Amélie Laurence Fortin

Place to be revealed   Perched on a rooftop, the Planète 9 flag waves against the urban landscape and bears the emblematic colours of the hypothetical ninth planet of our solar system (as imagined by Amélie Laurence Fortin).   Amélie Laurence Fortin   Amélie Laurence Fortin (Quebec City, Quebec) Amélie Laurence Fortin completed a bachelor’s […]

Manasie Akpaliapik

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde   Carved out of whale bone, the works of Manasie Akpaliapik use the organic forms of the material to reveal complex representations of the interrelations of the living.   Manasie Akpaliapik, L’Homme et le hibou, vers 2000   Manasie Akpaliapik (Arctic Bay, Nunavut) Born in 1955 […]

Shuvinai Ashoona

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde   Dense, meticulous, and radiantly chromatic, Shuvinai Ashoona’s drawing compositions create a singular iconographic universe combining everyday life with myth.     Shuvinai Ashoona (Kinngait, Nunavut) Shuvinai Ashoona was born in 1961. She began to draw in 1993 and joined Kinngait’s Annual Print Collection in 1997. […]

Christiane Baumgartner

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde   Resulting from a long process of wood engraving, Christriane Baumgartner’s monumental prints The Wave and Phoenix confront the elemental forces of nature.    © Christiane Baumgartner, The Wave   Christiane Baumgartner (Germany) Christiane Baumgartner, a native of Leipzig, Germany, was born in 1967. Trained at […]

Patrick Bernatchez

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde   Aphélie 1 by Patrick Bernatchez is a post-experimental installation. It refers to the daily recordings of a natural phenomenon: the luminous variations of the Sun.   Patrick Bernatchez, Aphélie 1, 2016   Patrick Bernatchez (Montreal, Québec) Self-taught artist Patrick Bernatchez was born in 1972 and […]

Vija Celmins

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde   Whether they depict starry skies or spider webs, Vija Celmins’s hyperrealist drawings are attempts to grasp the universe’s immensity, one detail at a time.   Vija Celmins, Untitled (Large Night Sky), 2016   Vija Celmins (Riga, Latvia) Born in 1938 in Riga, Lithuania, Vija Celmins completed […]

Daniel Corbeil

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde   Inspired by environmental sciences and utopian architecture, Daniel Corbeil’s Cité laboratoire is an inventive model of urban solutions in preparation for impending climate change.    Daniel Corbeil, La Cité laboratoire © Guy L’Heureux   Daniel Corbeil (Val-d’Or, Quebec) Daniel Corbeil, born in Val-d’Or in 1960, holds a […]

Michael Flomen

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde   Michael Flomen lets the creative forces of nature act on photosensitive paper during night performances under the moonlight.   Michael Flomen, Double Trouble, 2001, printed 2014   Michael Flomen (Montreal, Quebec) Born in 1952, Michael Flomen, a self-taught Montreal artist, has been practicing photography since […]

Caroline Gagné

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde   Visual, sonic, and tactile, Caroline Gagné’s installation The sound of icebergs translates and shares the sublime experience of approaching a drifting iceberg.   © Caroline Gagné, The sound of icebergs, 2016   Caroline Gagné (Quebec City, Quebec) Caroline Gagné is an artist from Quebec City […]

Jim Holyoak and Matt Shane

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde   The gloomy worlds of this artistic duo create phantasmagorical ecosystems on the verge of reality. The Who’s Haunts immerses the viewer in a house engulfed by the entropic forces of nature.   © Jim Shane Holyoak and Matt Shane, The Who’s Haunts, 2018   Jim Holyoak and Matt […]

Krištof Kintera

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde   Krištof Kintera’s sculptural accumulations come across as absurd and disturbing testimonies of excess in the era of hyperconsumption and planned obsolescence.   © Krištof Kintera, Postnaturalia, 2017   Krištof Kintera (Prague, Czech Republic) Krištof Kintera, born in 1973, completed his studies at the Academy of […]

Dinh Q. Lê

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde   The Colony is a video installation transporting the viewer to the Chincha Islands on the Peruvian coast, an emblematic place of international geopolitical tensions generated by the exploitation of rare natural resources.     Dinh Q. Lê (Vietnam, États-Unis) Dinh Q. Lê completed a bachelor […]

Britta Marakatt-Labba

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde   Dense, meticulous, and radiantly chromatic, Shuvinai Ashoona’s drawing compositions create a singular iconographic universe combining everyday life with myth.     Britta Marakatt-Labba (Sami, Sweden) Britta Marakatt-Labba was born in 1951 in Idivuoma in northern Sweden to a family of reindeer herders. She studied at […]

