14 September 2020

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. Mandatory reservations Galerie de l’UQAM’s admission remains free. In order […]

14 September 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 […]

9 September 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 […]

8 September 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 […]

27 August 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 […]

20 August 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 […]

24 June 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 […]

12 June 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 […]

21 May 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 […]

8 May 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 […]

1 May 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, […]

20 April 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 […]

17 April 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 […]

1 April 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. […]

20 February 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 […]

18 February 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.

15 February 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 […]

12 February 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!

10 February 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.

7 February 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, […]

5 February 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 […]

5 February 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 […]

24 January 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, […]

24 January 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.

22 January 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, […]

16 December 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 […]

9 December 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 […]

21 November 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 […]

21 November 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!

11 November 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

6 November 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 […]

24 October 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 […]

21 October 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!

6 October 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, […]

3 October 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 […]

26 September 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.

24 September 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 […]

5 September 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.

27 August 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 […]

26 August 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 […]

22 July 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 […]

17 July 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 […]

12 July 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.

11 July 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 […]

6 June 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 […]

25 May 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 […]

24 May 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!

23 May 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.

10 May 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 […]

10 May 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 […]

7 May 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!

6 May 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 […]

16 April 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: […]

10 April 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.

21 March 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.

21 March 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.

21 February 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, […]

16 February 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.

14 February 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 […]

6 February 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 […]

5 February 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.

5 February 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.

4 February 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 […]

16 January 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.

11 December 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 […]

11 December 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 […]

27 October 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 […]

16 October 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, […]

14 October 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.