Since 2008, François LeTourneux has been Associate Curator of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC), where he curated solo exhibitions by artists Etienne Zack (2010), Jon Pylypchuk (2011) and Lynne Cohen (2013-2015), and co-curated the 2011 Québec Triennial. As director of public programs, he also oversees the MAC program of conferences and the yearly Max and Iris Stern International symposia. Of the latter, he organized or co-organized Manufacturing Exhibitions (2011-2012), Abstraction (2013) and Remontage/Remixing/Sharing: Technologies, Aesthetics, Politics (2014). In 2012, François LeTourneux completed his Ph.D in Art History in the Department of Art History and Film Studies at the University of Montreal, where he was subsequently a visiting professor from 2014–2016.
Artist and filmmaker Emanuel Licha studied urban geography and then the visual arts. His work in film, video installation and photography focuses on the role of spatial objects in the representation and understanding of geopolitical events, leading to a reading of the features of the urban landscape as so many social, historical and political signs. His recent projects investigate the means by which traumatic and violent events are looked at. Emanuel Licha holds a PhD in visual cultures from the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London. He taught at École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris-La Villette and at Université du Québec à Montréal. He is Assistant Professor at the department of art history and film studies at Université de Montréal.
Jean-Philippe Uzel is a professor of art history at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and a member of the Centre interuniversitaire d’études et de recherches autochtones (CIÉRA). His area of expertise is the history and theory of modern and contemporary art, with a focus on the relationships between art and politics. For the past 20 years he has brought this perspective to his interest in Indigenous contemporary art in North America. Uzel has published many articles on lndigenous artists (including Jimmie Durham, Ron Noganosh, Kent Monkman, Nadia Myre, Brian Jungen and Teresa Margolles) in journals and collective works in Québec and internationally. From 2012-2013 he was Chair of Contemporary Québec Studies at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3; his research program addressed differing perspectives on contemporary Indigenous art in North America (“Regards croisés sur l’art contemporain autochtone d’Amérique du Nord”).
In collaboration with Véronique Leblanc
Véronique Leblanc is a Montréal-based independent curator and writer. She is interested in contextual, process-based and relational practices as they intersect with art, ethics and politics. In her analysis of performative and collaborative practices, she addresses issues related to alterity and the commons in the context of globalization. Her recent curatorial projects include: Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, Putting Life to Work (Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montréal, 2016), Polyphonies (Optica, Montréal, 2015) and faire avec (AdMare, Îles-de-la-Madeleine, 2013). She was awarded the 2015 Prix John R. Porter from the Fondation du Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec for her essays on the artists Emmanuelle Léonard and Artur Żmijewski. Her articles and essays have been published in magazines and exhibition catalogues. She has an MA in art history from the Université du Québec à Montréal, where she also lectures.
Nazik Dakkach (Master program in art history, Université du Québec à Montréal)
Lisa Eymet (École du Louvre / Master program in Museum Studies, Université de Montréal)