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Over My Black Body

Curators: Eunice Bélidor, Anaïs Castro

Artists: Nakeya Brown, Stanley Février, Erika DeFreitas, Amartey Golding

May 17 - June 22, 2019 

Opening: Thursday, May 16, 5:30 p.m.

This exhibition is presented as part UQAM’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

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Over My Black Body is a collaborative project that was born through a sustained conversation between Eunice Bélidor and Anaïs Castro, as they observed the various ways in which the black body is codified in our contemporary societies. Through this ongoing dialogue, an exhibition was created to recognize the struggles against the control of the black body, to assert the rejection of the costumes imposed on it, and to denounce the impunity granted to institutionalized violence. Over My Black Body is an evolving project that will continue to take different forms and to reach different audiences. Its first iteration took place in Berlin in July 2018. At Galerie de l’UQAM, the exhibition will encourage the public to reflect on the many codes that harm the black body in our society. Despite the political nature of the works, the artists still manage to celebrate black life, in its North American and British manifestations, using cultural codes in a playful and provocative manner.

Support provided by

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Canada Council for the Arts Canada Council for the Arts


Université du Québec à Montréal
1400, Rue Berri, Pavillon Judith-Jasmin, Local J-R 120
Montréal, Québec
Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
Free admission