May 2, 2023

Unveiling the MOMENTA 2023 PROGRAM

Galerie de l’UQAM is pleased to announce its participation in the 18th edition of MOMENTA Biennale de l’image, presented from September 7 to October 22, 2023. Designed by curator Ji-Yoon Han, Masquerades: Drawn to Metamorphosis aims to explore the dynamics of visibility and invisibility that shape representations of the self and the other from the […]

April 12, 2023

Galerie de l’UQAM’s participation in AWARE

While awaiting the return of the exhibitions in the gallery, we would like to invite you to explore Galerie de l’UQAM’s digital initiatives! We are thrilled to announce the Galerie de l’UQAM’s participation in AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions for the project AWARE X CANADA. AWARE is a non-profit association that aims […]

January 9, 2023


Michael Snow passed away on January 5th. It was snowing in Montreal when we heard of the sad news. This tremendous artist leaves us with a multidisciplinary body of work of profound originality and the memory of a remarkable presence in the world and in art. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. […]

December 21, 2022


As the holidays approach, Galerie de l’UQAM’s team would like to thank you for having spent 2022 with us. May the new year be filled with kindness and beautiful discoveries! The gallery will be closed from December 22, 2022 up to January 9, 2023, and will reopen from January 10 to 21, 2023. In the […]

December 19, 2022

Winter 2023 Programming at Galerie de l’UQAM

Building on the momentum of fall 2022, Galerie de l’UQAM is proud to unveil the exhibitions of its winter 2023 programming.  The current exhibitions, Dawit L. Petros. Spazio Disponibile and Emmanuelle Duret. Views from Above, will continue after the holidays until January 21, 2023. Both exhibitions create dialogues between discursive and poetic thinking so as […]

December 9, 2022

The exhibition Views from Above by Emmanuelle Duret in CBC arts

Last week in CBC Arts, Didier Morelli wrote an article about the work of artist Emmanuelle Duret and her exhibition Views from Above presented at Galerie de l’UQAM until January 21, 2023. « Playing with proximity and distance, the artist aptly draws on the photographic archives of concentration camps. The juxtaposition reminds us that we […]

October 27, 2022

Upcoming: Emmanuelle Duret’s exhibition

Views from Above is a photographic and sculptural installation by Emmanuelle Duret (1990-2022) completed by a collective made up of the artist’s close circle after her passing. This project pursues the research undertaken by Duret in Discreet Inscenatory Effects et Die KZ und die Gedenkstätte: Replica I (Sightings, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, 2021) on the rhetoric of […]

October 27, 2022

NEW EXHIBITION: Dawit L. Petros. Spazio Disponibile

Starting November 4, Galerie de l’UQAM presents Dawit L. Petros. Spazio Disponibile, a major exhibition by artist Dawit L. Petros initiated, organized, and circulated by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (Toronto) and curated by Irene Campolmi. Concluding its North American tour in Montreal, this project presents the artist’s vast field of research on the complex layers of colonial and […]

August 21, 2022

Upcoming: caroline pierret pirson’s exhibition

The public is invited to discover the practice of caroline pierret pirson, a graduating Master’s student in visual and media arts (MFA), UQAM.  In the wake of the #metoo uprising, the artist delves into the form of the testimony for its emancipatory potentials and rallying powers. Not to be missed! September 9 – October 22, […]

August 20, 2022


Starting September 9, Galerie de l’UQAM presents à corps perdu | sharing madness, a group exhibition bringing together artists and curators from local and international scenes regarding the different uses of the danced gesture in contemporary art. Curated by Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau and Maude Johnson, the project explores the idea of moving together in a post-2020 context in […]

August 3, 2022

Galerie de l’UQAM unveils its programming for fall 2022!

Galerie de l’UQAM’s 2022-2023 season is off to a strong start with a major fall program devoted to the dialogue between self and other, between speaking and listening, between territory and memory. In September, the gallery begins its programming with two exhibitions drawing from the social upheavals of recent years. On the one hand, the […]

May 10, 2022


The public is invited to discover the practice of Maria Hoyos, a graduating Master’s student in visual and media arts (MFA), UQAM. She explores the symbolic charge of sugar culture, and what it reveals about the relationships of force and power exercised in colonial history, modern history and the establishment of capitalism in Latin America. […]

May 10, 2022


Starting May 20, Galerie de l’UQAM presents Zerynthia. Metamorphosis, a fascinating exhibition focused on listening, poetry and shifting worlds. A collaboration between Galerie de l’UQAM, Association pour l’art contemporain Zerynthia, RAM radioartemobile and Academy of Fine Arts of Rome, the project offers an opportunity to reflect on the artistic experience within a memory and geography […]

