Ed Video's Board of Directors is responsible for all strategic activities of the centre, including sound financial management.
This means ensuring that the mandate of Ed Video is upheld in the programs and services Ed Video provides to its members and the community, and that they are managed responsibly.
Meet the current Board of Directors of Ed Video:
Alex Audette: Member at Large
Alex Audette began his post-secondary education in Chemical Engineering, graduating from McGill University in 1993. He then spent 7 years in Japan studying martial arts and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In 2000, Alex returned to Canada and has practiced Acupuncture and TCM for the last 14 years in both Alberta and Ontario. He became a member of Ed Video in 2012 due to an interest in making video art, both to promote TCM, and music from the indie bands The Maadmen and The Latenighters of which he is a fan. Thanks to the generous support from Ed Video’s dedicated staff, his interest in producing and making media art has grown, and he was awarded the Video Art Production Award in 2015, which enabled him to pursue more complex projects in writing, acting and directing.
Carlomagno Alvarado: Treasurer
Mango arrived from Costa Rica in spring 2010. In Costa Rica he had a very popular YouTube channel and known for creating the first Costa Rican viral video. His strong presence on the web made an impact on traditional media and he was subsequently hired by presidential candidate (Laura Chinchilla) to run an online video campaign for 6 months.
In Guelph, Mango writes, acts, directs and produces his own shorts. Awarded 40 under 40 by The Guelph Mercury in 2013 for promoting Arts & Culture in the community. He helped as facilitator for Youthopia (an Arts Program for immigrant youth) at Guelph Public Library. Former programmer at CFRU 93.3 FM for the Spanish show Alegria Latina
Theo Bakker: Vice President
James Burgie: Member at Large
As a member at Ed Video since 2004, James has an educational background in film and design. He currently resides at Intrigue Media in Guelph(since 2013) as a graphic designer/videographer.
Outside of Ed Video, James sits on the advisory committee at The Chill Foundation and has a love for film/TV, music and board sports.
Kwasi Bugyei: Member at Large
Kwasi Bugyei is a Toronto based director and performance artist.
After graduating from High school in Guelph Ontario Canada Kwasi went on to complete various workshops and training sessions as well as filming his own music videos at Ed Video. His dedication to honing his craft and time spent at the studio lead to an invitation to join the board of directors at the media arts institute, effectively becoming the youngest member on the board, a position which he still holds today. Currently Kwasi is working on a variety of performance art projects as well as a docu-series profiling his encounters within the Canadian arts scene titled Creators Corner.
Adam Donaldson: President
Adam A. Donaldson has been a member of the Ed Video Board of Directors since 2008, and has served in various functions supporting Ed Video's mandate to assist in the creation, promotion, and appreciation of independent media art in Canada. As a producing member of Ed Video, Adam has worked on several projects, making his own short films, and has assisted other members on their projects in various capacities. When not thinking about all things Ed Video, Adam is running his crowd-funded local politics website, Guelph Politico, or contributing to movie sites like Nerd Bastards and We Got This Covered.
Karie Liao: Member at Large
Karie Liao is a community-driven contemporary art curator. Currently, she is the Curator at Cape Breton University Art Gallery (Sydney, NS) and the Co-founder/Curatorial Projects Coordinator for the Toronto Art Book Fair. In the past, she has held the position of Resident Curator at Artscape Youngplace (2014-2015), organizing contemporary art projects, including exhibitions, artist talks, publications, and artist-community collaborations. From 2013-2014, she was the Artistic Director of Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area where she worked alongside Executive Director Gordon Hatt and the CAFKA Committees to organize CAFKA.14, a biennial exhibition of large-scale art installations in atria, storefronts, parks and other public spaces throughout Kitchener and the surrounding region. As Curatorial Resident at the Textile Museum of Canada (2011-2013), she worked closely with the curatorial team, and curated the exhibition “Wanderlust,” featuring work by Jordan Bennett, the Color Collective, and NorBlack NorWhite. She has completed internships at the former Jessica Bradley Inc. (Toronto, ON), Creative Time (New York, NY), Deitch Projects (New York, NY), the former Liane and Danny Taran Gallery of the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts (Montreal, QC), and Dare-Dare – Centre de diffusion d'art multidisciplinaire de Montréal (Montreal, QC).
Rob Ring: Secretary
Rob Ring is a video-based artist currently living & working in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He holds an MFA from the University of Guelph. He has been actively producing video in one form or another for 25 years. His performance-based work has been featured in countless group & solo exhibitions nationally and abroad.
Rob’s practice often integrates video projection into live performances for theatre groups, symphonies, and other special events. His current focus is on documentary filmmaking, with a particular interest in local history.
Rob is President of Ring Productions, a production company based in Kitchener Ontario.
Adrienne Spier: Member at Large