About Us

Team

VALÉRIE LESSARD - Founder, archivist and artist

 

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).

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VALÉRIE LESSARD - Founder, archivist and artist

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JUSTINE RICARD

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT AND PROJECTS COORDINATOR

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JUSTINE RICARD

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CLAUDIA CHAN TAK

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS

Multidisciplinary artist, Claudia Chan Tak has a degree in visual arts (Concordia University 2009) and in contemporary dance (UQAM BAC 2012, Masters 2017). Photographer and videographer for several years, she gives great importance to cultural heritage and to visual archives of choreographic projects and creative processes. She presented at the Festival TransAmériques in the summer of 2016  at Place des Arts her very first solo exhibition Hydra, which retraces with poetry and originality intergenerational choreographic creation processes. In January 2018 at Tangente, she presented her first choreographic installation Bienvenue chez moi, petite Malagache-Chinoise which combines visual arts, dance and video mapping and which is inspired by the process of creating her solo project, which began six years earlier. Thanks to this project, she became the recipient of the prestigious prize Mécènes investis pour les arts to underline the quality and innovation of her artistic approach


For more information on her artistic projects
http://claudiachantak.com/

CLAUDIA CHAN TAK

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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
http://cargocollective.com/gennaro/

GENNARO DE PASQUALE


ALVARO SALAZAR

ARCHIVIST

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ALVARO SALAZAR