Safia Siad is a curator, poet, dj, cinephile, and arts programmer. Themes of joy, loving as resistance, exile, liberation, hope, and radical self-care inform her work. She was recently a curator-in-residence at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery and co-curated a map for this place, the fall 2018 exhibitions at Humber Galleries with Maddie Alexander, which investigated learning and teaching in non-institutionalized ways. She is a member of MICE magazine collective and is currently producing the forthcoming online music series 'cosmic wave radio'. Her work focuses on creating space(s) for those who rarely get to witness themselves reflected in art and media.