Makena Mwenda (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist and planner who joined the Biennial team in 2024 as a Curatorial Administration and Finance Assistant. She is studying public policy and studio art at the University of Toronto.

Before the Biennial, Makena worked at The Varsity Newspaper as a Creative Director, OCASI as a planning and development consultant, and several other digital communications and graphic design positions within agency, government and nonprofit spaces. View her portfolio at