Meryl McMaster

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde   Meryl McMaster performs in front of the camera to celebrate the land and its historical anchor points by portraying allegorical characters freely inspired by the Indigenous imagination.   © Meryl McMaster, Dream Catcher, 2015   Meryl McMaster (Siksika, Ontario) Meryl McMaster, born in 1988, has […]

Fanny Mesnard

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde   Fanny Mesnard’s visual universe is peopled with hybrid characters evoking the animistic beliefs and fabrications that inhabit and condition human relationships with nature.   Fanny Mesnard, Jeux de rôles, 2016   Fanny Mesnard (Quebec City, Quebec) Fanny Mesnard graduated from Université Paris VIII in 2002, Aix-Marseille […]

Haroon Mirza

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde   Haroon Mirza’s technological installations utilize natural energy sources such as electricity and light to reflect on the complexities of today’s world through multisensorial symphonies.    Haroon Mirza, Solar Symphony 10 (Transverse Waves for Wayne), 2016   Haroon Mirza (London, England) Born in 1977, Haroon Mirza holds […]

Cornelia Parker

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde   Cornelia Parker explores the poetic resonances of matter disintegration. Composed of scrapwood, the sculptural installation No Man’s Land is dynamized by its suspension in space.     Cornelia Parker (Cheshire, England) Born in 1956 in Cheshire, England, Cornelia Parker has a bachelor’s from the Gloucestershire […]

Reno Salvail

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde   Fascinated by cartography and astronomy, Reno Salvail fashions his relationship to the visible world by amalgamating the natural landscape with his inner worlds, whether psychic or corporal. Dive into the depths of the starry sky reflected on a river in Le souffle de Pégase.   […]

Tomás Saraceno

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde   Tomás Saraceno’s sculptural installations put viewers into perspective, plunging them into a vertiginous vision of the cosmic universe.     Tomás Saraceno (Tucumán, Argentina) Born in Tucumán, Argentina, in 1973, Tomás Saraceno lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the University of Buenos Aires […]

Polly Apfelbaum

Materia   Inspired by the colourful patterns of 19th century Scandinavian whalers’ hats, Polly Apfelbaum made custom felt hats for each artist of the Biennial in her Mutts and Mugs: Chicken Little was Right! The Sky Is Falling installation.     Polly Apfelbaum (Abington, United States) Polly Apfelbaum was born in 1955. She has lived […]

Oliver Beer

Galerie des arts visuels   Reanimation (I Wan’na Be Like You), a video produced in collaboration with 2500 children, is presented as a cacophonous installation at the Galerie des arts visuels.   © Oliver Beer, Reanimation (I Wan’na be Like You), Even, 2017   Oliver Beer (London, England) Oliver Beer, born in 1985, lives and […]

Amélie Laurence Fortin

LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE   La Chambre Blanche presents Amélie Laurence Fortin in an open residence as she develops her 10x series from recordings of acoustic and electromagnetic phenomena in the Arctic.   Amélie Laurence Fortin, In the making of cosmos, 2017 © Nung-Hsin Hu   Amélie Laurence Fortin (Quebec City, Quebec) Amélie Laurence Fortin completed […]

Christiane Baumgartner

Engramme   Developed in various artistic mediums, Christiane Baumgartner’s series draw from her explorations of the local water sources and treatment systems done over a Manif d’art residency in collaboration with Engramme.    © Christiane Baumgartner, The Wave   Christiane Baumgartner (Leipzig, Germany) Christiane Baumgartner, a native of Leipzig, Germany, was born in 1967. Trained […]

Felipe Castelblanco

La Bande Vidéo   During a Manif d’art residency in collaboration with La Bande Vidéo, Felipe Castelblanco added Quebec City to the transnational destinations of his Driftless journey aboard a precarious raft.   Felipe Castelblanco, Driftless, 2018 © Ricardo Savard   Felipe Castelblanco (Bogotá, Colombia) Felipe Castelblanco, an interdisciplinary artist born in Bogotá, Colombia in […]

Hannah Claus

Musée huron-wendat   Hannah Claus invests the Yadia’wish (Turtle) gallery with three video works highlighting the interconnections between the Earth and its plants; water and its reflections; the Sky and its stars.   Hannah Claus, Interlacings, 2015   Hannah Claus (Montréal, Québec) Hannah Claus is a visual artist of English / Irish and Kanien’kehá:ka [Mohawk] […]

Lutz & Guggisberg

L’Œil de Poisson   The Lutz & Guggisberg duo is taking over L’Œil de Poisson’s gallery with thousands of clay figurines accumulated into a chaotic and disproportionate microcosm.   Lutz & Guggisberg, Umzug der Tiere und Möbel, 2017   Lutz & Guggisberg (Switzerland) Switzerland’s Andres Lutz, a cabaret artist born in 1968 in Wettingen, and […]

