Meet the 2023 Jury
Cheryl Sim is an artist and Managing Director/Curator at the PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art. Recent curatorial work includes exhibitions with Stan Douglas and Yayoi Kusama and the group show RELATIONS: Diaspora & Painting. Her book Wearing the Cheongsam: Dress and Culture in a Chinese Diaspora was published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2019.
Photo Credit: Guillaume Simoneau
Anjli Patel is a lawyer in Toronto whose collection focuses on contemporary artists of the South Asian diaspora. She and her husband began collecting in 2010 and have acquired nearly 90 works. They consider collecting to be a form of seva — a Sanskrit and Punjabi word meaning "service" — because it directly impacts artists.
Staunton Bowen is a Member of the International Society of Appraisers and a passionate collector of art. He currently splits his time between Canada and Europe.
Natalie MacNamara is the Principal Curator & Creative Director of NAMARA, a curatorial firm supporting art + business collaborations. Most recently, Natalie launched NAMARA Project Space, a venue for experimentation with and presentation of curatorial work. She is also a member of the Toronto Biennial of Art board of directors. She resides in Toronto with her small family.
Margot Ross is a curator, gallerist, producer and art management consultant with nearly two decades of experience. Working with artists in a multitude of disciplines, she has overseen a diverse array of projects - art exhibitions, multi-media installations, events, and book projects focusing on contemporary art – across Canada, the US and Europe. Margot is based in Los Angeles.