Sayuri Chetti, panelist, was born in South Africa, did her BFA at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, and is finally back in Toronto after being away for 6 years. Chetti is back in a studio on Wade Ave - continuing her practice as an artist, focusing on sculpture.

Clint Roenisch, panelist, opened his gallery in 2003. He represents a diverse roster of artists across several generations who work with photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, film and installation.

Jess Carroll, moderator, a former student of Art History at Concordia University in Montreal, Carroll is a Toronto-based curator, writer, and director of AC Repair Co - a fledgling commercial gallery on Dupont.

Mia Nielsen, panelist, is a curator, arts administrator, and the head of cultural programming at The Drake Hotel for the past 9 years. Nielsen has a diverse exhibition history developing shows for traditional art galleries and art fairs, and her expertise lies in contemporary art practices, supported by a solid foundation in historical art.

Monique Whittaker, panelist, graduated from Concordia with a double major in art history and painting, and completed her graduate studies in art conservation with a specialization in painting in Florence Italy. Whittaker currently works as a conservator for Toronto Art Restoration, specializing in paintings, contemporary art and architectural arts.

Nadine Mosallam, panelist, is a Dubai born artist and designer, now living and working in Toronto. Mosallam is currently studying Fashion Design at Ryerson and working at Vejas.

NOW OPEN took place and was generously supported by Soho House Toronto.
NOW OPEN Talk + Tour - a series aimed at creating conversation and dispelling myths around an industry.
Vol. 1 focuses on the art world and its various markets, as well as collecting, conservation and curatorial practices.
Now Open: Vol I
October 24, 2016
Panel Discussion
Soho House Toronto
100 attended