Members     of     the     Collective

Karina Román Justo

Karina Roman Justo is an emerging writer, researcher and curator based in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal). She holds a BA in Visual and Critical Studies from OCAD University, where she was the recipient of the Graduation Award in 2020. There she also led the Journal of Visual and Critical Studies. She has published reviews in diverse publications like C Magazine and The Senses and Society. Karina coordinated the Mentorship Program at Sur Gallery (2019-2020) and curated the program’s culminating “Making Spaces” exhibitions. She was also the education assistant at the Textile Museum of Canada (2020-2021). Karina’s wide research interests include decolonial theory, textiles, and others. She is currently an Art History MA candidate at Concordia University.

Camila Salcedo

Camila Salcedo is a Venezuelan-born interdisciplinary artist currently based in Toronto working primarily in textiles, digital art and community arts. Their recent work is centered on sustainable textiles, and interview-responsive community projects, such as the Clothing Clinic at the Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre through which members of the community got their clothes mended in exchange for a conversation. Most recently in May of 2023, they led a series of Sustainable Textile Workshops for Immigrant Youth funded by Art Starts through which teens learned upcycling techniques and built their portfolios to pursue fashion careers. They also have eight years of experience as an art educator to diverse individuals and have taught workshops and courses across Toronto and Halifax.


Mending the Museum (2023)
Workshop Series:
   Narrative Charm
   Blackout Poetry
   Play it Forward
   Cloning and Paper Clay


About the Collective
Members of the Collective

Mending the Museum is a collaborative duo comprised of Karina Román Justo and Camila Salcedo. Together, their intent is to work as a bridge between artists, communities, regional museums, and craft objects from their collections, to reflect on ancestry and speculative futures within the framework of cultural belonging.

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Brand identity, website design and development by Natasha Whyte-Gray, 2023.