Nya Lewis (MFA) is an independent curator whose hybrid practice is rooted in the culmination of centuries of resistance, love, questions, actions, and study concerning diasporic cultural production. Their work reflects the diversity of intersectional, inter-generational, global indigenous, Queer critical discourse and its many forms of expression. Across the disciplines of art-making, programming, research, curating, and writing, Nya’s work with Canadian institutions—including the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Capture, Vancouver Public library, Centre for the Study of Black Canadian Diaspora, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver Art Gallery, grunt gallery, and Ref. (formerly Black Art Gastown), AfroQueer, Femme Art Review, Polygon, SFU Contemporary Art faculty, and UBC Equity and Inclusion—is driven by the possibilities of historical recovery, and the reimagining of community.