Positions


2020, Galerie Bradley Ertaskiran.
Architectural installation, paintings, questionnaire, audio loop, rock.


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281 visitors answered the questionnaire that was part of this exhibition.

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Sobey Art Award Exhibition


2019-2020, Art Gallery of Alberta
Architectural installation, paintings, questionnaire, audio loop.


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941 visitors answered the questionnaire that was part of this exhibition.

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Built-In


2018-2019, NAVEL
Modular space dividers, ongoing series of events.


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Dumbfounded Prophets


2018, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
Paintings, painted walls.


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Precarious Geographies


2017, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran
Paintings, sculpture, painted walls.



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Vertically Integrated Socialism
(Lecture-Performance)


2017, Centre Clark
Architectural installation / Series of 20 lecture-performances.


Vertically Integrated Socialism is a work of anticipation that questions how radical inclusion can take shape in a free-market economy. This installation was created to accompany a series of lecture-performances.

Vertically Integrated Socialism took different forms over the years. It was originally presented at the Bruges Triennale of Art and Architecture in 2015. (See description below.)
















Le temps de l’œuvre, le temps du travail / The Time of the Work


2016, SIGHTINGS, Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery
Collaborative project / Installation, artworks, participants, time, transactions.


[More information here]
[PDF catalogue]

The project proposed, for the duration of an exhibition, an economic system that allowed the acquisition of artworks without money. Sixteen artworks by Canadian artists were acquired during the exhibition.


















Vertically Integrated Socialism


2015, Bruges Triennial of Art and Architecture
Architectural installation, models, video.


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Taking the disparity of Los Angeles as a point of departure, Vertically Integrated Socialism imagines a housing concept in which the entire social pyramid coexists in a single building — a closed architectural, economic and social environment. A video accompanying the installation explains how the system incorporates inclusive socialist policies in a ruthless free-market framework, creating a dynamic of contradictory value systems.

The project was commissioned by the Bruges Triennial of Art and Architecture, and built inside the church of the Grootseminarie in the city of Bruges. The exhibition comprised a micro-apartment, a model of the housing concept and a 43 minutes video.













Promised Land Template


2014, Commonwealth & Council
2014, Biennale de Montréal, MAC
Architectural installation, paintings, light, cactus.


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Assorted Templates


2014 Galerie Art Mûr
Paintings, spray-painted walls.
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2014 Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
Exhibition


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Watchtower Template (Brutalist Tree House)


2013, Concord, Los Angeles
Modular architectural installation.



Watchtower Template (Brutalist Tree House) is a site-specific installation designed for Concord, an experimental art space and artist residency in Los Angeles (now closed). The tower is both an intrusion in the privacy of the residents and an intimate space where one can be away from the communal areas. The two modular L-shaped walls have handles that allow a constant reconfiguration or division of the living and working spaces of Concord, each time modifying the power relation between the watchtower and its surroundings.














Things Are Gonna Change I Can Feel It


2013, Torrance Art Museum
Painted Sculpture.














Proximities


2012, Galerie Art Mûr
Paintings.


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The Future is Deep



2011, The Collective Show Los Angeles
Architectural model, videos, text.

The Future is Deep was made for The Collective Show Los Angeles. The work was a collaborative project by L.A. Pedestrians, a loose collective through which we organized exhibitions in different countries. This model spatialized the current and future activities of the group as of 2011. Three spaces containing projects related to the group are here represented at 1:36 scale. These include Art Mur in Montreal, Canada; Espace Curtat-tunnel in Lausanne, Switzerland; and a rooftop in Los Angeles, USA. In addition, the model included a connective space with mirrored floor standing in for the physical space of the exhibition, as well as a bottomless room or pit of possibility containing the future of L.A. Pedestrians.

















Financially Sustainable,
Self-Sufficient Artist Studio


2010, Artist book. Collaboration with Melodie Mousset, layout design by Ania Diakoff.


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On The Top / Bottom 2010.


AT1, Los Angeles. Collaboration with Melodie Mousset.
Series of performances, architectural installation.

On The Top/Bottom was conceived as a dynamic, non-neutral space to host a series of performances. The architecture was both a container and a mechanism to experiment with relations of power between the performer and the audience. Our project was part of a larger curated group show (Volume, at AT1 Projects, Los Angeles), and beside our own program of performances we used the structure as a Trojan Horse to host a series of additional performances by guest artists.















Model Integrity


2010. CalArts, L-Shaped Gallery.
MFA Thesis Exhibition / Paintings, temporary walls, drawing.