Kayla Polan is a Canadian-Czech artist born in Calgary, Alberta currently practicing in Toronto, Ontario. With a strong focus on art for social change, she is interested in expanding normative understandings of sexuality, addressing the stigmatization of sexual minorities & queer identities.
In this short essay, Jessica Baldanza explains the values behind "Political Candy" and how it's a platform upon which twelve emerging artists from disparate backgrounds convene to voice their personal histories.
Shellie Zhang is a Toronto-based artist who was born in Beijing and raised in various parts of China, the United States, and Canada. Her practice addresses the cultural intersections experienced through her identity as a first generation Chinese-Canadian woman.