April 6, 2022

CIECO conference : Adila Laïdi-Hanieh

Building museum collections under occupation: Redifining the museum in Palestine guest : Adila Laïdi-Hanieh Date : April 13, 2022, 12:30 – 2:00pm (Montreal time) Online on Zoom Registration required Mark your calendar! Galerie de l’UQAM is pleased to join forces with the CIÉCO Partnership to invite you to its third annual conference on April 13 presented by Adila […]

March 21, 2022


At Centre Canadien d’Architecture  In French and English For reservations, visit the FIFA ticketing service International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) is back in force for this hybrid edition which takes place from March 15 to 27! Galerie de l’UQAM is proud to join forces with the FIFA to present the world premiere of the documentary 305 Bellechasse […]

March 3, 2022

Guided tour: DataffectS

March 16, 2022, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Galerie de l’UQAM In French Free admission Join curator Nathalie Bachand and some of the DataffectS artists for a casual guided tour. In an informal atmosphere, this visit will allow you to discover the ideas and issues underlying this rich group exhibition that brings together seven artists and one […]

March 3, 2022

Artist talk: Émylie Bernard

On March 10, 5:30 p.m., Galerie de l’UQAM invites you to an artist talk by Émylie Bernard, graduating master’s student in Visual and Media Arts (UQAM). The artist will discuss her artistic approach as well as research undertaken during her academic career, in an atmosphere conducive to exchange. It will be an opportunity for Émylie […]

February 24, 2022


Galerie de l’UQAM and Galerie UQO are pleased to announce a three-year partnership on the theme of faux-plis, supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec, the first phase of which will consist of a colloquium to be held at the Acfas annual conference in May 2022. The three components of the Faux-plis project are […]

February 14, 2022

Protocol for a safe visit

Galerie de l’UQAM and Université du Québec à Montréal have put in place safety procedures in accordance with public safety guidelines as well as municipal, provincial and federal administrations. These adjustments to our usual methods aim to offer a relaxed, safe and inspiring visit. 1. Schedule Galerie de l’UQAM is open to the public from […]

January 31, 2022


As university activities resume, Galerie de l’UQAM continues to multiply the ways in which it engages with the work of researchers. During the summer and fall of 2021, our team continued a vast digitization project of the archives documenting Galerie de l’UQAM’s exhibitions from the 1980s and 1990s. After a meticulous selection of hundreds of […]

January 27, 2022


The public is invited to discover the practice of Émylie Bernard, a graduating Master’s student in visual and media arts (MFA), UQAM. Through a variety of mediums, she explores the anxiety that inhabits her by means of a sensitive and benevolent approach. The artist transports us into an introspective universe where anxiety and vulnerability become […]

January 27, 2022


Galerie de l’UQAM launches the new year with DataffectS, a rich group exhibition bringing together seven artists and a collective (Canada, France, Belgium, Cuba, United States). Curated by Nathalie Bachand and with the support of Wallonie-Bruxelles International and the Délégation générale Wallonie-Bruxelles au Québec, the project calls into question the issues and effects relating to digital media. Bringing […]

January 17, 2022


Save the date! On January 27, Galerie de l’UQAM and the Consulat général de France à Québec will present a new edition of La nuit des idée in virtual format. Each year, La nuit des idées invites participating cultural venues to imagine their programming around a single theme chosen to resonate in many fields and to offer […]

December 23, 2021


As the holidays approach, the Galerie de l’UQAM’s team would like to thank you for having spent 2021 with us. May the new year be filled with kindness, health, and beautiful discoveries! The Gallery team will be back on January 10, 2022. In the meantime, you can explore our virtual exhibitions, browse through our free online publications, […]

December 22, 2021

Reading suggestions for the holidays

Don’t have anything to read handy? Why not check out one of our 23 free and complete online publications!: Paul-André Fortier. Solo 30 x 30 (2011) Solo Snow. Works of Michael Snow (2011) Artur Żmijewski. Scenarios of dissidence (2011) Shary Boyle. Flesh and Blood (2010) Œuvres à la rue : pratiques et discours émergents en […]

October 26, 2021

Soon: A solo exhibition by Enrique Ramírez

Galerie de l’UQAM will be hosting a major exhibition by Enrique Ramírez in collaboration with the École nationale supérieure de la photographie (Arles, France). Showcasing his first solo exhibition in Canada, the Chilean artist is known for his sensitive treatment of biopolitical themes both historical and current, such as the Pinochet dictatorship and the politics of migration, […]

August 25, 2021

Galerie de l’UQAM x MOMENTA: Of the Land

Galerie de l’UQAM is pleased to host as of September 8 Of the land, an exhibition presented in collaboration with MOMENTA Biennale de l’image as part of its 17th edition, entitled Sensing Nature. This edition is rooted in two complementary notions: nature that senses and humans sensing nature. In this biennale, we are making room for […]

July 28, 2021

Galerie de l’UQAM unveils its programming for fall 2021!

