LAURENCE BEAUDOIN MORIN
Laurence Beaudoin Morin is a performance artist from Montreal. Laurence’s work initiates reflections on the practice of gathering while also celebrating the complexity of her praxis. Wanting to serve as an initiator and documentor of the circumstances that lead to encounters and to learn about our self-determination, Laurence’s practice focuses on the notion of collective work. Working in tandem with the political vitality of the process, Laurence aims to create favourable circumstances for knowledge sharing.
Laurence holds a Master’s degree in visual and media arts from UQAM (2019) and a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Concordia (2015). Since 2012 she has presented performances and organized gatherings in Montreal, Sudbury, Toronto, Detroit, Brussels, Berlin, and online. Laurence is the co-founder of the auto-workshop project of performances in vacant spaces, and is a professor and researcher with the group Performance Art Studies. More info
Kristin Bjornerud is a visual artist based in Tiohtià:ke (Montréal), Québec. Her paintings examine our relationship to the natural world through the lens of magical realism and modern ecofeminism. Kristin has lived in many places across Canada and has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Her work is represented in numerous public collections including the Canada Council Art Bank, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and the Bank of Montréal. Kristin is a Professional Member of RAAV (Le Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec). More info
Sophia Borowska is an artist, weaver, and a settler in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. Working in fibres, sculpture, and installation, she is fundamentally interested in process and place. Her research delves into architecture, urbanism, textiles, materiality, and feminist theory, seeking points of intersection between textiles, the body, and the built environment. Her site-specific cement and used-object installations grapple with the corporeal experiences of self-care, self-indulgence, and self-harm rituals. Borowska has exhibited, curated, and/or been published across Canada, Scandinavia, and the United States. She is also a member of the Board of Administrators at Ada X. More info
Cécilia Bracmort is Franco-Canadian artist and curator who promotes a mix of genres, transdisciplinarity, and experimentation in her art and curatorial projects. Her areas of interest include her different “layers of identity” as well as questions of movement (walking, running, performance), spaces, history, and memory (places and memorial monuments). More info
Stéphanie Chabot is a multi-disciplinary artist working in painting, sculpture, and installation. Her work has been presented at artist-run centres across Canada, including Centre Clark in Montreal and YYZ Artist Outlet in Toronto. Stéphanie has also presented her work internationally in group exhibitions in the United States, England (Sassoon Gallery, London), Spain (Sala Riekalda, Bilboa), Australia (H-Block Gallery, Brisbane), France (Galerie RDV, Nantes), and in Colombia (Medellin and Bogota). She holds a Master’s degree in Visual Art from York University, Toronto (2008). A founding and ex-member of the collective L’Araignée, Stéphanie has been involved in La Centrale galerie Powerhouse as a member of the programming committee (2008-2011), as the Interim Artistic Coordinator (2010), and as an independent curator for Ciel ecchymose (Femmes de l’arctique, 2011-2012). She is currently the General and Artistic Director of Centre des arts actuels Skol, Montreal.
I am a visual artist and cartoonist with an animism-focused practice. Currently my large drawings feature plants, animals, womxn, and other spirit beings interacting as a way to challenge and decenter human-centric hierarchies. Spiritual and material principles of embodiment, ritual, and ancestral lineages fluidly guide the presence and path of my drawings. I am also a comic artist happily working at a smaller-scale on two graphic novels at the moment.
Maryam Izadifard is an Iranian artist born in 1982. Exploring places across drifts, she relies on photography, video, and sound recording. The untold relationships that individuals and communities maintain with places are at the heart of her approach. Focused on the tension between the material and the immaterial, as well as migratory processes, she opens the possibility for intercultural and humanist reflections.
Maryam is a graduate in Visual Arts of the University of Tehran, holds a Masters degree in Visual and Media Arts from UQAM, and is a member of Diversité Artistique Montréal. She has exhibited her work internationally, most notably at the Maison Bélisle, Terrebonne; CDEx and Mekic Gallery, Montréal; Jorjani Gallery, Tehran; The Culture of Peace Biennale, Istanbul; and at the University of Westminster, United Kingdom. Maryam has lived in Montreal since 2011. More info
Fany Rodrigue is a multidisciplinary artist from Montreal who is interested in the corporeal body as a border between intimacy and social representation. Compromising the line between these two spheres is a key part of her practice. Fany’s research on the advancement of women and the legacies of previous generations are guides for discussing current feminist issues. Motivated by a duty to remember, she is inspired by feminist art of the 60s and 70s to create works that aim to destabilize, denounce, and mobilize in order to continue resisting gender inequalities.
Tammy Salzl has presented her work across Canada and internationally. Her paintings contribute to an existential tradition of realism rooted in observations. Through body language and facial expression she explores the human psyche and experience. Tammy treats the body as a metaphorical site/landscape, a place where the human condition is simultaneously staged and performed. Within this ever-shifting terrain, she narrates histories – the real, the imagined, and the invoked. Tammy is a 2018 OALA/Ground Award recipient, a 2011 Honourable Award Winner in The Kingston Prize, and a Concordia University Tedeschi Scholarship recipient. She has received grants and residencies from: the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Vermont Studio Center, US; I-Park International Artist in Residence Program, US; KHMessen Art House, Norway; The Banff Centre; the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture Centre, Yukon. Recent exhibitions include: White Water Gallery, ON, 2019; Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, Red Deer, AB; Art Souterrain 2019, Montreal; Ottawa School of Art, ON; Two Rivers Gallery, BC. More info
Elyse St-Amour is a multidisciplinary artist (photography, performance, writing).
Holding a Masters degree in Studio Arts from UQAM, since 1987 she has pursued research related to the body and body image. Her latest works highlight the bodily and codified clues tied to the cycles of life, thus putting into question notions of identity and ageism.
Her work has been supported by the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, and has been presented in Mexico, Italy, Switzerland, South Korea, and France as well as Montreal's network of Maisons de la culture. Elyse lives and works in Montreal.
Hongyu Chen is a culturel worker and a feminist based at Montreal / Tiohtiá:ke.
Cristel Silva is an artist from Mexico. A graduate in Visual and Media Arts from UQAM, she is interested in the notion of territory and how it reflects on individual and collective identity. Her practice is connected by a consideration of the role of nature in metropolises as a means of fragmenting power structures.
Additional thanks to Sarah Mohammed and Camille Paquin for their support.
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