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The Gift Shop

Project Description:

Curated by Imani Dominique and inspired by the aesthetics of local record stores, “The Gift Shop” is an interactive and immersive art gallery. This pop-up shop will sell prints from over 30 local QTBIPOC artists and create an environment that is conducive to art exploration and discovery.

Artist: Imani Dominique

Imani is a curator and exhibition producer that is passionate about creating accessible and engaging art spaces for all.Imani’s curatorial portfolio includes seven exhibitions and three print publications. Her visual art has been commissioned by corporate clients and the Mississauga Arts Council.

Imani aspires to become an Intellectual Property/Art Lawyer and gallerist with the goal of supporting systemically marginalized artists as they navigate the art industry. Imani is presently conducting academic research into the ways in which Black artists can and have thrived within Canada’s creative economy, is interning at a law and media firm, and is developing her own curatorial production company. She most recently graduated as Valedictorian from her undergraduate degree studying Creative Industries at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Previously, she was a curatorial and marketing intern with MASSIVart, and a gallery assistant/manager at Liss Gallery, a tenant at Black HXOUSE, a member of the Fashion Zone at TMU, an intern with CARFAC Ontario and Artists’ Legal Advice Services, an Undergraduate Research Assistant with the Studio for Media Activism and Critical Thought, and many other professional development opportunities. She was the editor in Chief of StyleCircle, through which she led a team of over 60 students and coordinated the production of two print publications. She is also the recipient of numerous awards and grants.