"What's Next?" Series: Alumni in the Arts

The Department of Arts, Culture, and Media presents this special panel featuring two alumni guests who have gone out into the world and pursued their professional careers. Join us to listen to their journeys - the highs, lows, and realities of life after graduating.

Date and time: Thursday, March 9, 2023, 1pm-2pm.
Location: AA304, AA building, UTSC

Watch the recorded video on MyMedia

Maria Patricia Abuel (she/her) is a Toronto-based Filipinx multidisciplinary artist, community worker, and arts and culture educator and administrator. Her practice questions issues of hybrid identity, femininity, and conservative cultural expectations, with a preference of using playful irony and focusing on family history, memory, pop culture, and the body. She is the Program Manager of KAPISANAN Philippine Arts and Culture Centre, where she created KAMI, a program that empowers Filipino/a/x youth artists. Abuel is dedicated to providing accessible platforms to equity-deserving groups through the arts and passionate about bringing meaningful experiences to different communities.

Alan Peng (he/him) is a video creator and photographer based in Toronto. He is the co-founder of Peppercorn Imagine, a production studio dedicated to the arts and telling stories of culture, diversity and inclusion. He has produced videos for various organizations including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, Corkin Gallery, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter, FADO Performance Art Centre, and the 7a*11d International Performance Art Festival. In 2018, he won the See Yourself Here Award at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival for his work Chinatown.