Ingrid Jones is a Toronto-based independent curator, multidisciplinary artist and creative director of West Indian descent. Her 20-year background in design and direction is the foundation for her curatorial practice that utilizes installation, new media and collaborative projects to reflect the impact of marginalization, memory and intersectionality on the BIPOC body.
Her initiatives include; Poor But Sexy (2009-2012), an independent print publication featuring contemporary artists, filmmakers and musicians. Mutti - a young, grassroots project space that initiates exhibitions and collaborative projects in Toronto. And DEALR, in which artists of various mediums are blind paired to create a series of interdisciplinary pieces on a theme. As part of her initiatives, Ingrid facilitates cross-platform discussions, exhibitions, visual challenges and limited editions to explore the permutations of creativity and discourse.
Ingrid received invitations to develop Master Classes and lectures for Sheridan College and Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly X) on best practices in photography and art direction and the lasting impact of art movements in correlation to political and sociological events. She has also received grants, awards, and recognition from the Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, The Design Exchange and The Toronto Short Film Festival. Her collaborative work has appeared in Computer Arts Projects UK, Vice Berlin, Stack Printout, The Huffington Post, National Geographic, Globe Style, Fotografie and more.www.seed9photography.com/art