Shelli Cassidy-McIntosh is the Director of Olga Korper Gallery and Board Executive of the Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) and Foundation. With over 20 years in the industry, Shelli has become a noteworthy leader in the Toronto gallery network; specializing in curating Olga Korper Gallery's exhibitions and art fairs and conducting key art market research.
Shelli began her career as the Assistant Curator of the London Life Insurance Company from 1996-1998 before moving to Toronto to expand her career in the commercial gallery sector. Shelli has over a 20 year history with the ADAC, as she managed the ADAC office from 1998-2002 before joining the Olga Korper Gallery in 2002. Shelli holds an Honours degree in Art History and Criticism from the University of Western Ontario and is an experienced fine art appraiser and accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) from 1999-2019.
Shelli is a past President of the Board of Directors for Oakville Galleries from 2013-2016 and a vital board member from 2009-2016. She continues to lead special projects and initiatives with the ADAC Foundation and ADAC Board of Directors, promoting development, advocacy and communications within the organization.
Based between London and the United Arab Emirates, Janet Rady expresses her creative talents as a specialist in contemporary art. Highly educated in the field, Janet holds a Masters Degree in Islamic Art History from the University of Melbourne, and a BA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
As well as expert knowledge of art history, Janet has extensive industry experience, spanning over thirty five years. Passionate about the International Art Market, she continues to build on her diverse skills from her time at leading auction houses and major commercial galleries.
Roya Khadjavi is an independent curator and cultural producer based in New York. She has largely focused on the work of young Iranian artists working both in Iran and beyond its borders, seeking not only to support their artistic endeavors but to also facilitate awareness and cultural dialogue between artistic communities. Since 2008, she has actively led exhibition committee efforts around the art of the Middle East for institutions including the Guggenheim Museum and the Asia Society, where she sat on the steering committee of the critically acclaimed exhibit Iran Modern (2013). Khadjavi co-founded the Institute of International Education’s Iran Opportunities Fund and served as president of the board of New York based non-profit Art in General. For her pioneering efforts to advance, support, and promote international education, she has been honored with the Women’s Global Leadership Award by the Institute of International Education and an Order of Academic Palms (Chevalier dans L’Ordre des Palmes Académiques) by the French Minister of Education. Khadjavi holds a BA from Wellesley College, MA.
Simone Rojas-Pick is an arts administrator and curator based out of Toronto. Born and Raised in Ottawa, Simone has BA in Art History from Carleton University, a certificate in Museum Management and Curatorship from Fleming College, and an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University. She possesses 8 years of gallery and non-profit experience and 5 years experience as an arts administrator.