• June 13, 2023 - 4 – 5 pm

Persisting Multiplicities Panel Discussion

Presented in partnership with Neighbourhood Arts Network

In this online conversation, Persisting Multiplicities curator Esmond Lee and artists Mariana Bolaños, Fei Ji, and Dana Prieto will share insights into their artistic practices and discuss the ways in which their works address migration, diasporic realities, and the complexities of the newcomer experience.

This talk is free and open to the public, all are welcome. It will be hosted on Zoom, with captions. If you have other accommodation needs, please let us know through the registration form or contact After registering, attendees will be provided with a Zoom link to join the talk virtually.


Mariana Bolaños is a Mexican artist based in Toronto. She has created a diverse body of work in painting and ceramics. Focusing on art with a social purpose, she works as a facilitator in community programs with children, women and newcomers around Toronto and the GTA.

Fei Ji is a painter currently working in Simcoe, Ontario. Fei’s work frequently explores themes of identity, nationality, sexuality and belonging from the perspective of a female immigrant — and with a strong focus on daily life.

Esmond Lee 李春錦 is a community-engaged artist, researcher, and architect based in Scarborough. Lee explores long-term, intergenerational experiences of migration in peripheral spaces, examining identity, belonging, and nuanced cultural and political borders in the built environment.

Dana Prieto is an Argentine visual artist and educator based in so called Toronto. Their art practice responds to the sites where they work, and it manifests in sculpture, installation, performance, writing and collaborations. Prieto’s work examines intimate and collective entanglements with colonial institutions and power structures, calling for a careful attention to our ways of relating, thinking, making and consuming in the Anthropocene.