Images Welcomes Samantha, Roxanne, Karina, and Aaron

Posted on Jan 21, 2020

We are pleased to announce new members to our team for the 33rd Images Festival (April 16-22, 2020).

Welcome, Samantha Chater (Publicist), Roxanne Fernandes (Guest Services Coordinator), Karina Iskandarsjah (Programming Assistant), and Aaron Moore (Programming Coordinator)!

Samantha Chater is a publicity and promotions expert based in Toronto, Canada. Prior to Images, she worked for a number of cultural institutions and not-for-profits from Australia to Canada, including ACMI, the AGO, and TIFF. She has executed publicity and promotional campaigns for a number of theatrical releases across Canada including The Stairs (2016), How Heavy This Hammer (2016), Maison du Bonheur (2017), Fausto (2019), Anne at 13,000 ft (2019) to name a few.

Roxanne Fernandes (she/her) is an Arts Administrator working in Toronto, having previously earned a BA in Art History and Film Studies from the University of Toronto and an Arts Administration and Cultural Management Post-Graduate Certificate at Humber. Roxanne’s aspirations lie in programming and curation with a focus on experimental media work, pedagogy, and community and artist-led activations. Previous stints include the group curation of the online artist publication MultiplicityTO, Toronto Biennial of Art, the Toronto International Film Festival, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Feminist Art Collective.

Karina Iskandarsjah is an Indonesian visual artist and curator from Singapore whose work explores non-dominant histories, hybridity, intersectionality, and the experience of geographically displaced individuals. She holds a BFA from Goldsmiths University and an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University. Karina is currently the Programming Assistant at Images Festival, Programming & Outreach Assistant at Trinity Square Video, and part of the collective that runs Glory Hole Gallery for 2SLGBTQ+ artists.

Aaron Moore is a Northern Irish-born artist currently based in Toronto, Canada. His use of aesthetics aims to convince viewers to abandon or suspend their preconceived methods of engaging with images in order to explore how ideas around violence, war, and systems of oppression are conceptualized publicly. Through presenting gestures, objects, and images which de-concretize our view of reality, he aims to unhinge colonial and imperial modes of understanding. He graduated from OCAD University in 2017 after being awarded the OCAD University Photography Medal, and is currently the Programming Coordinator at Images Festival.

Image: (Left to Right) Roxanne Fernandes, Aaron Moore, Karina Iskandarsjah, and Samantha Chater.