Throughout its 20-year history, Gendai has supported experimental curatorial and organizational practices. Originally founded as Gendai Gallery, the organization created space for East Asian artists and artists of colour.
As the new stewards of Gendai, Marsya Maharani and Petrina Ng are building upon the organization’s legacy of decentering whiteness by investing in the future of BIPOC arts leadership through collective research and practice.
With research interests expanding from issues of decolonization, collective values, working conditions, alternative governance, and radical allyship, Petrina and Marsya are informed by their roles and responsibilities as racialized settlers and uninvited guests working and learning on Turtle Island.
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Gendai's work and research is inspired by and builds upon the labour of many collaborators, dreamers, allies, and activists. This list is ongoing and non-exhaustive.
Thank you to Abedar Kamgari, Alexandra Hong, Alize Zorlutuna, Amandeep Malhi, Annie Wong, Anu Radha Verma, Astria Suparak, BAM Collective, Basic Income: An Artists' Commission, Bump TV, Daniella Sanader, Durable Good, Emma Steen, Emily Cook, Eva Verity, Farihah Shah, Fatma Hendawy, Friends of Chinatown Toronto, Geneviève Wallen, Glory Hole Gallery, Gudskul, Haema Sivanesan, Hannah Somers, Indu Vashist, Jasmine Mander, Jeannie Kim, Joshua Vettivelu, Lan "Florence" Yee, Lisa Myers, Macy Siu, Make or Break, Making Space, Marina Fathalla, MICE Magazine, Museum Professionals of Colour, Nadia Bello, Noa Bronstein, Patricia Ritacca, Peter Rahul, Rea McNamara, Rice Water Collective, Sanaa Humayun, Sandy Saad-Smith, Sameer Farooq, Simranpreet Anand, Souped Up, Suzanne Carte, Su-Ying Lee, Tea Base, Tian Zhang, Whippersnapper Gallery, Xpace Cultural Centre, Yao Collaborative, Yolkless Press, Younger Than Beyonce, Zinnia Naqvi + more.