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About Us

Team

VALÉRIE LESSARD

FOUNDER, ARCHIVIST AND ARTIST

Professional archivist certified by the Association des archivistes du Québec, Valérie Lessard is also an artist, teacher, videographer, mediator and cultural worker in the Montreal dance scene. She studied contemporary dance at the University of Quebec in Montreal and in management of cultural organizations at HEC Montreal. She holds a master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Montreal, where she sealed her passion for the enhancement of cultural heritage. She focused her research on the archives of the performing arts and perfected herself in the management of digitization and dissemination projects. During her internship at Bibliothèque et Archives nationles du Québec (BAnQ), she acquired the skills to process the holdings of archives of individuals, institutions and artists.

She is a member of the Association des archivistes du Québec (AAQ) and the Association of Audiovisual Researchers of Canada (ARAC).
 

ALEXANDRA RESLER

ARCHIVIST

Alexandra Resler is a graduate archivist from UQAM. She became passionate about the valorisation of archives while working at the Grande Bibliothèque. She gained experience in document and archives management in the public transport and hospital sectors. She also studied communications, which immersed her in the world of the media, notably as a cultural researcher, communications assistant and information officer.

 

Passionate about alternative music for over 20 years, she pushed her research to expand her repertoire and began dijing. In 2018, she created her own radio show, which she hosted on CHOQ, CISM, and now KracRadio. Désordres Sonores is a radioshow devoted to the sharing of musical finds and favorites. It is also an opportunity to talk with artists from the Quebec music scene. 

To know more about Désordres sonores:

mixcloud.com/desordres_sonoresCISM

kracradio.com/shows/desordres-sonores/

 

GENEVIÈVE SIMARD

ADMINISTRATION AND DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

Before joining Filigrane Archives, Geneviève worked for several years as a coordinator for cultural organizations. A graduate of the cultural organization management programs at HEC and film studies at the University of Montreal, she works part-time as au author. This lover of heritage, assumed nostalgia and voracious reader is enthusiastic about the idea of collaborating on captivating archiving projects, particularly hoping for mandates in literature and cinema, her two main interests.


GENNARO DE PASQUALE

ARCHIVIST AND VIDEO ARTIST

After studying visual arts, audiovisual and cultural business management, Gennaro De Pasquale specialized in archiving digital files and producing images to document projects. He has been present for more than twenty years in the Montreal cultural community as an artist, cultural worker and archivist.

To find out more about its multidisciplinary productions :

YAMINA SEKHRI

DIGITIZATION AND INDEXING CLERK

Yamina Sekhri is a multidisciplinary artist working and living in Montreal. In 2018, she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Concordia Université. She received the 2019-2020 grant for emerging artist in printmaking from Atelier Circulaire in Montreal for her project Private Matters (ongoing since 2018). Her practice revolves around various printmaking techniques, drawing and painting. The digital era, feminism and the relationship of the individual with its environment are recurrent themes in her work. She is also involved in Montreal's visual arts community groupes such as Concordia Queen Print Club and Art Souterrain. As of now, she is working on multiple research-creation projets.