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Explore a world of creativity at PHI! We offer a wide array of cultural activities, including exhibitions, immersive experiences, live music shows, free events, and much more. Whether you're visiting the PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art or the PHI Centre, you’ll find vibrant programs that create unforgettable contemporary art experiences in Old Montreal.

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Water Road

November 24 June 12, 2023

The PHI Centre building comes to life with an interactive multimedia installation of a motion-activated river on its four-story windows on Saint-Pierre Street

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PHI's art collection

December 15 June 11, 2023

An ongoing collection of contemporary artworks, accessible and free at the PHI Centre

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Terms of Use

March 9 July 9, 2023

Terms of Use brings together works that explore the impact of technologies on the definition, construction, and (re)framing of individual and collective selves

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Chaos & Memories

March 22 June 11, 2023

An exhibition comprising a British immersive installation and four award-winning Taiwanese virtual reality works that take us through personal, empirical and historical experiences

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Space Explorers: THE INFINITE

May 3 January 7, 2024

The immersive experience Space Explorers: THE INFINITE, presented in the Old Port, is back in Montreal featuring new captivating content captured in space

Experience Immersion
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BEATS 180

May 25, 26 and 27, 2023

A performance at the crossroads of contemporary dance, digital arts and design. Created by the transdisciplinary BEATS Collective to question our relationship with work and technology

Performance Dance
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Sonic Consciousness

June 3, 2023

An exploration into the transformative power of music and sound

Event Music
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Sonic Consciousness x Habitat Sonore

June 4, 2023

Project Immersed presents two unique audio experiences by talented local and international artists in the Habitat Sonore listening room for one day only

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Aerial Skin

June 12 and 13, 2023

Aerial Skin is a two-part video and performance program that examines how artists use the image to dissect notions as wide-ranging as identity, indigeneity, and queerness; space, safety, and belonging; community and the fragility of otherness

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The Fury by Shirin Neshat

June 28 August 20, 2023

The Fury is a striking and moving tale about the enduring trauma experienced by a fictional female political prisoner

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Sex, Desire and Data

August 1 January 7, 2024

An immersive exhibition that explores the connections between sexuality and technology

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Forgotten Traces

August 4 September 3, 2023

The exhibition marks the end of Wickramasinghe and Brisson-Darveau’s PHI Montréal public engagement residency, realized between September 2022 and June 2023

Exhibition Contemporary Art
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Chromatic Myriad

August 15 July 31

The PHI Centre showcases a light installation with evolving content, adapting to the seasons and exhibitions

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Summer Exhibitions Guided Tour

August 24, 2023

The PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art invites Montréal cultural workers to discover the exhibitions Inhabiting the Imaginary by Moridja Kitenge Banza and Forgotten Traces by artists Amélie Brisson-Darveau and Pavitra Wickramasinghe

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Pelada

September 16, 2023

Montreal’s own duo, Pelada, returns to our stage to present their new album Ahora Más Que Nunca

Performance Music
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PARADE

September 21, 2023

This is not a fashion show. This is not a drag show. This is PARADE!

Performance Playful
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New Media Pioneers

September 21 December 30, 2023

Presented at Place des Arts, New Media Pioneers celebrates the work of Michel Lemieux of 4D ART and Édouard Lock

Exhibition Immersion
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Yung Singh

September 23, 2023

The rapidly rising DJ presents an exhilarating performance that fuses styles in his own unique way

Performance Music
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Fictional Revolutionary Leaders – Film POP

September 28, 2023

In collaboration with Film POP, the PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art presents Fictional Revolutionary Leaders, a double bill including Gloria Camiruaga’s Popsicles (1984) and Beatriz Santiago Muñoz’s Oriana (2022)

Event Contemporary Art
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Eliza Rose

October 8, 2023

The London-based DJ and singer will get you moving with her grooves celebrating soundsystem music

Performance Music
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Sarah McCoy

October 12, 2023

The American singer and pianist performs her new album HIGH PRIESTESS

Performance Music
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Night Confessions

October 16, 2023

A discussion imagined by Club Sexu in conjunction with the exhibition Sex, Desire and Data

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Elektra Festival - The Futures of Today

