Board Members & Facilitators
Morris Fox co-founded the Roundtable Residency in 2013 with Brandon Dalmer after many conversations about the scarcity of free art spaces for emerging artists within the city of Toronto. A multidisciplinary visual artist and poet currently pursuing his MFA, Morris Fox's work explores his art as a locus of strange meetings, encountering the supernatural, synaesthetic experience, bodily fluids and contagion as mutated in artistic media. Academically, he intends pursuit of ideas as viral form, a forum of death.
"This "necropastoral" conceptual model is a charnel house of information that pulses through the contemporary, a rich and filthy mass of quivering, time-scarred, fleshy, chitinous material which would be mined my practice. In place of the individual project, the one-man show, the delimited and completed, I see my work opening the borders between living and dead, between the completed work as thing in itself/art object and work in progress. I want to embrace both the artwork and the artist as doubled, the artwork both objective and subjective, the artist both as common individual and as infernal twin."
Brandon Dalmer (b. 1984) is a multimedia video and installation artist, and occasional curator living in Toronto, ON. He holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design, and has participated in a number of exhibitions and residencies across Canada. He has also been involved in a number of artist-run organizations aimed at the incubation of emerging artists; such as The New Gallery, The Whitehouse, 811, The Roundtable Residency, and M:ST. As well as being one of the founders of the 809 Gallery in Calgary which met its glorious end in the culmination of Wreck City- an eight day long installation project that saw over 10,000 attendees.
His painting work explores the way images are made, and the relationship humans have with expanding technology as it continues to evolve and replace our responsibilities, decision making and careers.
While his installation work focuses on narrative through the language of film, science, decaying memory, and Illusion. Combining elements of miniature, optics, and projection mapping techniques to create abstract sequential narratives that force the viewer into considering a larger narrative.
Richard Williams is a contemporary, New Media artist operating out of Toronto. His practice is centred around Global Capitalism, looking specifically at themes such as precarity, Neoliberal ideology, capitalist intersections with information technology, and the evolving ways in which time and place are understood in a globalized world. His work often takes on the form of active processes, making use of existing infrastructures to either expand or frustrate viewers' understandings of the systems they interact with. Drawing heavily upon contemporary theory as the backbone to his work, he makes use of both digital and physical systems with a focus in conceptually driven web art and site-dependent installation.
More recently, he has begun to expand his practice to include works which address his own experiences with economic precarity.
Sam Roberts is an artist and writer living and working in the downtown area. His work often critiques institutional systems by using comedy and failure to expose the massive holes in the operation of those institutions.
Roberts’ graduated from OCAD University in 2016 with a BFA in Drawing and Painting and a minor in Integrated Media. In his artwork he generally uses painting, installation, projection, and interactive programming. In his writing, he often uses words.
Maximilian Suillerot is a queer multi-media artist holding French and Mexican nationalities, currently living and working in Toronto. Born and raised in Mexico City, Maximilian began their artistic training in Paris (France) at Les ARCADES. They continued their studies at the University of Toronto where they obtained a B.A (Hons) specializing in Visual Art Studies.
In their practice, Maximilian plays with concepts that encompass the duality of presence and absence in queer settings. They are concerned with psychological processes, as well as the limits of intimacy. The notion of memory is questioned and put to the test. Grief and fiction meld with aspects of personal narrative to reveal a comical discomfort and rituals are created as coping mechanisms to deal with life. Throughout their work, the reality of uncertainty is exposed, and all of its consequences are accepted.
Theresa Wang is a curator, writer, and researcher. Her interdisciplinary work bridges theory and practice across moving image, new media, and text. She is interested in relationality and mutability, semantic rearrangements, and destabilizing systems of power. Her writing has appeared in publications including C Magazine, ArtAsiaPacific, and Comparative Media Arts Journal. She is currently Assistant Curator at Oakville Galleries.
Angel Callander is an emerging writer and curator from the Niagara region, currently based in Toronto. She holds a BA in Art History and German Studies from the University of Guelph and an MA in Art History and Visual Culture from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Since 2009, she has worked with public institutions and artist-run-centres in Canada and Germany, including the Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Guelph, Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanian, and currently the Power Plant. Her work touches on many themes that appear disparate at first, exposing instead their interdependence and relationship to art and culture. She is primarily interested in drawing connections between abjection, cybernetics, posthumanism, materialist feminism, neoliberalism and surveillance politics, as well as post-colonial and architectural theory.
Dallas Fellini is an emerging writer, artist and arts administrator living and working in Toronto. They are a recent graduate of OCAD University and are the 2019 recipient of the medal in Visual and Critical Studies.
In their artistic practice, they create work that exists at the crossroads of language and image, exploring the grey area between text and image as well as the grey areas in our conceptions of gender. Their research and writing as of late has focused on topics such as anonymity, graffiti, popular culture and dance. Dallas’s writing has been published in the Journal of Curatorial Studies, the Journal of Visual & Critical Studies and Sophomore Magazine.