Claudine Hubert: Co-general Director and Artistic Director
Émilie Boudrias: Co-general Director and Director of Development
Programming and New Media Lab
Aaron Pollard: Head of Research, Multimedia Sector
Anne Parisien: Programming Coordinator
Jamie Ross: Front Desk Manager
Josée Brouillard: Technical Manager, New Media Lab
Marion Meyer: Administrative Coordinator, New Media Lab
Mireille N’Gouan: Accounting
Roberto Di Giacomantonio: In Charge of Visual Identity and Directorial Assistance
Sarah Eve Tousignant: Head of Communications
Stéphane Claude: Head of Research, Audio Sector
Stephen Beaupré: Gallery Technician and Maintenance
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A new General Co-Director at OBORO!
OBORO’s Board of Directors proudly announces the appointment of Émilie Boudrias to the position of General Co-Director and Director of Development. She will work alongside Claudine Hubert, who remains General Co-Director and Artistic Director.
OBORO is fortunate to rely on the expertise, vision and leadership of an emerging voice in arts administration to achieve its strategic goals, develop exciting projects and create new opportunities for its community.
Émilie Boudrias majored in communications at UQAM with an interactive multimedia profile. She has been active in the cultural field since 2002 in project management, communication and research. Her experience covers the fields of digital arts and contemporary dance (Sylvain Émard Danse). She held a research assistant position for DOCAM (Documentation and Conservation of the Media Arts Heritage). For over seven years, she worked for the Association for Electroacoustic Research and Creation (ACREQ), as Development Officer (2003-2007) for the Elektra Festival and Project Manager for the International Biennial of Digital Art (BIAN 2010-2014). After two years as Programming Coordinator for OBORO (2015-2017), she joins our executive team where she will develop strategic partnerships and extend OBORO’s outreach within its community.
We take this opportunity to extend heartfelt acknowledgments to Bernard Bilodeau who held the position of Administrative Director for 30 years, and the General Co-Directorship since 2014. Thanks to his meticulous work and consistency, he leaves OBORO the legacy of a healthy artist-run centre, ready to enter a new phase of its history.
New members in the team!
We are very pleased to announce the arrival of Marion Malique as OBORO’s new communications coordinator. Marion brings a solid experience in online community management, as well as knowledge drawn from cultural communities, from literature to dance, visual and media arts. Over the past four years she worked on social networking and audience development for Arsenal Montreal and the Musée d’art de Joliette. Passionate about culture and communications, Marion made her debut as a cultural columnist and radio host in 2010 in Switzerland before joining the morning show at CIBL 101.5 and Spirale magazine as a dance critic. While maintaining her involvement in the cultural field, she is writing a research and creative writing Master’s thesis in French language and literature at McGill University. Welcome to OBORO, Marion!
Marion’s arrival marks the departure of Sylvaine Chassay. Over the past 7 years, Sylvaine generously offered her time, vision and expertise to OBORO. Initially hired as programming coordinator, she took on the position of communications coordinator where she developed high standards for all the writing material produced by the organisation as well as a textual signature of her own. Sylvaine also left her mark in our cultural mediation program, including for the Sonorium project – alongside Magali Babin and Stéphane Claude – and by hosting school groups during our exhibitions. She also greatly contributed to making OBORO a welcoming place for children and families. She will now devote her time to her artistic practice. Sylvaine, thank you for your kind heart and commitment! We will miss you, but we know our paths will cross again. We wish you all the best with your upcoming projects.
In addition, OBORO is pleased to join forces with Mireille N’gouan, as an external accountant. Mireille has extensive experience in several arts organizations, particularly in new media and digital art. Her attention to detail ensures a close follow-up of all figures and invoicing, while supporting the team with all of our administrative operations. Thank you Mireille, we are very lucky to have you among us!
The name our founders gave to OBORO invokes the Ouroboros, the snake swallowing its own tail, Ancient Greek symbol of renewal and regeneration. And OBORO is once bringing new faces to the team. In charge of the visitor experience, Jamie Ross offers an unparallelled enthusiastic welcome to visitors of our exhibitions as the Front Desk Manager - tea, snacks and conversation - with a touch of mystery. From now on, the artists and other users of the New Media Lab will pass through the welcoming crucible of Marion Meyer - a capable, cordial container of administrative coordination. Marion's arrival signals the departure of Stephanie Castonguay, who cared for the Lab's logistical activities for the past two years. Thank you for your service, Stephanie, and best of luck with your new projects.
A few words about our new team members:
Jamie Ross was born one hot night in May in a little house in Toronto above a buried river. Jamie is an artist, pagan chaplain and early childhood educator. Creating and documenting queer community based on a sincere engagement with magic, grafting himself onto the rich artistic traditions of his ancestors, cultural and biological, is fundamental to his creative practice. He has been in artist-run culture for years both as a programmer, organizer and an exhibiting artist.
Marion Meyer studied inter-cultural studies at Aix-Marseille University in the Faculty of Arts, Literature, Languages and Humanities. After an experience in Buenos Aires as a production assistant for an independent theater company, Marion joined the Festival international Les Instants Vidéo team, where she developed skills in communication and event coordination. This international environment allowed her to discover artists and organizations from Quebec, which lead her across the Atlantic to deepen her understanding of Montreal arts and culture. It is with great enthusiasm that she now holds the position of Administrative Coordinator for OBORO's New Media Lab.