TAMARA TOLEDO, Director/Curator is a Chilean-born Toronto-based curator, arts administrator and visual artist. Toledo is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design in Drawing and Painting and holds an MFA from York University. She is co-founder of the Allende Arts Festival and of LACAP. Tamara has exhibited her work in public and private galleries in Toronto and abroad. She is recipient of several grants and awards in recognition of her artistic merit. Her career as a curator began when she received a 2007-2008 Canada Council for the Arts curatorial residency at A Space Gallery. Since then, she has curated several exhibitions and has been programming the Latin American Speakers Series bringing over 15 internationally renowned contemporary artists and curators to Toronto. In the interim she spent three years working at Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art as Public Programs Manager and Productions Manager of Prefix Photo. Toledo has presented her work at various conferences such as: Performing Feminist Motherhood (New York), Memory and Migration (UBC, Vancouver) and Critical Dialogues: Cross Cultural Perspectives on Curating and Artistic Practice (Toronto) and has written articles on Latin American art for ARM Journal, C Magazine and Fuse Magazine.