Team

Photo of Stephanie, wearing a green shirt with flowers , with short blond hair
Barbora Racevičiūtė

 

National Director

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Marilyne Parent

 

Communications and Membership Manager

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 Benjamin J. Allard

 

Project Manager

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Leyla Sutherland

 

Project Manager

coord@imaa.ca

Stephanie Poruchnyk-Butler

 

Communication Specialist

communications@imaa.ca

Barbora Racevičiūtė grew up in Vilnius and Montréal. She lived in Toronto for a decade and has recently relocated back to Montréal. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and an MFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design. She is an independent curator and cultural worker, and has worked as an arts administrator at the8fest, Images Festival, and Workman Arts. She co-runs the curatorial collective shell.

 

 

Marilyne is a cultural worker involved in the associative media arts and interdisciplinary arts communities. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Animation and Research at the Faculty of Communication at UQAM.
She is also committed to the development of good practices and the creation of safer spaces through her involvement in night culture as an event and festival organizer. Composer/performer in electronic music, she had the chance to perform at the 2020 edition of the Festival de musique émergente en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (FME) with her collective Tekon Acid Crew.
Benjamin J. Allard is an artist and teacher. Working between site-specific installations, interactive structures and curatorial projects, Allard investigates archival documents with an interest for historiography, institutional contexts and the political dimension of our personal life. He completed an MFA in Visual Arts at the University of British Columbia and a BA in Communication Studies at Concordia University. Leyla Sutherland is a multidisciplinary performance artist with a background in theatre and storytelling. Her work includes sound and audio walk design, performance creation and installation work and explores themes of identity, queerness and the mundane. She is a graduate of Concordia University (2018) and was previously a research assistant for Le Projet Rencontres/The Encounters Project, an intercultural research-creation project using performance as a means to build relationship across different values and life experiences. Stephanie Poruchnyk-Butler is an arts administrator with a love of the moving image. She has worked in film, video and media art in various capacities, most recently as the Digital Programming Intern at VUCAVU.com, and previously as the Distribution Coordinator at the Winnipeg Film Group. Stephanie is the creator of several independently published zines, as well as a co-founding member of the feminist arts collective, Sappho Zine (2012-2016). Sharing the joy of collaborative art-making with people of all ages delights her, and she has been developing, facilitating, and leading art workshops for over eight years.