Vivardy Boursiquot, President
Vivardy Boursiquot is a photographer and a student in Political Science at the Université de Montréal. He is interested in the relationship between community and the individual, more specifically in how social norms affect the identity-building process. His current work focuses on neoliberalism, the perception of reality and the sense of belonging. www.vivardyboursiquot.com
Katherine McLean Lynch, Vice-president
Kat McLean-Lynch is a writer based in Tiohtià:ke (Montréal), with a day job as a legal assistant and a part-time internship in art book publishing. Her main interest is in artist-run publishing, with an aim to make publishing at the community and individual level more accessible for artists of all backgrounds.
Pauline Lomami, Treasurer
I am an activist, socio-artistic projects coordinator, performer, writer, musician and creator of zine Congodescendante (DRC) from Belgium. My work deals with negritude, disability, queer, diaspora, transmission, loss, alternative etc. through languages, the media and the body and with an anticolonial, afrofeminist and anti-capitalist agenda. I have a master's degree in business engineering and I am currently working as an administrative coordinator at La Centrale. pobklomami.org
Megan Mericle, Secretary
Megan Mericle is an artist, writer, researcher and activist who lives and works in Tiohtià:ke (Montréal). She recently worked under the artist Nadia Myre, and earned her Master’s degree in Art History from McGill University and a BFA from the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, in Treaty 7 territory. Her mixed-media installation work combines photography, collage, drawing, video, and sculptures made from recovered plastics to address environmentalism, surveillance, and the effects of capitalism and colonialism. Megan also volunteers at organizations that combat food insecurity, and has significant experience working for labour unions in the university context.
Dominique Fontaine is a curator and founder of aposteriori, a non-profit organization that focuses on "curatorial" research, and innovation in the fields of documentation, development, production and promotion of various contemporary artistic practices. Fontaine graduated from the University of Ottawa in visual arts and arts administration, she completed postgraduate studies in exhibition organization at the De Appel Art Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. From 2013 to 2018, she worked as a consultant commissioner for the Royal Ontario Museum's (ROM) "Of Africa" program. Recent projects: We're here from here: Contemporary Black Canadian Art / "Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary", 2018; "Dineo SesheeBopape: and- in. the light of this .______ ", Repérages ou À la découverte de notre monde ou Sans titre, articule, 2016; "Between the earth and the sky, the possibility of everything" Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto 2014. www.dominiquefontaine.com
Yen-Chao Lin is a Montreal-based multidisciplinary artist and culture organizer. Commenting on various lived experiences through intuitive play, collaboration and scavenging, her practice explores oral history, folk religion, ecology and social permaculture. During the past two years, Lin have been supporting and fore-fronting gendered and racialized voices of Montreal and beyond through her work with Atelier Céladon.
Hannah Strauss is currently a Masters in Fine Arts candidate at Concordia University in Montreal, QC. She works between drawing, printmaking, and sculpture, and teaches writing and printmaking. Her practice as an artist is concerned with vestiges of history; the material and linguistic traces which reveal something about both fear and desire, especially in the context of post-apartheid South Africa.