This year’s Artist-In-Residence for POP is Melanie Yugo!
Melanie Yugo is an artist, educator and organizer, with a multidisciplinary practice that focuses on activating community and cultural life in the public sphere. She is Director and Co-Founder of Possible Worlds, an art space, record shop, print studio and gallery in Ottawa. As a creator rooted in printmaking, graphic art and social practice, Melanie investigates the reconstruction of narratives related to identity, place, histories and futures. She has exhibited and programmed in North America, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. In parallel, Melanie has built a progressive career in art and cultural partnerships, research, policy and capacity-building, including at Global Affairs Canada, Canadian Heritage and Canada Council for the Arts. She is a graduate of McGill University and the London School of Economics and Political Science, and she completed summer studies at the School of Visual Arts. Melanie is Filipina-Canadian, born in Toronto and based in Ottawa.Website: melanieyugo.com