Noor Alé is the Assistant Curator/Registrar at the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie. Prior to joining the MacLaren, she served as Curatorial Research Assistant for the exhibition Frontera: Views of the US-Mexico Border at the Canadian Photography Institute, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. She has contributed to curatorial and public programs at the Abu Dhabi Project, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; Art Dubai; and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. She holds an MA in Art History from The Courtauld Institute of Art, London and a BA in Art History from the University of Guelph.
Claudia Mattos is a curator and writer based in Miami, FL. She most recently served as Assistant Curator of Media Arts and Live Events at The Baltimore Museum of Art where she curated the exhibitions Lizzie Fitch / Ryan Trecartin and DIS: A Good Crisis. Previously, Claudia served as Exhibitions and Programming Director for the Miami-based experimental art space Locust Projects and as Curatorial Assistant and Content Editor at Performa. She has contributed to exhibitions and research at The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Independent Curators International, NY; and Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. She earned an MA with distinction in Art History from The Courtauld Institute of Art, London and a BA in Art History and Visual Studies from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
Since 2016, Alé and Mattos have shared a collaborative curatorial practice. They are the founders of AXIS, a curatorial laboratory devoted to socially-engaged projects that examine global contemporary art. In late 2019, they participated in the Shanghai Curators Lab, a curatorial residency program organized by the Shanghai Academy of Fine Art, Shanghai International Art City Research Institute, and Power Station of Art.