Galerie de l’UQAM’s 2021-2022 season starts off with a bang this fall, with two large-scale exhibitions presented in collaboration with major partners from the international arts scene. As of September, visitors will be invited to discover MOMENTA Biennale de l’image’s newest edition, entitled Sensing Nature. On the one hand, this event explores the concept of a […]

July 17, 2021

Galerie de l’UQAM is on summer break!

Exhibitions Françoise Sullivan. The 1970s and Annie France Leclerc. Par-delà la forêt se trouve un jardin came to a close last Friday. See you on September 8 for MOMENTA Biennale de l’image’s 17th edition entitled Sensing Nature (Quand la nature ressent), which will take place until October 24. In the meantime, you can visit our […]

June 9, 2021

Rémi Belliveau shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award 2021

Congratulations to Rémi Belliveau, who is among the five shortlisted artists for the 2021 Sobey Art Award, given by the National Gallery of Canada ! Belliveau presented at the Galerie de l’UQAM in the fall of 2020, Hier semble si loin / Chapitre 4 / Jean Dularge, an experimental historiographic project wherein a historic fiction is performed and inserted into the fragmented and little-known history of rock ‘n roll in New […]

May 12, 2021

QUADrature in Vie des arts

Vie des arts presents an article by Didier Morelli, about the digital initiative QUADrature and the four exhibitions presented on the platform.  « Reminiscent of its namesake, the television play Quad (1981) by Samuel Beckett, QUADrature’s success relies on the strengths of its individual performers, an extensive network of contemporary makers coming together in a choreography. Each constituent part of the project, […]

March 15, 2021


Title: La grande marche des petites choses Directors: Aurélie Collignon, Raphaëlle de Groot Canada, France | 2020 | 46min | French As part of Festival international du film sur l’art (FIFA)‘s 39th edition, Galerie de l’UQAM will be co-presenting La grande marche des petites choses, a film directed by Raphaëlle de Groot and Aurélie Collignon. On Thursday, March 18, at […]

March 15, 2021

Presentation of The Zerynthia Book

Guests: Cecilia Casorati, Hou Hanru, Fabrice Hyber, Ken Lum, Mario Pieroni, Dora Stiefelmeier Host: Louise Déry Date: March 18, 2021, 1 – 2 p.m. (6 – 7 p.m., Italy) Online via Zoom In French, English and Italian Free admission Galerie de l’UQAM invites you to virtually celebrate the publication of the ever-important The Zerynthia Book. Created by Zerynthia, Contemporary […]

February 24, 2021

Deep Times: final act of the QUADrature project

Curator: Bénédicte Ramade Artists: Maryse Goudreau, Kelly Jazvac, Clara Lacasse, Jessica Slipp Dates: From March 11, 2021 Virtual inauguration: Thursday, March 11, 5 p.m. Galerie de l’UQAM reveals Deep Times, the fourth and final chapter of the QUADrature project, conceived specifically for digital screens. We are once again joining forces with LOKI, a Montréal-based design studio, for the project’s web design. After having […]

January 20, 2021

A new virtual edition of La nuit des idées

On January 28, Galerie de l’UQAM and the Consulat général de France à Québec will present a new Montréal edition of La nuit des idées (Night of Ideas), with a variety of inspiring guests ready to discuss and reflect on major issues of our time. An unexpected year was bound to bring about an even more […]

December 14, 2020

Upcoming: virtual exhibition Sak vid pa kanpe!

Galerie de l’UQAM is pround to present the third act of the virtual initiative QUADrature : Sak vid pa kanpe! (An empty bag can’t stand upright!), which will begin on January 14th 2021.  By adopting this Creole proverb, the curators of the Musée d’art actuel / Département des invisibles highlight the political dimension of the body as a vehicle driven by the desire for social transformation. The exhibition features the artistic research of Marie La Vierge and Yonel Charles, Eliza Olkinitskaya, Anahita Norouzi and […]

November 23, 2020

Acts I and II of QUADrature once more available

Galerie de l’UQAM is pleased to once again give access to the QUADrature project’s first two acts: Respiration and Somewhere, Otherwise. Both having ended in fall 2020, the first was curated by Diane Gistal and brought together artists Marie-Danielle Duval, Moridja Kitenge Banza, Marie-Laure S. Louis and Siaka S. Traoré, while the second was curated by Ariane De Blois and […]

October 15, 2020

Somewhere, Otherwise: new online exhibition

Pursuing its project conceived for the virtual arena, QUADrature, Galerie de l’UQAM will present the second of four acts: Somewhere, Otherwise. At a time when we are feeling the pain of the ban on gatherings and information and communication technologies are among our only means of maintaining ties with others, questioning our ways of being in the […]

October 12, 2020

Le soulèvement infini awarded an Idéa 2020 Prize

Our publication entitled Le soulèvement infini has won an Idéa 2020 Prize – Silver in the Design/Book Publishing category! Our warmest thanks to Marc-André Roy for his innovative graphic design work.

