Rachel da Silveira Gorman
is a curator and artist working in dance theatre and performance, and is Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor in Critical Disability Studies at York University. She served on the programming committee at A Space Gallery from 2009-2019 and the editorial committee of Fuse Magazine from 2007-2009. She combined performance and video to explore time and repetition in Fall in 2010, and examined childhood madness in Pass in 2009. In 2007, Gorman created Transit, a gallery installation on mixed-race identity and political suspicion. In 2006, Gorman premiered The Ghost, a dance film about political prisoners and national liberation struggle. The Globe and Mail’s Paula Citron described Gorman's 2004 site-specific work Passing Dark as a “melancholy journey… of intense sadness” and called her 2002 anti-war production Waking the Living “compelling… a disturbing and riveting reality check.” Gorman has been part of queer of colour and disability arts movements since 1999, and has worked as a movement facilitator for several solo artists and collectives.