October 20, 2023

The past and the future are colliding and it is shifting our present moment. Elektra Festival invites the public to an afternoon where we will collectively reimagine the world of tomorrow

Discussion Technology
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The Bureau of Noncompetitive Research

November 3 March 10, 2024

The Bureau of Noncompetitive Research is a public engagement project by the collective of the same name. Taking place in the PHI Foundation’s Education Room

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Hanorah

November 11, 2023

The Montreal artist presents her soulful debut album, Perennial

Performance Music
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La Force

November 21 and 22, 2023

The artist presents a mixture of haunted pop and hot-blooded R&B from her new album XO SKELETON

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Guided Tours with the Education Team for All

December 7, 2023, January 18, February 8 and March 7, 2024

The PHI Foundation invites you to participate in a guided tour led by our team of educators in order to discover the exhibition JOUEZ/PLAY by artist Rirkrit Tiravanija.

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Le party de famille d’Enfabulation

December 9, 2023

The return of a cherished tradition: building up the courage to face the holidays by telling ourselves stories (in French) about family. An inexhaustible subject!

Performance Storytelling
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The Holiday Market

December 14 December 16, 2023

The Holiday Market is an initiative that presents the artistic practices of employees of the PHI Foundation and some special guests

Event Contemporary Art
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Zootherapy Sessions

January 26 and February 4, 2024

As part of the exhibition Rirkrit Tiravanija: JOUEZ/PLAY, the PHI Foundation offers zootherapy sessions in collaboration with the organization Flair Thérapie

Event Contemporary Art
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In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats

February 7 April 28, 2024

An interactive virtual reality adventure that takes audiences back to the heyday of the UK’s illegal Acid House rave scene of the late 1980’s

Virtual Reality Music
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Eve Parker Finley

February 10, 2024

The Montreal multidisciplinary artist will be performing the ethereal bangers from her sophomore album In The End

Performance Music
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The Horizon of Khufu

February 16 July 31

The immersive experience Horizon of Khufu, presented in the Old Port, is a unique VR expedition to discover the wonders of Egypt

Virtual Reality Immersion
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Fail/Pass – Lectures and Workshops

February 23 and 24, 2024

Over the course of two days of dialogue, artists, educators and researchers will come together to present their research, offer workshops, reflect on the successes and failures of their respective practices, and discuss failure as a generative tool in the work of public engagement

Event Contemporary Art
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Embodied Spaces

February 24 December 31

A monthly gathering of live performances where art comes to life

Performance Community
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The Plateaux of Mirror

March 2, 2024

The Plateaux of Mirror is an evening of sonic and musical performances organized in conjunction with the exhibition Rirkrit Tiravanija: JOUEZ/PLAY, as part of Nuit blanche à Montréal’s 21st edition

Performance Music
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Ice

March 9, 2024

An immersive sound and mixed media experience, performed by Paramirabo, that explores the silent formation of icicles

Experience Music
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KMRU

March 18, 2024

The sound artist invites you to an evening of sublime ambient and experimental music

Performance Music
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Nadah El Shazly

March 21, 2024

The artist will perform her tracks combining 19th century Egyptian musical concepts and electronic idioms

Performance Music
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Enfabulation: mordre à l’hameçon

April 6, 2024

Come listen to stories (in French) on being gullible or the butt of a joke, on pulling a fast one or taking the bait. These stories of trickeries large and small will be told with all the humour of a good April Fools’ prank

Performance Storytelling
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Annie-Claude Deschênes

April 26, 2024

The multidisciplinary artist presents the minimal pop and electronic sounds of her first solo project, Les manières de table

Performance Music
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Habitat Sonore: Listening room

May 1 August 11

Tune out outside noise and immerse yourself in one of Montreal's only spatial audio listening rooms. The artists: Daft Punk, KALLITECHNIS, and a playlist of local artists

Experience Music
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Sonia Boyce: FEELING HER WAY

May 3 September 8

The PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art is pleased to present the North American premiere of FEELING HER WAY by Sonia Boyce DBE RA

Exhibition Contemporary Art
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Rajni Perera and Marigold Santos: Efflorescence/The Way We Wake

May 3 September 8

The PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art is pleased to present Rajni Perera and Marigold Santos: Efflorescence/The Way We Wake, an exhibition featuring recent paintings and sculptures produced by each artist from 2021 to 2024

