Board of Directors and Governance

Founding Members: Su Schnee and Daniel Dion (1958-2014)

Honorary Members: Bernard Bilodeau, Richard Purdy, Su Schnee, Colette Tougas, Peter Flemming, Stephen Lawson

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Louise Provencher, president

Louise Provencher is an independent curator, art critic and philosophy professor. Director of the collection Lieudit (CDD 3D), in the last years she has been interested in an archeological approach to the research of medias/technologies. She has spoken at a number of conferences and has published texts on this subject in many journals and catalogues. She has also curated a number of exhibitions, including: Porter le mur comme le masque by Michel Goulet and Montréal/Télégraphe : le son iconographe; the international colloquium Electre et Magnete on electromagnetism and the arts (UQAM 2003, OBORO 2004 et 2005); and Corps Électromagnétiques in collaboration with Nina Czegledy.

Nadia Myre, vice-president

Nadia Myre is a visual artist from Montreal (Quebec) whose multi-disciplinary practice is inspired by participant involvement as well as recurring themes of identity, language, longing and loss. She is a graduate from Concordia University (M.F.A., 2002) and a recipient of Les Elles de l’art (2011), CALQ’s Prix à la création artistique pour la région des Laurentides (2009), and an Eiteljorg Fellowship (2003). Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally and has received accolades from the New York Times and Le Devoir, as well as features in American Craft, ARTnews, Canadian Art, C Magazine and Parachute. Myre’s work is found in numerous collections, including: Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Eiteljorg Museum, Fonds régional d’art contemporain (FRAC) de Lorraine, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, National Gallery of Canada, and Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

Chantal Dumas, secretary

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.

Anne Marie Valenti, treasurer

Anne Marie Valenti runs a tax and estate practice that helps private clients achieve their overall tax goals. She has over twenty years of diverse accounting, management and tax experience in practice and in industry. Anne Marie has devoted more than twelve years to the field of taxation. She is a member of CPA Québec and is currently pursuing the T.E.P. designation.   Throughout her life, Anne Marie has created art—painting, sculpture, engraving, drawing, ceramics, photography, and collage. She has participated in group shows with the Westmount Visual Arts Center and the Beaconsfield Artists Association. Anne Marie is continuously developing her skills and loves experimenting with new media.   

Eliane Ellbogen, administrator

Eliane Ellbogen is currently completing a Bachelor’s of Law at UQAM. She recently joined the team as a future articling student at Fasken Martineau, where she will pursue her interests in Intellectual Property and Privacy Protection. Eliane has been involved in the broader legal community by working at the Innocence Project, where she co-authored a judicial review Memorandum, and volunteering at a local legal clinic. Prior to beginning her law studies, Eliane co-founded in 2007 and directed until 2017 the digital art centre, Eastern Bloc. She has an Art History degree from McGill University and has advised numerous government bodies as an expert in the digital arts.

Eddy Firmin, administrator

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.