About our Panelists
About Camille Pier
He is currently recording an album for his new musical project "Pierre Rococo", at the crossroads of music, performance and cartoon. Since 2020, he has returned to the visual arts to illustrate his texts and those of other authors, and is preparing a comic book project. Since April 2020, he has been conducting a poetic investigation into masculinities with men and people who identify with the masculine. The future work will aim to represent other models of men.
About Claude-Emmanuelle Gajan-Maull
In 2019 she signs in agency as an « inbetween » model. In the continuity she makes her debut in the cinema, and after some small roles she becomes known in 2018 in the film Climax by Gaspar Noé, thanks to her role of a cisgender mother. She was also contacted in 2020 to interpret a role in the music videos of the EP Air by Jeanne Added.
Mainly at the beginning of her career as a model, she also works as a physiognomist at Parisian LGBTQIA+ and/or racialized parties. This contact with the nightlife opens new doors for her as she simultaneously tries her hand at DJing and performs at an event at the Gaité Lyrique in 2019. Finally, because of her intersectional position and her commitment to the trans community, she was recruited in 2021 as a queer consultant for Jean Paul Gaultier.
Although her plastic art practice has slowed down, Claude-Emmanuelle is in perpetual representation of her main subject: the construction of identities. This is what she strives to bring to life every day through her transition on social networks.
About Sandy Duperval
Her unique stage presence has kept her schedule full with bookings in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec City in her native Canada, and she has also performed in Florida, Morocco, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, France, China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Dubai.
She has opened for acts such as Bob Sinclair, Lil Jon, Ultra Nate, Carnage, Travis Scott, Chus & Ceballos, Morabito, Ruby Rose, and others. She has recorded with dance music producers such as Jason Fraser (Toronto), Kone & Marc Palacios (Spain), Edhim (Morocco), Stan Courtois (NYC), Etienne Osborne (Ottawa), and Martin Villeneuve (Gatineau). Among her achievements is her appointment as Ambassador of the first Canada Pride in 2017 and Montreal Pride since 2016. You can now listen to her latest remix of talented Canadian Artist December Rose “When we were young”.
She has toured 30 dates in the United States and performed live on television for “We Day” and the US Open. She was also the performer for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Holiday events in 2019.
About Richard Morales
About the Moderator
About Sarah Prager
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