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Christie Pearson is an artist, writer, and architect who has helped design a number of award-winning buildings and public spaces. Her participatory events and installations explore the intersections of artistic disciplines, seeking to amplify our bodies’ relation to our natural and constructed environments. Expressions of private life in public spaces link solo and group work in Toronto and Tokyo. The city is the context for spatial, political, and sensual artworks that draw people into public spaces for collective play and consciousness-raising. Projects have been featured in Canadian Architect and Mix magazines, Alphabet City, web sites Anti-loft, Spacing, and Samplesize, and presented at the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

Sandra Rechico is an installation artist who lives and works in Toronto , Canada . Her work has been exhibited across Canada and abroad. Exhibitions have been featured in Canadian Art Magazine, Parachute and Flash Art International . Within the last five years she has had a residency and exhibition at The Institute of Modern Art in Australia and two projects in Holland . Rechico has long been active in the Toronto Art community through her involvement with Open Studio, Mercer Union and as the co-founder and past-president of the Red Head Gallery. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph .

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