6 PM Francisco González-Rosas presentation
6:30 PM Nico Williams presentation
7 PM Mara Eagle presentation
7:30 PM Chun Hua Catherine Dong presentation
8 PM conversation with the artists and cocktail
Presentations will be offered in English.
Chun Hua Catherine Dong (she/they) is a Chinese-born Tiohtià:ke/Montréal-based multimedia artist. Dong received an MFA in Intermedia from Concordia University and a BFA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Dong has exhibited their works at the Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France; Manif d’art—Quebec City Biennial; MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image, Montréal; the Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania; the Canadian Cultural Centre Paris, France; the Aine Art Museum, Tornio, Finland; Bury Art Museum, Manchester, UK; the Museo de la Cancillería, Mexico City; the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario; Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax; the DongGang Museum of Photography, Yeongwol County, South Korea; the He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China; the Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China; the Art Museum at University of Toronto; and the Varley Art Gallery of Markham, Ontario, among others.
Dong has performed in many international performance art festivals, such as Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival, Chicago; 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, Toronto; Encuentr Performance, Santiago, Chile; The Great American Performance Art Festival, New York; Infr’Action, Venice, Italy; Dublin Live Art Festival, Ireland; Experimental Action/Performance Art, Houston; Internationales Festival für Performance, Mannheim, Germany; Inverse Performance Art Festival, California; Miami Performance International Festival; Nuit Blanche, Montréal; Visualeyez Performance Festival, Edmonton; M:ST Performative Art Festival, Calgary, and many public art galleries and spaces in Europe, North and South America.
Among many other grants and awards, Dong received the Franklin Furnace Award for performance art in New York in 2014, was listed amongst the “10 Artists Who Are Reinventing History” by Canadian Art in 2017, and was named “Artist of the Year” at the DongGang International Photo Festival in 2018. Dong was also a finalist for the Contemporary Art Award at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Prix en art actuel du MNBAQ) in 2020, and was awarded the Cultural Diversity in Visual Arts Award by the Conseil des arts de Montréal in 2021.
Mara Eagle is an American video and installation artist based in Montréal. Born in Boston in 1988, Eagle holds a Bachelor of Arts from Marlboro College (Vermont) and a Master of Fine Arts from Concordia University (Montréal). Pulling intuitively from the world of pop-culture, the Internet, and technology industries, her work explores the legacy of Western philosophy and natural science. Most recently, her projects have been animation-based, focusing on how practices of observation and representation in Western art and science have formulated a concept of nature amenable to industrialization, colonialism, and exploitation. Currently, she is a Bronfman fellow at Concordia University, as well as a collaborator with the Transformations of the Human program at University of California, Berkeley. Recently, her work has been exhibited at Pangée, Montréal; the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal; Critical Distance, Toronto; the University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington; the Centre Clark, Montréal; Ada X, Montréal; the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Montréal; and Saw Video Media Centre, Ottawa, with a forthcoming exhibition at Concordia University’s FOFA Gallery. Her research has been generously supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Berggruen Institute, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) and the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation.
Francisco González-Rosas (he/they) is a performance and new media artist born in Chile, currently based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. Their creative research practice revolves around the constant mediation of reality in contemporary life, using performance as a generative device for inquiry rather than an end in itself. González-Rosas holds an MFA in Intermedia from Concordia University (Montréal), and a BA in Acting from Finis Terrae University (Santiago, Chile). Solo exhibitions include Techniques of the Narcissist at the Elektra Gallery, Montréal (2019), and The Museum of the Copy/Pasted Identities at the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology, Toronto (2022).
Nico Williams, ᐅᑌᒥᐣ (b. 1989) is Anishinaabe and member of Aamjiwnaang First Nation community. He is currently working in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. He has a multidisciplinary, often collaborative, practice that is centred around sculptural beadwork.
Williams is an active member of the urban Indigenous Montréal Arts community, a board member of the Biennale d’art contemporain autochtone (Contemporary Native Art Biennial), and a member of the Contemporary Geometric Beadwork research team. He has taught workshops at the University of British Columbia; York University, Toronto; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, NSCAD University, Halifax; the Indigenous Art Centre (CIRNAC), Gatineau; and Carleton University, Ottawa.
His work has been shown internationally and across Canada, including at Arsenal Contemporary Art, New York; the Art Museum at the University of Toronto; the Bill Reid Gallery, Vancouver; the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina; the Victoria Arts Council, Victoria; and several places in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, such as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art; and La Guilde.
May 3 → January 7
The immersive experience Space Explorers: THE INFINITE, presented in the Old Port, is back in Montreal featuring new captivating content captured in space
August 1 → January 7
An immersive exhibition that explores the connections between sexuality and technology
November 19 and December 3
Drag artist Bijuriya will offer a reading of children’s books, followed by a creative activity led by an educator from the PHI Foundation