Evelyne Bouchard (president)
Evelyne Bouchard lives in Montérégie and works wherever an idea has to rise. Born in 1975, she has completed a master in Rimouski. Her work has been presented in Canada and in Ecuador. Practicing infiltration, performance and action art through urban exploration heterogeneous cells, she accomplishes her goal through drawing, photography and by assembling artifacts. Her research questions interhumane malleability and relational impact. She aims to fix the sensitiveness of an encounter, the ephemeral invisibility of a moment so as to examine its potential to make attitudes change. She also takes part in several research groups such as U-Lab at the Social and Public Communication Department at the UQAM and at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at Concordia University in Montreal.
Vincent de Repentigny (vice-president)
A graduate from the National Theatre School of Canada, Vincent de Repentigny is codirector of the OFFTA, live art festival in Montreal, since December 2013. In 2015, with Jasmine Catudal, he redefined the festival’s mandate which broadened its activities and became LA SERRE – arts vivants. LA SERRE’s mission is to provide emerging artists with an environment that is conducive to the creation and dissemination of meaningful work. Vincent has been selected as a Fellowship Québec 2019-2021 of the International Society for Performing Arts (ISPA). Vincent is especially interested in new artistic forms that question boundaries between disciplines. From 2011 to 2013, he codirected with Julien Brun the Swiss/Quebec company insanë. Together, they created several projects such as Dieu est un DJ by Falk Richter, in telepresence between Geneva (Mapping festival) and Montreal (Society for Arts and Technology). In 2013, with Félix-Antoine Boutin, he conceived the ambulatory Archipel (150 haïkus avant de mourir encore) at the Festival de théâtre de rue de Lachine. He also collaborated with Mellissa Larivière and Rébecca Déraspe for the creation of the show Ceci est un meutre, presented in 2015 at Théâtre Aux Écuries. In parallel, Vincent works as stage design assistant, light and video designer.
Alexis Langevin-Tétrault (secretary)
As a composer and stage artist, Alexis Langevin-Tétrault has contributed to a variety of electronic music and audiovisual performance projects under the guises of Falaises, DATANOISE, QUADr, ILEA, BetaFeed, Alexeï Kawolski and Recepteurz. His actual work is characterized by the design of audiovisual devices, physical performance, scenographic and dramaturgic work, the critical and thorough use of digital audio technologies, exploration of sound timbre and also conceptual and social reflection. His work has been presented internationally in more than a hundred events such as Ars Electronica (AT), ISEA (KR), L.E.V. (ESP), Transart (IT), ADAF (GR), Biennale WRO (PL), MUTEK Barcelona (ESP), MUTEK Montreal (CA), Intonal (SWE), NEXT (SVK), Électrons Libres Scopitone (FR), BIAN-Elektra (CA), Akousma (CA), Transient (FR), Visions of the future (USA), Mois Multi (CA), Sines & Squares (UK) and Espace du son (BE). His work was rewarded by Foundation Destellos (AR) in 2014 and 2015, by SOCAN Foundation (CA) in 2015, and also by Exhibitronic Festival (FR), International Electroacoustic Music Week (FR) and fondation Musiques & Recherches (BE) in 2016.
Philippe Dumaine (treasurer)
Philippe Dumaine est historien de l’art, commissaire et metteur en scène. Il est diplômé de la maitrise en histoire de l’art avec concentration en études féministes (2017, UQAM) et du baccalauréat en art dramatique, profil études théâtrales (2010, UQAM). Il codirige projets hybris, compagnie de création interdisciplinaire, queer et féministe pour laquelle il assure la mise en scène d’une vingtaine de projets depuis 2010 (Se la jouer, 2019; Youngnesse, 2018; Propositions for the AIDS Museum, 2017; thegiftsofthegifted, 2018, …). Ses recherches actuelles s’intéressent à l’affirmation d’une posture queer en histoire de l’art, aux stratégies de mise en doute des savoirs normatifs et aux politiques de l’échec avancées par les études et pratiques queers. Philippe Dumaine est aussi Responsable de la médiation à la Galerie de l’UQAM, en plus de travailler comme pigiste auprès d’artistes et d’institutions en art contemporain. Ses textes ont été publiés notamment chez Triptyque, Optica, aux Éditions du Remue-Ménage ainsi que dans esse, Jeu et aparté. Il présente régulièrement des communications dans divers colloques, à la fois en théâtre, en histoire de l’art et en études féministes.
Gilles Arteau (administrator)
Gilles Arteau was born in Sainte-Foy and has been living in Matane since 1997. He is part of the PHOS Festival photo + art in Matane. As an artist, he wears many hats: philosophy and experimental cinema teacher, union leader and political activist. In Quebec City, he founded the artist centre Obscure and was its president and coordinator for 15 years. Over a period of five years, he was mandated to work at the development of the project Méduse which brought together eleven cultural and community organizations. He has written theatre plays, in particular for Recto-Verso Productions in Matane. Gilles Arteau was also hired by the Carrefour de la littérature, des arts et de la culture (CLAC) in Mont-Joli to conduct an analysis of the potential and the development of the organization he later became the director of, until 2005. He founded Bruit TTV, a group composing performances from different sound tracks. Using his body and his voice as creative instruments, he is also a visual arts performer.
Claudia Bernal (administrator)
Claudia Bernal is a doctoral student in Arts Studies and Practices at UQAM. Her works are at the crossroads of visual arts, performative theater and literature. Bernal completed a Master’s degree in Theater at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQÀM), a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts/Creation of UQÀM, and in Philology and Languages from the National University of Colombia. In her works, the concepts of movement, migration, space, identity, are recurrent. Bernal presented his collective and individual work in several museums, artists’ centers and galleries in Argentina, Canada, Berlin, Colombia, Cuba, Spain, Mexico, Quebec, as well as in the public space between others in Buenos Aires, Brussels, Havana, Mexico City, Montreal, Paris, Prague and Vienna. Her works are also part of several collections, including those of the City of Montreal, the National Bank of Canada, the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, Cirque du Soleil, Hotello and the Memoria Foundation. Bernal was a Fellow of the Quebec Research Fund “Society and Culture” (FRQSC), the Council for Arts and Letters in Quebec, the Canada Council for the Arts and the UQÀM Foundation. She lives and works in Montreal and Bogotá.