September 14, 2020

September 17 opening cancelled

We are sorry to inform you that, in order to avoid any risk of the spread of Covid-19, the opening evening of September 17, 2020 cannot take place. We will be happy to welcome you throughout the exhibitions, which will open on September 18 from 1 p.m. We invite you to book your time slots […]

September 9, 2020

Upcoming: Rémi Belliveau exhibition

In April, 1967, Acadian singer-songwriter Jean Dularge did not record his 45 single “Viens voir l’Acadie”. He was not the first artist signed by Les Disques Acadisco (label), nor was he required to cancel the release of his song due to a supposed copyright dispute. Hier semble si loin / Chapitre 4 / Jean Dularge […]

September 8, 2020

New on-site exhibition: Mending

Mending reengages with the Université du Québec à Montréal Art Collection, an artistic legacy spanning half a century and over 4,000 works of art. This updated cross-section of works reflects a diverse corpus of art from Québec and around the world spotlighting new acquisitions and overlooked, or even neglected, pieces from our catalogue. Whether as […]

August 27, 2020

Respiration: new virtual exhibition

The central motif of Respiration (“Breathing”) is a seemingly banal action that has taken on an eminently political status for African communities and people of African descent. Breath and the threat of breathlessness, whether as symbolic or physical facts, loom over Black lives like a sword of Damocles. Recent developments in the United States have […]

August 20, 2020


The 2020-2021 season at Galerie de l’UQAM will be dedicated to dialogue between happenings past and present, between artworks, archives, and artefacts, and between various communities and segments of society. As of September, the public will be invited to discover the work of Rémi Belliveau, graduating Master’s student in visual and media arts, who will […]

June 24, 2020

Emmanuelle Léonard, Scotiabank Photography Award Finalist

Exciting news: artist Emmanuelle Léonard is a finalist for the prestigious Scotiabank Photography Award! She was nominated by Louise Déry, Galerie de l’UQAM’s director. Congratulations to winner Dana Claxton and fellow finalist Jin-me Yoon. The Scotiabank Photography Award is Canada’s largest annual peer-nominated and peer-reviewed award that acknowledges the outstanding contribution that its winners have made […]

June 12, 2020

New upcoming project: QUADrature

Curated successively by Diane Gistal, Ariane De Blois, the Musée d’art actuel / Département des invisibles and Bénédicte Ramade, a new artistic initiative will take place within a microsite produced by Galerie de l’UQAM for the entirety of the 2020-2021 season, under the title QUADrature. The project is inspired by the work Quad (1980) by […]

May 21, 2020

MOMENTA 2021: Call for Canadian Artists

Canadian artists have until May 24 to send in their submissions for MOMENTA |Biennale de l’image 2021! This edition, under the theme Sensing Nature, will explore nature as a maker of images representing itself. For the biennale’s 17th edition, we are looking for works by Canadian artists that explore the idea of nature representing itself […]

May 8, 2020

esse arts + opinions magazine: new issue

With spring comes a new issue of esse arts + opinions entitled Plants, available as of now in digital format! “Generally solicited for what they are, but also for their metaphorical meanings, the flowers, stalks, roots, fruit, and leaves that appear in these pages sometimes evoke human exploitation, domination, and the collapse of ecosystems, but […]

May 1, 2020

Watch the film David Altmejd, Chaorismatic for free!

You can watch the film David Altmejd, Chaorismatic (2012) for free on the Xavier Hufkens Gallery’s website until May 15! Revisit several of David Altmejd’s major projects, such as his exhibition at the Venice Biennale’s Canadian Pavilion in 2007, produced by Galerie de l’UQAM and curated by Louise Déry. A film by Rénald Bellemare 52 min, […]

April 20, 2020

New online exhibition!

Curators : Collectif 20 Artists: Maude Arès, Amélie Proulx, Giorgia Volpe, Shabnam Zeraati Online as of April 20, 2020 ce qui du monde se prélève permet à l’œil de s’ouvrir is an exhibition created by Collectif 20, which brings together artists Maude Arès, Amélie Proulx, Giorgia Volpe and Shabnam Zeraati. Initially meant to be shown […]

April 17, 2020

Che fare? / What Is to Be Done?: online project by RAM radioartemobile

Follow a fascinating project by our colleagues at RAM radioartemobile! “When art cannot be seen, you can listen to it.” This simple sentence fully summarizes the meaning of this initiative by RAM radioartemobile entitled Che fare? / What Is to Be Done?. Every day, starting Monday March 16, the contributions of the invited artists will be […]

April 1, 2020

Stefanie Hessler nominated curator for MOMENTA

Our friends at Momenta | Biennale de l’image have revealed the identity of the curator for their next edition: congratulations to Stefanie Hessler! Director of Kunsthalle Trondheim in Norway, Hessler will furthermore be publishing an essay in our next catalogue focusing on Deployment, Emmanuelle Léonard’s solo show that Galerie de l’UQAM presented until last January. […]

February 20, 2020

La nuit blanche at Galerie de l’UQAM

On Saturday, February 29, make the most of Montréal’s Nuit blanche by visiting exhibitions These Rooms of Earth and Stones and Heidi Barkun. LET’S GET YOU PREGNANT! The gallery will be open from 8 p.m. to midnight for the occasion. Mediators will be in the gallery space to present the works on display and to […]

February 18, 2020

Louise Déry on MAtv

Must-watch! Louise Déry, Galerie de l’UQAM’s director, was interviewed on MAtv in regards the presence of visual arts in the media. The thirty-minute-long clip is available on their website.

