Board of Directors
Su Schnee and Daniel Dion (1958-2014)
Artist Chantal Dumas explores the medium of sound through the production of radio documentary fiction or fiction, electro-acoustic music and sound installations. She has written and produced more than twenty-five radio pieces, many of which have been broadcast in Canada and abroad, including several in Germany, of which three were singled out at France’s Phonurgia Nova competition. You may have noticed the peculiar blue car on the orange line of the Montreal metro recently. It was actually Rose-Marie Goulet’s project POINT DE FUITE, for which Chantal Dumas created an audio environment. Her love of experimentation brings her to question the relationship between mobility, sound, space and the listener through interactive sound installation.
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.
Alice Ming Wai Jim is Professor of Contemporary Art History and Concordia University Research Chair in Ethnocultural Art Histories. She is co-editor-in-chief of the international journal Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas. An art historian and curator, her research on diasporic art in Canada and contemporary Asian art has generated new dialogues within and between ethnocultural and global art histories, critical race theory, media arts, and curatorial studies. Jim is a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and a Board Member of the College Art Association(CAA). She has been a core exchange scholar of the NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange (GAX) since 2014.
Eddy Firmin is a decolonial practitioner-researcher from the French Caribbean who holds a Diplôme National Supérieur en Expression Plastique and a Master’s degree in Faculté des arts de l’Université du Québec à Montréal. He participated in group exhibitions Nous sommes ici, d’ici – L’art contemporain des Noirs canadiens, initiated by the Royal Ontario Museum and presented at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and at the exhibition, D’où venons-nous? Que sommes-nous? Où allons-nous? ongoing until February 2020 at the Musée National des Beaux arts du Québec. His career is punctuated by exhibitions and residencies in France, Spain, Zimbabwe, the Caribbean, Japan and Canada. Firmin is involved in the research group, Minorit’Art, and acts as an expert consultant for the new wing of Cultures du monde et du vivre-ensemble of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
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.
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.
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.