museums Department in the United Arab Emirates.
Myseum Connects: Get With The Program
Centre for Social Innovation
192 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2