February 15, 2020

Artist talk: Heidi Barkun

On February 19, 12:45 p.m., Galerie de l’UQAM invites you to a artist talk by Heidi Barkun, graduating master’s student in Visual and Media Arts (UQAM) with a concentration in Feminist Studies. The artist will discuss her artistic approach as well as research undertaken during her academic career, in an atmosphere conducive to exchange. It will […]

February 12, 2020

Artist Heidi Barkun in the exhibition space

This Saturday (Feb. 15), artist Heidi Barkun will be in the exhibition space to offer tea and to answer visitors’ questions relating to LET’S GET YOU PREGNANT!. She will also be present on March 21, last day of the exhibition. We encourage you to bring your own cups!

February 10, 2020

Heidi Barkun in La Presse

Must-read! An article regarding Heidi Barkun’s exhibition LET’S GET YOU PREGNANT! was just published this morning in La Presse.

February 7, 2020

Me: an exhibition at Maison théâtre

From February 7 to 16 and in the context of Le problème avec le rose, a show presented at Maison Théâtre, Galerie de l’UQAM launches Me, a new and exciting exhibition. Me brings together a selection of works drawn from the Petite collection, each reflecting on the notion of identity. In opposition to fixed, binary conceptions, […]

February 5, 2020

Waiting: launch of our new publication

February 6, starting at 5:30 p.m., on the night of the opening for exhibitions These Rooms of Earth and Stones and Heidi Barkun. LET’S GET YOU PREGNANT!, we will be lauching our all-new book entitled Waiting. This catalogue accompanies the exhibition bearing the same name, produced by Galerie de l’UQAM and presented last winter. Authors: Louise […]

February 5, 2020

Artist talks by Michel Boulanger and Katja Davar

This friendly conversation put together by Programme ICI – Intervenants culturels internationaux between the artists and the curator of These Rooms of Earth and Stones will put into perspective the works shown in the exhibition in regards to Boulanger and Davar’s global practice. This activity will furthermore highlight similarities between both artists’ work as well […]

January 24, 2020


As of February 7, artist Heidi Barkun proposes a foray into the world of in vitro fertilization with LET’S GET YOU PREGNANT! Based on the testimonies of women who have gone through unsuccessful in vitro treatments, the exhibition is an invitation to reflect on how identity, science and procreation intersect. Don’t miss the opening, happening Thursday, […]

January 24, 2020

Opening: These Rooms of Earth and Stones

As of February, Galerie de l’UQAM will be closely observing the impact of human activity on our environment with These Rooms of Earth and Stones, an exhibition that brings together the work of artists Michel Boulanger (QC) and Katja Davar (DE). Don’t miss the opening, happening Thursday, February 6, at 5:30 p.m. Free admission.

January 22, 2020

Montréal’s 3rd edition of La nuit des idées

Guests: Heidi Barkun, artist and researcher in visual arts Domingo Cisneros, visual artist and writer Luce Des Aulniers, anthropologist and emeritus professor at the Département de communication sociale et publique (UQAM) Juliette Lusven, artist and researcher in visual arts Antoine Payot, pediatrician, neonatologist and director of the Bureau d’éthique clinique (Université de Montréal) Lilyane Rachédi, […]

December 16, 2019

Galerie de l’UQAM’s holiday schedule

Galerie de l’UQAM will soon be taking a short break for the holidays! We will be closing from December 22, 2019 up to and including January 6, 2020. Please note that the gallery with also be closed on Friday, December 20, as an exception to our regular schedule. The exhibition Emmanuelle Léonard. Deployment will continue […]

December 9, 2019

Holiday book sale

In order to celebrate the end of an art-filled year, we’re offering special prices on all of our publications. You’ll find them either at $5, $10 or $20, or 20% off. Hurry! Our offer is in effect until the holidays. Please note that the gallery will be closed from December 22, 2019 up to and […]

November 21, 2019

Round table: L’espace arctique

On December 3, as part of the exhibition Deployment, Galerie de l’UQAM invites you to a round table that will bring together artist Emmanuelle Léonard and curator Louise Déry, as well as several experts in geopolitical, social, environmental and artistic issues pertaining to the Canadian Far North. Guests: Charles Brunette, Louise Déry, Geronimo Inutiq, Emmanuelle […]

November 21, 2019

Deployment covered by Radio-Canada

Radio-Canada Information released a report this morning on Deployment, an ongoing exhibition at Galerie de l’UQAM. Sponsored by the Canadian Forces Artists Program, artist Emmanuelle Léonard followed soldiers during their mission in the Arctic. A must-see!

