Talia Golland is in her 4th year at the University of Ottawa as a Honours Major in History and Theory of Art, with a minor at the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies. Her interest in contemporary art has been life-long - the child of a visual artist, she grew up in studios and gallery spaces. She is particularly invested in the intersection of visual art and pop culture with issues of gendered embodiment and sexual identity. In December 2015, she co-curated “The Self-Collective”, a one-night digital media and performance art event held at SAW Gallery which explored the performance of embodied identity in material and virtual spaces. Under the supervision of Professor Andrea Fitzpatrick, she is currently completing an internship with the Tirafkan Cultural Foundation, which aims to preserve the artistic legacy of the late Iranian art photographer Sadegh Tirafkan. She looks forward to upcoming curatorial projects with her fellow AHSA directors. After completion of her undergraduate degree, Talia hopes to continue her academic studies of contemporary art theory and pursue curatorial practice at the professional level.