The idea for MultiplicityTO originated from a conversation amongst friends over ramen, and became an online publication exploring the identities and work of young Toronto artists.
We define multiplicity as living, working, and being in more than one form. Through acknowledging multiplicity, we challenge the ideas of binaries and absolutes.
We transgress and traverse boundaries related to our identities, which consists of intersections, and of one's practice, which may cross over and combine many
We all consist of multiples. We are not one, but are many. We exist in multiplicity.
MultiplicityTO was founded on the grounds of Humber College Lakeshore located in Adoobiigok, known as the “Place of the Black Alders” in the Ojibwe Anishinaabe language. This publication honours this land and the ancestry who have previously inhabited this territory. MultiplicityTO is privileged to have been created on this land, which gave its time and resources
The city of Toronto is within the 'Dish With One Spoon Territory’. A Wampum belt treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee people bounded to share the territory and protect the land. We acknowledge that this territory is in rightful claim of these peoples, where subsequent Indigenous Nations and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace and companionship. Toronto is home for us and still home to these indigenous nations; as we seek to tribute the land for future generations.
Anne Amores is an artist and arts manager from the Philippines. Her work examines the ever-shifting nature of consciousness and human relationships through the lens of her lived experiences. She lives in multiplicity through a morphing sense of self and understanding of her own identity.
John del Rosario is a recent grad of OCAD University and holds a BFA in Sculpture and Installation. He also has a diploma in Culinary Management which he has used to draw inspiration in recontextualizing food as an artistic medium along with his affinity for nature. John continues to draw from his experiences in both the culinary world and the visual arts community in his new path as an Arts Administrator. John was born in the Philippines and is of Spanish, Chinese and Filipino descent. Having immigrated to Canada as an infant, he lives in multiplicity through various cultural influences and considers his own personal history and narrative as key to shaping his identity.
Jordana Green is an arts administrator and graduate of Queen’s University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History with a minor in English Language and Literature. As a mixed race Filipino-Canadian, she has always lived in multiplicity, straddling two worlds and belonging to neither. She strives to transgress these boundaries and create meaningful connections between herself and those around her through her work.
Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Zeppa is a creative professional living and working in Toronto. She graduated at Western University in London, Ontario with a Bachelor’s degree in History and English Literature. She is a creative writer, self-proclaimed curator of Spotify playlists and a starburst enthusiast, with a passion for using the arts to generate equity and accessibility for all. She lives in multiplicity through existing in multiple worlds or forms, whether that be her biracial experience or community discourse as a Scarborough resident.
Roxanne Fernandes is an Art Administrator and Art History/Film Studies grad. An aspiring curator and programmer, she has a special interest in the use of contemporary film and photography in order to tell stories and conceptually examine her own cultural queries. She lives in multiplicity through the act of viewing a lack of personal cultural representation and letting it fuel her search for a sense of community.
Sophie has a BFA in Art Education from Concordia University and hopes to use her education to empower and engage communities as an art administrator through programming. She is a multidisciplinary artist, self proclaimed hip hop head and proud Hamilton. She is interested in exploring spatial theory, the human form and in using hip hop as a tool for art education as a way to empower marginalized communities. Sophie lives in multiplicity through the cultural exchange of sharing stories and experiences with other multi-identifying individuals and is interested in exploring what multiplicity means to other artists in her own, surrounding and connecting communities.