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Board and Staff

Emily Nestor


Emily Nestor (she/her) is an emerging artist and curator residing on the traditional territories of Treaty Four. Her practice is primarily housed within printmaking and conceptually driven by feminist theory, contexts of rurality, and the nuances of interpersonal relationships.

Born in southern Saskatchewan, Emily has had the pleasure of serving in numerous positions across Regina’s art community, including roles with Queer City Cinema, Nuit Blanche Regina, Dunlop Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Regina, and the Fifth Parallel Gallery. Emily is passionate about artist care and community conscience programming and is excited through her role at Neutral Ground to continue to support and strengthen her connection to contemporary arts and culture. Emily is a graduate of the University of Regina receiving a BFA with Great Distinction in Visual Art and a BA. Honours with High Honours in Art History.

Narges Porsandekhial 

Gallery Assistant

Narges Porsandekhial (she/her) is a Persian multidisciplinary artist, residing in Canada, who holds an MFA degree from the University of Saskatchewan. She primarily works in installation, socially engaged practices, public art, and text-based work. Her work deals with the repetition of daily life activities, while focusing on conceptual and social practices, mental health issues, and institutional critique from time to time.

Beside her teaching experience, Narges has worked as a gallery assistant at Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, and participated in shows nationally and internationally. She expanded her practice in Saskatoon through engaging with art and cultural organization and her passion for art writing and artistic research.

Board of Directors

Listed alphabetically by last name:

Mika Abbott, Vice-Chair

Marnie Archer

Lins Demchuk, Treasurer

Sam Heinrichs

Cady Judge, Secretary

Aislinn MacDougal

Bree Tabin

Nic Wilson, Chair

About our Board of Directors

Neutral Ground is member-driven with a hands-on working board. Our Board of Directors consists of up to 12 members in good standing. Two-thirds of the Board of Directors must be self-declared practicing visual or media artists or arts professionals, as outlined in the Neutral Ground bylaws. The role of the Board of Directors is to steward, support, the organization in accordance with the Neutral Ground’s mission, mandate, vision, and values. 

An Annual General Meeting of Members will take place each year no later than 4 months following the year-end of the Corporation (i.e. no later than December 31st of each year). The Board shall issue a call for nominations for elections to the Board of Directors when it sends notice of an Annual General Meeting to Members. A Member shall stand for election if they accept the nomination of at least one Member in good standing. Nominations may also come from the floor at a duly constituted Annual General Meeting.

Annual Reports