Photo credit: Jahmal Nugent

Samay Arcentales Cajas  is a Toronto-based queer Kichwa digital media artist and video designer exploring human-land relations, the new media dimensions of indigenous cosmology, and immersive art as a site of liberation. Her works have been shown across “Canada” and internationally at ImagineNATIVE, Xpace Cultural Centre, Tarragon Theatre, TQFF, Prague Quadrennial 2023, Performance Space NY, among others.

Samay has also facilitated film/digital interactivity programs at Sketch Working Arts, and Charles Street Video, where she worked as program coordinator. Samay has won awards in two consecutive landJAM+ (Eastside Games Choice Award in 2022 and Best Execution of Interactive Project in 2021). Samay also wears many tech hats working on projects across the country, primarily as video designer and install tech.

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