The Collective

The 4:3 Collective formed in response to a dearth of sustained engagement with the vicissitudes, vagaries, and victories of contemporary media arts practice. Our members’ backgrounds are varied: we are cultural workers, students, writers, curators, artists, editors, critics, and activists. We are united by a shared fascination with and commitment to moving image practices and practitioners.

Current members: Marina Fathalla, Amy Fung, Esmé Hogeveen, Caroline Ivey, Yaniya Lee and Safia Siad

Amy Fung is a writer, researcher and curator born in Kowloon, Hong Kong, and currently based in Toronto, Canada. She received her Masters in English and Film Studies from the University of Alberta in 2009 with a specialization in criticism, poetics, and the moving image. Her writings can be found in print and online publications such as Canadian Art, Art Papers, C Magazine, and Frieze, among many more since 2002. Most recently, Fung held the position of Artistic Director of IMAGES Festival, Toronto between 2015 – 2017. She is a co-founder of MICE Magazine and has served on numerous boards and juries across the country. She is currently writing her first book on Canadian art forthcoming 2018.

Esmé Hogeveen is a reader, writer, and editor based in Toronto. She’s currently a PhD candidate in the Art History and Visual Culture department at York University, and has previously studied at the University of King’s College (BA), the Pacific Northwest College of Art (MA), and the School of Criticism and Theory program at Cornell University. Her interests include auto-theory and ficto-criticism, cyberfeminism, and alternative pedagogies. She's trying to write a novella about prudishness in the 21st century.

Yaniya Lee is a Toronto-based writer, editor and scholar. Lee was previously on the editorial advisory committees for Fuse and C Magazine. She is a member of the We Curate, We Critique collective and  the EMILIA-AMALIA working group, the latter of which was artist-in-residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario in the summer of 2017. She was a 2015-2016 curatorial fellow at Vtape and she was selected to participate in the 2017 Banff Research in Culture: Year 2067 residency. In the fall of 2017 she organized a series of public conversations with Black Canadian artists alongside Cauleen Smith, Jerome Havre and Camille Turner’s “Triangle Trade” exhibition at Gallery TPW. She is the 2017-2018 writer-in-residence at Gallery 44 and currently works as associate editor at Canadian Art magazine.

Safia Siad is a writer, artist, and curator. Themes of joy, loving as resistance, exile, liberation, hope, and radical self-care inform her work. Having spent the last four years at the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, she is forging on a path that will allow her to create space(s) for those who rarely get to see or hear themselves in media. She currently resides in Toronto.

Founding and past members: Gina Badger, Christina Battle, Scott Miller Berry, Jaclyn Bruneau, Jesse Cumming, Ben Donoghue, Amy Fung, Onyeka Igwe, Yaniya Lee, Esery Mondesir, and cheyanne turions