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Jury

Evergon Artist, teacher and activist, Evergon is a real cultural icon. Throughout his prestigious career, he was always recognized to be at the avant-garde of experimentation in the field of photography. Important precursor of the homo-erotic contemporary art and iconic figure of the homosexual communities, his works were at the heart of numerous major exhibitions worldwide. They are part of a large number of private and institutional collections among which those of Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the National Gallery of Canada as well as part of many international collections.

 

 

Mélanie Deveault holds a master's degree in art history from the Université de Montréal, as well as a master's degree in museology from the Université du Québec à Montréal. For more than a decade, she taught art history to college students. Now, as the educational projects developer at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), Mélanie Deveault is committed to approaching art and culture from the perspective of social inclusion. She conceived of ÉducArt, an innovative digital and educational platform, and curated the LGBTQ+ exhibits Love at First Sight and Be/Loved, which helped create safer spaces within the MMFA's walls.

 

James A. Nadeau is a Boston-based curator and film scholar. He is the Executive Director of Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival. He has programmed and worked for numerous festivals including The Rhode Island International, The Provincetown International, and Documentary Fortnight at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC. He is currently a lecturer on film in the Literature Department at M.I.T. the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an adjust professor in the Art History Department at the Lesley University College of Art and Design where he focuses on the history of the moving image. His essays on film and music can be found online at Edge Media Network where he is the music critic.