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
Anne Marie Valenti, treasurer
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.
Alice Ming Wai Jim, administrator
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.