Nadia Myre

Le Lieu   Nadia Myre juxtaposes her personal experience with that of others to inspire introspection, revisit colonial history, and foster intercultural dialogue.     Nadia Myre (Montreal, Quebec) Born in 1974, Montreal artist Nadia Myre received a bachelor’s degree from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1997 and a master’s degree […]

Rika Noguchi

VU (American space)   During a Manif d’art residency in collaboration with VU, Rika Noguchi turned her unusual photographic vision on arborists at work, those agile climbers caring for trees way up high.   © Rika Noguchi   Rika Noguchi (Japan) Rika Noguchi was born in Saitama, Japan, in 1971. She completed her studies at […]

Anne-Marie Proulx

Maison de la littérature   Anne-Marie Proulx draws on the knowledge and symbolic heritage of the Innu communities to restore human relationships with the land through intercultural dialogue.   Anne-Marie Proulx, Meshkanau (c’est un chemin), 2018   Anne-Marie Proulx (Quebec City, Quebec) Anne-Marie Proulx has a bachelor’s in visual arts and a master’s in art history, […]

George Shaw and Thomas Bewick

Villa Bagatelle   George Shaw’s paintings depict suburban woodlands—secret havens from his youth—to address the ever-present themes of death and eroticism.   George Shaw, The Little graves IV, 2003/4   George Shaw (England) Born in 1966 in Coventry, England, George Shaw obtained a master’s in painting in 1998 from the Royal College of Art in […]

Shimabuku

Regart   Shimabuku’s video Swan goes to the sea recounts the whimsical journey of swan pedal boats returning to the sea, accompanied by a moving original soundtrack.   Shimabuku, Swan goes to the Sea, 2011-2014 © Rika Noguchi   Shimabuku (Japan) Shimabuku, born in 1969 in Kobe, Japan, holds a degree from the Osaka College […]

Shayne Dark

Parc de l’Esplanade (near Porte Saint-Louis)   Shayne Dark’s Free Form in Blue is made from driftwood found in nature and assembled into a dynamic sculptural composition.   Shayne Dark, Free Form in Blue, 2012 © Dave Ajax   Shayne Dark (Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan) Born in 1952 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, self-taught artist Shayne Dark […]

A K Dolven

Place to be revealed   The interactive sound installation her voice 1599-1672 gives back its voice to a religious artefact, a bronze bell that will resonate in the streets of Quebec.   A K Dolven, her voice 1599-1672 (photomontage), 2018 © Gabrielle Paré   A K Dolven (Norway) Born in 1953 and a native of Oslo, A K […]

Kelly Mark

Manif d’art Window / Gallery   In her Hello & Goodbye video, Kelly Mark adresses the symbolic universality of body language and expression which unites humanity beyond cultural and geographical backgrounds.   Kelly Mark, Hello & Goodbye, 2018   Kelly Mark (Welland, Ontario) Born in Welland, Nova Scotia, in 1967, Kelly Mark, holds a bachelor’s […]

Meryl McMaster

Place to be revealed   Printed on outdoor structures, Meryl McMaster’s photographic universes merge her personal mythologies and indigenous heritage.   © Meryl McMaster, Dream Catcher, 2015   Meryl McMaster (Siksika, Ontario) Meryl McMaster, born in 1988, has a bachelor’s degree from the Ontario College of Art and Design (2010). Her work has been exhibited […]

Marianne Nicolson

Monastère des Augustines   Marianne Nicolson takes over a building’s glass facade by designing sinuous and dynamic compositions. Drawn from the ancestral Kwakwaka’wakw culture and pictograms, they evoke Indigenous cosmogony.     Marianne Nicolson (Dzawada̱’enux̱w, British Columbia) Of Scottish and Dzawada’enuxw descent (British Columbia’s Kwakwaka’wakw community), Marianne Nicolson was born in 1969. She holds a […]

Susan Philipsz

Place to be revealed   Lowlands is a sound work that resonates inits outdoor location.  The artist interprets a Scottish sea shanty that recounts the tragic farewells caused by a drowning or departure.     Susan Philipsz (Scotland, Germany) Susan Philipsz was born in 1965 in Glasgow, Scotland. She has a Fine Art BA from […]

Anne-Marie Proulx

Place to be revealed   Printed in large format on a light box, Anne-Marie Proulx’s poetic photograph taken on the Nitanissan on the Lower North Shore bears witness to a deep and sensitive attachment to the land.   Anne-Marie Proulx, Utshekatakushkau (il y a beaucoup d’étoiles), 2018   Anne-Marie Proulx (Quebec City, Quebec) Anne-Marie Proulx has a bachelor’s […]