Exhibition Contemporary Art
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Natacha Clitandre: Reflexive Constructions

May 3 September 8

Reflexive Constructions is a public engagement project by artist Natacha Clitandre taking place in the PHI Foundation’s Education Room, in parallel with the exhibitions Sonia Boyce: FEELING HER WAY and Rajni Perera and Marigold Santos: Efflorescence/The Way We Wake

Installation Contemporary Art
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Devotional Collection in Montréal

May 3 September 8

This drop-in activity invites the public to share names of BIPOC women who have contributed and contribute to the music scene locally and nationally, and to share anecdotes, testimonies and recollections of their importance in music history

Event Contemporary Art
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Maïa Davies

May 10, 2024

The artist presents her album launch show: a powerful solo experience on piano, where she sings her potently raw lyrics and talks to the audience about what it means to heal

Performance Music
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Daily Guided Tours

May 14 September 8

Our Visitor Experience Coordination team offers guided tours in French and English of the exhibitions Sonia Boyce: FEELING HER WAY and Rajni Perera and Marigold Santos: Efflorescence/The Way We Wake during our opening hours

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Tap Water Jam

May 17 and 18, 2024

Two nights of music, dance, and battles await you for this fifth edition

Performance Music
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Guided Tours with the Curator

May 18 and August 10

Cheryl Sim, curator of the exhibitions Sonia Boyce: FEELING HER WAY and Rajni Perera and Marigold Santos: Efflorescence/The Way We Wake, will conduct guided tours of the exhibitions for the general public

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Guided Tours with the Education Team for All

May 22, June 19, July 17 and August 21

Les éducateur·trice·s de la Fondation PHI offriront des visites guidées en français et en anglais des expositions Sonia Boyce: FEELING HER WAY et Rajni Perera et Marigold Santos: Efflorescence/ The Way We Wake

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Richard Mosse: Broken Spectre

May 22 July 3

Go to the heart of Amazonian deforestation through this immersive video installation by artist Richard Mosse

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Kee Avil

May 30

The Montreal producer combines guitar, voice, and electronic production on the tracks of her new album, Spine

Performance Music
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PHI MONTRÉAL 2024

June 5 July 3

Presented at the PHI Centre: The PHI Foundation invites you to discover the results of the PHI Montréal 2024 residency through public engagement projects by artists Jacqueline van de Geer and Annie Baillargeon

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Cartography of Mutations

June 7

Presented at the PHI Centre: Cartography of Mutations is a performative encounter with artist Annie Baillargeon as part of the PHI Montréal 2024 exhibition

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Becoming

June 15

Presented at the PHI Centre: Becoming is a performative encounter with artist Jacqueline van de Geer as part of the PHI Montréal 2024 exhibition

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Intergenerational Tea Dance

June 22

Presented at the PHI Centre: Intergenerational Tea Dance is an event from artist Jacqueline van de Geer as part of the PHI Montréal 2024 exhibition

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Meet Joy & Glittering Gloss

June 28

Presented at the PHI Centre: Meet Joy & Glittering Gloss is a performance with artists Annie Baillargeon and Jacqueline van de Geer as part of the PHI Montréal 2024 exhibition

Event Contemporary Art
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Sonia & Rick – Dissections: Boyce/Perera/Santos

July 10

In the heart of Sonia Boyce’s exhibition, FEELING HER WAY, the PHI Foundation will host a meeting between legendary television host Sonia Benezra and Rick, the sixth backstreet boi

Performance Contemporary Art
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Guided Visit with LSQ Interpreter (in French)

August 24

This guided tour of the exhibitions Sonia Boyce: FEELING HER WAY and Rajni Perera and Marigold Santos: Efflorescence/The Way We Wake is intended for individuals of the D/deaf and hard of hearing community

Event Contemporary Art

Archives

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Tap Water Jam

May 17 and 18, 2024

Two nights of music, dance, and battles await you for this fifth edition

Performance Music
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Maïa Davies

May 10, 2024

The artist presents her album launch show: a powerful solo experience on piano, where she sings her potently raw lyrics and talks to the audience about what it means to heal

Performance Music