November 11, 2019

Guided tour: Deployment

On November 23, join artist Emmanuelle Léonard and curator Louise Déry for a guided tour of Deployment! This informal activity will give you a chance to better grasp the artist’s riche documentary practice that delves into a number of relevant subjects such as climate change. Free admission! In French

November 6, 2019

Our Mummy at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Last night, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts celebrated the inauguration of the Stephan Crétier and Stéphany Maillery Wing for the Arts of One World. Hetep-Bastet’s mummy and coffin, as well as a sphinx, from the Collection d’oeuvres d’art de l’UQAM appear among the museum’s various collections of ancient cultures. Contemporary works of art furthermore […]

October 24, 2019

Catherine Bédard, recipient of a Hnatyshyn Foundation Award

Congratulations to Catherine Bédard, recipient of the Hnatyshyn Foundation’s Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art! Galerie de l’UQAM is pround to have collaborated a number of times with Ms. Bédard and the Centre culturel canadien (CCC) in Paris, for which she is the curator of exhibitions and assistant director. Some of these collaborations include […]

October 21, 2019

Opening: Emmanuelle Léonard. Deployment

On Thursday, October 31, 5:30 p.m., Galerie de l’UQAM is delighted to invite you to the opening of Emmanuelle Léonard. Deployment, an exhibition putting forth a new body of photo and video works by the Montréal-based artist, initiated during a residency in the Arctic sponsored by the Canadian Forces Artists Program. See you there!

October 6, 2019

Canadian Art publishes an article on MOMENTA 2019

A great article was published in Canadian Art magazine last week on the current edition of Momenta | Biennale de l’image! Come visit us until October 13. “I came away from this year’s MOMENTA delighted by the intricate and imaginative works I saw, as well as self-conscious of the place of things in my own life. Larivière, thankfully, […]

October 3, 2019

An artist talk by Jérôme Havre at UQAM

Save the date! Next Thursday (October 10), Programme ICI – intervenants culturels internationaux will invite artist Jérôme Havre to speak, as part of his participation in Momenta | Biennale de l’image during which the video Triangle Trade is presented at Galerie de l’UQAM. The talk will take place in room J-6180 (6th floor of the […]

September 26, 2019

The gallery closed on September 27

In support of the Global Climate Strike, Galerie de l’UQAM will be closed on September 27, 2019. We encourage you to take part in the Montréal Climate March, as well as all other activities ensuing from this major movement working towards an awarness of climate change issues.

September 24, 2019

Launch of 2 publications at Galerie de l’UQAM

On October 2, come celebrate with us the launch of two new publications! The first, entitled Le soulèvement infini, delves into Uprisings, a seminal exhibition curated by Georges Didi-Huberman. The second, Le désordre des choses. L’art et l’épreuve du politique, is a collective book published by Les éditions esse arts + opinions which features, among […]

September 5, 2019

A Successful Opening!

Thank you all for coming last night and making the inauguration of MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image‘s 2019 edition a great success! With an opening, a press conference, a performance by Maryse Larivière and much more, yesterday was quite the busy day…! We’ll be showing The Life of Things until October 13, 2019.

August 27, 2019

MOMENTA 2019: an article in Le Devoir

An interesting article on MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image‘s newest edition by Nicolas Mavrikakis was published last Saturday in Le Devoir. A must-read! « En trente ans, les choses ont changé, la pratique photographique s’est ouverte à bien des hybridités et, depuis 2017, le Mois de la photo est devenu Momenta, Biennale de l’image, événement […]

August 26, 2019

Inauguration: The Life of Things

Next Wednesday (September 4), we will already be celebrating the opening for MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image‘s newest edition! Visit Galerie de l’UQAM as of 5 p.m. to: * Discover 2 of the 4 components in the biennale’s thematic exhibition; * Participate in the launch their new exhibition catalog; * Attend a performance by artist […]

July 22, 2019

Unveiling of the 2019-2020 program

Galerie de l’UQAM’s 2019-2020 season will question our complex relations to our surroundings, at a time when our environment is experiencing significant changes. Galerie de l’UQAM will start the year off on a strong note, hosting the 2019 edition of MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image, The Life of Things. In a critical perspective regarding material […]

July 17, 2019

MNBAQ acquires a work by Stanley Février

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) is currently acquiring cette chair, a work by Stanley Février, which was just recently part of the Over My Black Body exhibtion presented at Galerie de l’UQAM up until June. This work is being added to D’où venons-nous? Que sommes-nous? Où allons-nous?, an exhibition bringing together over forty […]

July 12, 2019

The gallery in Art public Montréal’s tours

Summer is the perfect time to discover and enjoy public artworks. With its new map, Art public Montréal invites you to check out two works belonging to the Collection d’œuvres d’art de l’UQAM. You’ll find Montagne (1997) by Françoise Sullivan and Intermezzo (1998) by Richard Purdy in the Montréal, City of Festivals circuit, at Quartier des spectacles.

