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Hello Veronica and welcome to WomenCinemakers: we would like to introduce you to our readers with a couple of questions regarding your background. You have a solid formal training: you hold a BFA in Studio Arts / Intermedia Cyberarts, conferred with Distinction, from Concordia University, MontrĂŠal and you also studied at the University College Cork, Ireland: how did these experiences influence your evolution as an artist? Moreover, does your cultural background address your artistic research? Hey! It is so great to be here. Thanks so much for having me. My experience within the education system has without a doubt greatly informed who I am today as an artist, who I am today as a person. At Concordia University, I was fortunate enough to enrol in a program that was flexible, unlike most Fine Art curricula that are still medium-based and predetermined. My broader than usual major: Studio Arts allowed me to venture into multiple courses, mediums and inquiries that derailed from a standard art production program. Throughout my degree, I was able to curate my academic experience by branching out into documentary history and theory, critical art history, applied ethics, community theatre, social architecture as well as in queer and race studies. These fields of inquiry combined to studio courses allowed me to grasp what it is I wanted to put forward into the world. It is during these defining years that I not only realized but decided that my practice was socially accountable, and as a person benefiting from the privileges of being white, straight, abled and cis, I needed to produce work that was sensitive to, but also served the empowerment of the folks I worked with.

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