Syrus Marcus Ware is a Toronto visual artist, activist, scholar, and educator. Working within the mediums of painting, installation, and performance, his work explores the spaces between and around identities, and has been exhibited at the Toronto Biennal of Art, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and more. He’s a founding member of the Prison Justice Action Committee of Toronto, worked with Blackness Yes! to produce Blockorama (the Black queer and trans stage at Pride Toronto), and has written and edited numerous books including Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada. Ware is a core team member of Black Lives Matter Toronto, and currently teaches at McMaster University’s School of the Arts.