July 11, 2019

Summer residency at the gallery

Galerie de l’UQAM is keeping itself busy, even during the summer! Tomorrow marks the last day that the Groupe de recherche sur la lumière from the Faculté des arts de l’UQAM will be conducting its residency in the gallery space. This group is comprised of artists and teachers from the École des arts visuels et médiatiques de […]

June 6, 2019

2019 Plein sud scholarship

Congratulations to Maude Arès, a finalist for the 2019 Plein sud scholarship for the quality of her artistic practice! The graduating master’s student in visual and media arts (UQAM) is presenting L’algue flotte dans une rivière, amenée par le débit de l’eau, elle s’agrippe à la pierre, elle y reste longtemps, on show at Galerie […]

May 25, 2019

Galerie de l’UQAM at MOMENTA’s 16th edition

MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image is back for its 16th edition that will take place from September 5 to October 13, 2019! Under the theme of The Life of Things and curated by María Wills Londoño in collaboration with Audrey Genois and Maude Johnson, this edition gathers 39 artists around sociocultural, political, and economic concerns […]

May 24, 2019

Artist talk: Maude Arès

As part of the L’art observe series, Galerie de l’UQAM invites you to an artist talk on June 13 by Maude Arès, graduating Master’s student in Visuel and Media arts (UQAM). Arès will present her exhibition as well as the themes underlying her research as a graduate student. Not to be missed!

May 23, 2019

Second guided tour of Over My Black Body

Save the date! On June 6, one of the two curators of Over My Black Body, Eunice Bélidor, will offer a guided tour of the exhibition, in order to better understand the themes and issues underlying the exhibition and its works. This is the show’s second and final tour.

May 10, 2019

Round table: Over My Black Body

Take advantage of the presence in Montréal of artists Erika DeFreitas, Stanley Février and Amartey Golding from Over My Black Body to explore the themes raised by the exhibition. In this round table moderated by curators Eunice Bélidor and Anaïs Castro, guests will discuss their respective contributions to the exhibition, while anchoring their interventions in […]

May 10, 2019

Maude Arès : activations of the installation

Galerie de l’UQAM invites you to see artist Maude Arès activate the miniature collection of fragmented materials that make up the installation L’algue flotte dans une rivière, amenée par le débit de l’eau, elle s’agrippe à la pierre, elle y reste longtemps. An arrangement of dead, brown flowers, a green ram’s horn, blue rocks, pieces […]

May 7, 2019

Guided tour: Over My Black Body

Thinking of taking part of our next opening, on May 16, 5:30 p.m.? Don’t forget to also participate in the guided tour of Over My Black Body, which will precede the festivities (4:30 – 5:30 p.m.), alongside the curators as well as a few artists from the exhibition. Looking forward to seeing you there!

May 6, 2019

Opening: Over My Black Body and Maude Arès

To enjoy our two new exhibitions in a festive atmosphere, we recommend you participate in the opening that will take place on May 16. See Over My Black Body and Maude Arès. L’algue flotte dans une rivière, amenée par le débit de l’eau, elle s’agrippe à la pierre, elle y reste longtemps, starting at 5:30 […]

April 16, 2019

Galerie de l’UQAM at the OFFTA festival

The OFFTA festival launched its 2019 program. Galerie de l’UQAM will be once again participating, this time with exhibitions Over My Black Body and Maude Arès. L’algue flotte dans une rivière, amenée par le débit de l’eau, elle s’agrippe à la pierre, elle y reste longtemps. On June 1, come by and enjoy two performances: […]

April 10, 2019

Opening: Passage à découvert 2019

This coming Thursday, April 25, discover the work of up-and-coming artists in Passage à découvert 2019, an annual exhibition overseen by École des arts visuels et médiatiques de l’UQAM, and featuring projects by graduating students in visual and media arts (BFA) from UQAM.

March 21, 2019

Artist talks: Salle des maquettes

In the context of Salle des maquettes, one of Galerie de l’UQAM’s current exhibitions, you are invited to take part in an informal discussion with four artists: Thomas Corriveau, Manon De Pauw, Raymond Lavoie and Denis Rousseau. Learn more about the ideas and concepts underlying the exhibition and the works displayed.

March 21, 2019

Artist Talk: Nans Bortuzzo

Galerie de l’UQAM invites you to an artist talk by Nans Bortuzzo, graduating masters student in visual and media arts (UQAM). Bortuzzo will discuss the questions and ideas underlying his exhibition 5Ws, pressented at the gallery until April 13, 2019.

