2017_ete_bFrançoise Sullivan, The Seasons of Sullivan, detail (Summer), choreographies and drawings by Françoise Sullivan, digital black and white prints by Marion Landry, interpretation : Annick Hamel, 30,5 x 30,5 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Simon Blais, Montréal. © Galerie de l’UQAM and Françoise Sullivan / SODRAC (2017)

A pause for summer

The Galerie de l'UQAM is closed for the summer period.
Reopening on September 5, 2017.
In the meantime, the Galerie team is working hard to
bring you a rich and exciting program this fall.

2017_ppeintureWerner_bJanet Werner, Genie (detail), 2010, oil on canvas. Courtesy of Parisian Laundry, Montréal and Birch Contemporary, Toronto.

The Painting Project. A Snapshot of

Painting in Canada



Curator: Julie Bélisle
Director: Louise Déry
Virtual exhibition produced by the Galerie de l'UQAM and the Virtual Museum of Canada, with UQAM's Audiovisual and Multimedia Production Service.


New season: Galerie de l'UQAM unveils its 2017-2018 program

The keynote for the 2017-2018 season at the Galerie de l'UQAM will be collaboration: among institutions, among artists and among professionals.


This fall, MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image (formerly Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal) will present its central exhibition in the two Galerie de l'UQAM spaces and at VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine. Under the theme What Does the Image Stand For?, the Biennale will question photography’s relationship to objectivity and subjectivity. Following this exhibition, a solo show opening at the end of October will feature the work of artist Melanie Authier, returning to the Galerie after her noteworthy participation in The Painting Project in 2013. Produced by the Thames Art Gallery, the exhibition comprises recent works on canvas and paper by the Ottawa artist.


After the holidays, the Galerie will host the much-anticipated The One That Keeps On Giving by Maria Hupfield, on a Canadian tour following its presentation at The Power Plant in Toronto. Inaugurating an imposing video installation, the exhibition explores the role of objects in the artist's performance work. In March, the important project Earthlings from Calgary's Esker Foundation will tour to the Galerie. This exhibition, which includes ceramics and works on paper, is the result of years of collaboration between seven contemporary artists from Canada's south and north.


The season also will feature a number of student projects: Carolyne Scenna, Michelle Bui, Leyla Majeri and Alexia Laferté-Coutu will present the results of their research in the Master's program in Visual and Media Arts. Each of these artists in their own way questions our relationship to objects, images and memory. In addition, 2018 will see the emergence of a new series of exhibitions, RADAR, taking advantage of the fresh eyes of new curators.


We should also mention a Montreal tour for the exhibition Patrimoines by Yann Pocreau, the event Passage à découvert, the annual showcase for graduates of the Bachelor's program in Visual and Media Arts, as well as the continuation of the virtual exhibition The Painting Project: A Snapshot of Painting in Canada. Finally, the Galerie's newest virtual project, 150 Years / 150 Works: Canadian Art as Historical Act, will be launched in the winter of 2018.


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Aude Moreau. The Political Nightfall

Louise Déry, Fabrizio Gallanti, Kevin Muhlen

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The Painting Project. A Snapshot of Painting in Canada
Curator: Julie Bélisle

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