Board of Directors
Su Schnee and Daniel Dion (1958-2014)
Bernard Bilodeau, Peter Flemming, Stephen Lawson, Louise Provencher, Richard Purdy, Skawennati and Colette Tougas.
Analays Alvarez Hernandez is an art historian, independent curator and assistant professor in the Department of Art History and Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. Alvarez Hernandez is interested in contemporary artistic practices, primarily those taking place in the public space, which she explores in the framework of postcolonial, decolonial and diasporic studies. With the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), her main research projects focus on “domestic galleries” in (post)socialist societies, as well as on artists of the Latin American diaspora in Canada.
Natalie Doonan is an artist, writer and educator. Her research focuses on embodiment, food and place. Natalie’s work has been shown in exhibitions and festivals across Canada and internationally. Her writing has appeared in professional and peer reviewed art and food culture publications. She serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at l’Université de Montréal.
Fortunat Nadima Nadima is a lawyer practising in intellectual property litigation and counselling. He previously worked as assistant legal counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. During his law studies, Mr. Nadima was an editor of the McGill Law Journal, for which he also edited podcasts. Prior to that, he gained experience in regulatory affairs at Health Canada.
Video editor, digital media artist, tinkerer, geek and videographer, Mélanie O’Bomsawin works with video in all its forms. Using installations, projections and documentaries, she explores her relationships with the people who were there before her and those who will follow. Questions of identity, memory and knowledge transmission are at the centre of her practice. Mélanie is of w8banaki (Abenaki) and québécois descent, and she currently lives in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyaang/Montréal. She makes art for past and future generations.
Angela Marsh is a Canadian visual artist, a mother, an activist and a creator of community projects. She is interested in the vertiginous complexities of nature and in dethroning the culture-nature binary, her ecological and relational artistic projects being the residue of a continual seeking of intimate reciprocity and learning with the natural world. She holds an MA in Visual Arts from Université Laval (2019), an MA in Education (2004) and a BA in Art History and Environment and Society (2000) from University of Toronto.
Gianni Mastro is Regional Director of Real Estate for TFI International. He has over 8 years of experience covering all facets of the real estate industry. With a commercial and residential real estate brokerage license, he has worked for many large corporations such as Cushman & Wakefield, Canderel, Air Canada and now TFI International. He has lead development, acquisition, and leasing projects throughout all of Canada and the US.
His interest in the arts as a collector motivates him to contribute to OBORO as treasurer and on the capital committee. He values honesty, integrity and flexibility and hopes to bring all these qualities and more to OBORO.
Oana Avasilichioaei’s art practice interweaves various areas, including poetry, translation, photographic and moving image, sound, and performance. She often explores various means of translating between these areas, bringing aspects of one area into another as a way of putting pressure on the very meaning, conventions, structures, and genres of these fields. Oana also works as a commercial translator from French to English, and has provided manuscript consultation services for the last several years. https://www.oanalab.com/