Ashley McKenzie Barnes
With over a decade of integrated work advertising, experiential, entertainment, corporate, publishing and non-profit sectors, Scarborough born Ashley McKenzie-Barnes has conceptualized and executed large global campaigns across print, digital, social, video, web and much more for large brands like Virgin Radio, TedXToronto, Scotia Bank and Bell Media. In addition, she's programmed exhibitions and installations for SamSung, Art Galleryy of Ontario, Harbourfront and Manifesto Festival. Her work across the spectrum is absolutely breathtaking. Most recently, Ashley curated the 2019 theme for Nuit Blanche Scarborough - "Kings and Queens of Scarborough", which challenged systems of social marginalization, self-identity negotiation and racial stereotyping with a modern framework.