Claudine Hubert: Co-general Director and Artistic Director
Émilie Boudrias: Co-general Director and Director of Development
Joël Gauthier: Administrative Operations
Programming and New Media Lab
Aaron Pollard: Head of Research, Multimedia Sector
Anne Parisien: Programming Coordinator
Josée Brouillard: Technical Manager, New Media Lab
Roberto Di Giacomantonio: Reception and Administrative Support, Graphic Designer
Stéphane Claude: Head of Research, Audio Sector
Stephanie Castonguay: Administrative Coordinator, New Media Lab
Stephen Beaupré: Gallery Technician and Maintenance
Sylvaine Chassay: Head of Communications and Cultural Mediation Coordinator
Thank you to Paul Botwid (24.05.2017)
We would like to extend a warm thank you to Paul Botwid, a student at the Hyper Island school in Stockholm, who has completed his three-month internship at the New Media Lab. During this time, he created thoughtful and elegant video clips for various projects, sharing the quality of his work, his curious nature and contagious smile with all of us. We wish him all the best for his future endeavours!
Paul describes himself as a blue-eyed semi-naive Swede who’s always excited to see something else and learn something more. Loves to bake, aims to create interesting things. Videographer, musician and web developer with a heart.
Welcome to Adrienne Huard (2017.05.03)
OBORO welcomes Adrienne Huard as an intern for spring 2017! Drawing on her great experience in working with the public, she will welcome visitors and provide them with information. Currently completing a Master’s in Art History at Concordia University, she will also grace us with her seasoned pen, particularly with an essay on Skawennati’s exhibition, Tomorrow People, which will appear in the summer issue of Canadian Art.
During her internship, Adrienne will also take over OBORO’s social networks to offer a fresh perspective on the artists and work we present and to cast new light on the thriving activity of our art centre. Follow the hashtags: #adriennetakesover #adrienneinfiltre
Adrienne Huard was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she completed first undergraduate degree (BFA) majoring in Photography at University of Manitoba. She has since moved to Montreal to pursue her studies in Art History at Concordia University with the intention of acquiring her Masters of Fine Arts, focusing on Indigenous and post-colonial art histories. Half Anishinaabe, half Polish-Ukrainian, she is a proud member of Couchiching First Nations in Fort Frances. Adrienne is honoured to be partaking in an internship at OBORO Gallery as they have introduced their year-long programming of Indigenous art.
Sylvain Aubé, our dear webmaster-developer, takes his leave (2017.04.04)
Our colleague Sylvain Aubé, who has been OBORO’s webmaster-developer for the last six years, is leaving us and setting off on new adventures. We wish to emphasize his tremendous contribution to the development of our art centre’s digital platforms, as well as his commitment to the synergy of the team. Some of his outstanding achievements include the OBOROmobile app, the online archives, and the responsive version of our website.
We will miss his passion for computer technology and music (and his DJing at Christmas)! We thank him for his invaluable collaboration and team spirit and wish him much success in his new endeavours.
Change Is in the Air (2017.01.24)
With great emotion, the Board of Directors announces that, on January 13, 2017, Mr. Bernard Bilodeau stepped down from his position after 30 years at the helm of administration and 4 years as the General Co-Director of OBORO. It is always difficult for an organization to say goodbye to the last active member of its founders. However, we are pleased that Mr. Bilodeau now has the opportunity to put his skill and talent at the service of Quebecois artists as the Project Manager of the Art And Architecture Integration Policy of Quebec’s Ministry of Culture and Communications. Mr. Bilodeau’s impact on the very fabric of OBORO has been crucial, and we wish him much success in his new position.
To assure the transition towards a permanent directorship following this change, the Board of Directors is pleased to present the team forming the interim organizational structure. Claudine Hubert is now the Interim General Director, while still carrying on as the Artistic Director, with support from the members of the artistic committee. Émilie Boudrias, who has served as the Programming Coordinator for the past 18 months, is now the Interim Associate Director. OBORO also welcomes a new member, Joël Gauthier, CPA-CMA, who will be responsible for Administrative Operations during this period of transition.
We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome back our colleague Anne Parisien, who is once again the Programming Coordinator after returning from her maternity leave.
OBORO relies on the commitment and support of an extraordinary team to ensure the fulfilment of its mandate in the production, research, and dissemination of contemporary art. We wish to name them and acknowledge their ongoing efforts: Aaron Pollard, Anne Parisien, Josée Brouillard, Roberto Di Giacomantonio, Stéphane Claude, Stephanie Castonguay, Stephen Beaupré, Sylvain Aubé, Sylvaine Chassay.
We would also like to thank Cheryl Sim for her involvement in the Board of Directors over the past three years. Her departure marks the arrival of Nadia Myre as an Administrator. Ms. Myre has been an active member of OBORO since 2002 and intends to continue contributing to the centre’s development. Lastly, the Board of Directors wishes to warmly thank the entire art community that has been supporting its activities from the very beginning. We hope to keep seeing you often at OBORO!
Louise Provencher, President
On behalf of the Board of Directors of OBORO: Gisèle Trudel, Nadia Myre, Peter Flemming, Skawennati, Stephen Lawson, Tamar Tembeck