Shimabuku

Lévis Ferry sector   Emblematic of Shimabuku’s playful interventions, a curious flock of swan-like pedal boats comes out of Regart in the hopes of continuing its journey to the river.   Shimabuku, Swan goes to the sea, 2011-2014   Shimabuku (Japan) Shimabuku, born in 1969 in Kobe, Japan, holds a degree from the Osaka College […]

Beat Streuli

Place to be revealed   Beat Streuli acts as a chameleon by photographing anonymous pedestrians, unbeknownst to them, in their daily comings and goings amongst the perpetual buzzing of the urban jungle.   Beat Streuli, Fluid Street, 2008   Beat Streuli (Switzerland, Belgium) Born in 1957 in Altdorf, Switzerland, Beat Streuli studied at the Basel […]

Audrey Careau

Galerie 3   © Audrey Careau   Thierry Arcand-Bossé Thierry Arcand-Bossé approaches nature through new technologies. Inspired by webcam views collected around the world, the artist’s paintings challenge our experience of the natural world in the age of the internet and reveal the technical and technological paradoxes of a pictorial tradition rooted in the 21st […]

Catherine Blanchet

Simons store – Vieux-Québec Simons store – Place Ste-Foy   © Catherine Blanchet   At first glance The works presented at the Simons store in Old Quebec and Sainte-Foy fit with the Manif d’art 9 theme through the idea of the phenomenon. Translating the sensitive qualities of both the distant and everyday elements that make […]

Isabel Trépanier

Espace ) ( Parenthèses   © Isabel Trépanier   Human Territory The human phenomenon and all that surrounds it is inherently natural. Reflecting on our role within the natural order of things, this exhibition questions the power of the land versus the power of humanity. How does the human presence affect the land and, conversely, […]

Sophie Jacques

Galerie Michel Guimont   © Sophie Jacques   L’esprit des lieux There is more to the concept of land than its actual physical presence. It is a symbolic place for humans, a place of rooting; it is the very way we construct our identity. The exhibition presents a diversity of works that reflect on the […]

Jason Béliveau

MNBAQ’s Salle Multi   © Jason Béliveau   Certain Women American filmmaker Kelly Reichardt considers physical space as a decisive factor in the psychology of the characters she films. Before the projection of Certain Women, the curator will present Reichardt’s work in comparison to that of photographers and visual artists such as Stephen Shore and […]

Anne-Sophie Blanchet

Maison Tessier-dit-Laplante   © Anne-Sophie Blanchet   Fragmented Landscapes The landscape represents fragmented, interpreted, sublimated nature… It exists only in the eye of the beholder. Through the eyes of five artists from Quebec City and Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, we are invited to apprehend the environment—and the society in which we live—in a new light   Marie-Fauve Bélanger […]

Frédérique Renaud

Musée d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul   © Frédérique Renaud   Under the Magnifying Glass Inspired by the landscape tradition of Charlevoix, this exhibition offers a contemplative look at nature from a reversed perspective: from the infinitely large to the infinitely small. The chosen artists approach the landscape in its minute detail rather than in its […]

Jeanne Couture

Ni Vu Ni Cornu   © Jeanne Couture   At dawn This exhibition of women artists is an invitation to a contemplative and dreamlike stroll. Crafts and the visual arts converge in these works of a delicate, poetic, and reenchanted nature. Both lyrical and romantic in nature, the curatorial proposition longs for the longing for […]

Anne D’Amours McDonald and Julien St-Georges Tremblay

Quebec City libraries   Anne D’Amours McDonald © Ariane Plante et Julien St-Georges Tremblay   Witnesses Through artificial intermediaries, untouched nature is often idealized. The artists presented explore beyond interfaces to try and grasp this notion both intangible and familiar. Reformulated by individual experience, the model environment becomes a personal aesthetic. In this exhibition, perspectives converge […]

Sèvia Pellissier and Florence Gariépy

Les Ateliers du Réacteur   Sèvia Pellissier et Florence Gariépy   [EXO]MARS – Mars de la Maîtrise closing exhibition [EXO]MARS offers a foray into the creative world of students in the Visual Arts Master’s program. Presented outside of their workshops, the project allows one to explore their practices in their relationship with the group environment, […]

La P’tite Manif

As part of its cultural program, Manif d’art 9 — The Quebec City Biennial has designed special events for children. La P’tite Manif offers children and their families a range of activities in various parts of the city. Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy 350 Saint-Joseph Est st. Quebec City bibliothequedequebec.qc.ca   Children’s Exhibition From February 15 to March 25, Manif d’art […]