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
Thoreau Bakker is an MFA student at Ocad University. His current practice explores the physical and conceptual intersections of fine art and mass production. He is Vice President on the board of directors at the Ed Video Media Arts Centre, and a research assistant in Dr. Martha Ladly’s Visual Analytics Lab.
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. She is currently the Co-founder and Curatorial Projects Coordinator for the Toronto Art Book Fair established in 2015. Most recently she was the Curator at Cape Breton University Art Gallery (2015-2016), where she organized collection-based and contemporary art exhibitions with a focus on Atlantic Canadian artists and themes. In the past she has also held positions including Resident Curator at Artscape Youngplace (2014-2015), Artistic Director of Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area (2013-2014), and Curator-in-Residence at the Textile Museum of Canada (2011-2013), where she curated the exhibition “Wanderlust,” featuring work by Jordan Bennett, the Color Collective, and NorBlack NorWhite. She has been the recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts' Culturally Diverse Curators for Residencies in the Visual Arts and the Ontario Arts Council's Grants for Projects by Culturally Diverse Curators.
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
Adrienne Spier is a multidisciplinary artist who works with discarded and unwanted materials. She received an MFA from Concordia University, completed the Independent Studio Program at the Toronto School of Art, and has a BA in Fine Art from the University of Guelph. Her work has been exhibited in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Calgary, Rouyn-Noranda, Guelph, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and Berlin, Germany. She has taken part in numerous residencies in both Ontario and Quebec, including the Hamilton Artists Inc. Cotton Factory Residency. She is the recipient of various awards from the Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Spier currently lives and works in Guelph, Ontario.
Tyler Young: Member at Large
A talented film maker editor and cinematographer, Tyler has been passionate about his camera art in both moving and still images. He has worked professionally on many local video shoots as head of the camera department, a role that he is very comfortable in. His Bolivian heritage allows him a grounded viewpoint of the privileges so many of us take for granted.
Tyler's camera training started in 1996 while he was still in high school and has been steadily growing ever since. He has on the job experience from years of assisting photographers and professionals on large film sets.
Tyler currently works to develop immersive storylines for major cartoon companies in Toronto. He is a seasoned storyteller with a good eye for camera and always enjoys sharing knowledge with savvy up and comers.