Sultana Bambino is a Montreal based multidisciplinary creator based in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal). She creates work with a focus on marginal identities and sees the act of photography and design as a ritualistic outlet to reflect on her emotionally laborious role in her Italo-Moroccan family and immediate community. While she identifies as versatile and adaptable, she is most known for her use of pastel gradients and primary colour blocking, illustrations of hands and portraits of either recognizable or invented underground queer icons.
With a background in photography and design, she co-founded Slut Island with Frankie Teardrop in 2013. Her skills and knowledge compounded with her dedication to anti-oppressive community building lead her to cultivation of the festival’s iconic branding and aesthetic. Through her years of experience with Slut Island, she has acquired additional skills in the likes of PR, festival programming/curation and everything that comes with it, welcoming new challenges as they arise with a consistent dedication the the project and its mandate.