February 21, 2019

Opening: Salle des maquettes and 5Ws

Galerie de l’UQAM is pleased to invite you to the opening of its two new shows: Salle des maquettes, bringing together works from the Collection d’oeuvres d’art de l’UQAM and the Petite collection, as well as 5WS by Nans Bortuzzo, a graduating master’s student in visual and media arts (MFA), UQAM. See you Thursday, March 7, […]

February 16, 2019

A Grafika award for one of our catalogs

The Françoise Sullivan. Trajectoires resplendissantes catalog was recently awarded by Grafika. Congratulations to graphic designer Marc-André Roy for his work! Published in december of 2017, this publication followed Françoise Sullivan. Radiant Trajectories, an exhibition presented at Galerie de l’UQAM from January 11 to February 18, 2017.

February 14, 2019

Guided tour: Waiting

Only a few days left to enjoy our two ongoing exhibitions, Waiting and Leila Zelli. Terrain de jeux! For the show’s final day, join us on Saturday, February 23, in a guided tour of Waiting, alongside curator Fabrizio Gallanti and artists Emmanuelle Léonard, Alain Parent, Jean-Maxime Dufresne and Virginie Laganière. In an informal atmosphere, this […]

February 6, 2019

Dana Wyse. Peculiar Prescriptions at Maison théâtre

From February 8 to 17, Galerie de l’UQAM will be presenting Dana Wyse. Peculair Prescriptions at Maison Théâtre, as part of the performances of the play Marco bleu at Maison théâtre. Dana Wyse. Peculiar Prescriptions is organized by Galerie de l’UQAM, and the works are from the Petite Collection, a cabinet of curiosities from the Collection d’œuvres d’art […]

February 5, 2019

Galerie de l’UQAM takes part in Ateliers ouverts

In exactly one week, Ateliers ouverts (Open Studio), an event created by students from the master’s in visual and media arts (UQAM), will take place. The event aims to display the students’ ongoing projects as well as showcase UQAM’s arts programs to future students.

February 5, 2019

Artist talk: Leila Zelli

On February 12, Galerie de l’UQAM invites you to an artist talk by Leila Zelli, graduating master’s student in visual and media arts, whose exhibition entitled Terrain de jeux is being shown at the gallery until February 23. Come hear the artist speak about her work and the ideas behind our current exhibition.

February 4, 2019

Leila Zelli, winner of the 2019 Impressions Residency

Congratulations to Leila Zelli, winner of the 2019 Impressions Residency at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA)! Each year, the Museum has invited an emerging visual artist representing Montréal’s cultural diversity to produce a research and create a project by taking a unique, original look at the Museum’s collections. From February to March 2019, Leila […]

January 16, 2019

La nuit des idées: Québec’s second edition

On January 31, Galerie de l’UQAM and the Consulat général de France à Québec will present Québec’s second edition of La nuit des idées, under the theme of Le présent suspendu. The event will bring together serveral leading figures from various disciplines for an evening of thought and deliberation.

December 11, 2018

Opening: Waiting and Leila Zelli. Terrain de jeux

Galerie de l’UQAM launches the year 2019 with the opening of Waiting, a rich group exhibition bringing together Québec and international artists, as well as Terrain de jeux by Leila Zelli, a graduating master’s student in visual and media arts (UQAM). Furthermore, the esse arts + opinions staff will be present to launch its new […]

December 11, 2018

Programming for Winter and Spring 2019 revealed

Planning is already underway for winter and spring 2019. Focusing on a variety of topics, upcoming projects at Galerie de l’UQAM will explore classification systems, critique controls, and experiment with alternative methodologies for creating meaning. The large hall of Galerie de l’UQAM will be showcasing collective exhibitions, enabling us to present multiple points of view […]

October 27, 2018

Now online: Video recording of the Uprisings conference

The complete video recording of the Soulèvements : entre mémoires et désirs conference, which was presented in the context of Uprisings and took place September 7, is now available online! Revisit talks by Georges Didi-Huberman, Nicole Brossard, Katrie Chagnon, Philippe Despoix, Dalie Giroux, Jean-François Hamel, Ginette Michaud and Tamara Vukov in the comfort of your own […]

October 16, 2018


On November 8, 2018, come take part in the DES VOIX QUI S’ÉLÈVENT Symposium, organized by the Département d’histoire de l’art de l’UQAM, and presented by Galerie de l’UQAM and Cinémathèque québécoise. This event takes place in the context of Uprisings, our exhibition currently on view. Participants: Maxime Boidy, Martine Chartrand, Hannah Claus, Ersy Contogouris, […]

October 14, 2018

Uprisings in Ciel variable magazine

Ciel variable magazine met up with Louise Déry, director of Galerie de l’UQAM, to talk about Uprisings. You can read the full article (in French) online or in the paper issue of no. 110 – Migration, Fall 2018.