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Gallery 1
Rick, le 6e Backstreet boi
from September 6th 2024 to October 19th 2024
I didn't want it that way

Inspired by everyday life and popular culture, Rick, the sixth backstreet boi’s exhibition presents a set of multidisciplinary works comprising digital collages and a documentary video-performance. The artist take stock of the commonplaces that they have observed, explored, and contextualized in a queer and feminist frame of mind. According to their official agent, they uphold their art practice as a “vermicompost” in which they “reappropriate popular canons in order to create from the ruins of an egregore founded on exploitation and control.”
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Gallery 2
Cindy Dumais
from September 6th 2024 to October 19th 2024
Garder le contact

Cindy Dumais’s installational practice dwells on objects and literature. Taking the part of a collector, Dumais gathers small memos, strands of hair, snippets from authors in her notebooks, and constitutes them into the raw material from which she develops formal and conceptual dialogues. At the heart of the exhibition Keep in touch is a quote, transposed into the space, from author Clarice Lispector: “When I am utterly alone, I don’t exist. I exist only in dialogue.” This line traverses the body of works brought together by the connection “keeping in touch,” which Dumais developed during the pandemic. The works form correspondences among each other that are reproduced in large format and accompanied by assemblages of household objects, thus offering a spatial disposition of the literary world.
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Anouk Verviers
from June 12th 2024 to June 12th 2024
2024 Pauline-Desautels Award, Congratulations to Anouk Verviers!

Awarded by CIRCA art actuel, Anouk Verviers won the Pauline-Desautels Award for the exhibition Qu'est-ce qu'on peut construire sur un sol en mouvance, presented at OPTICA in 2023. The award ceremony took place on Wednesday, June 12th at CIRCA art actuel and was followed by a performance by the artist and a presentation of the winning exhibition.
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Clara Gutsche
from May 31st 2024 to May 31st 2024
2024 Scotiabank Photography Award, Congratulations to Clara Gutsche !

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Maria Hoyos
from November 1st 2023 to April 1st 2024
Recipient of the Intersections Residency!

The Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM), contemporary art centre OPTICA, and UQAM’s École des arts visuels et médiatiques (ÉAVM) are very pleased to announce that Maria Hoyos is the recipient of the Research, Creation, and Production Intersections Residency, first edition 2023-2024.
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from June 14th 2024 to June 14th 2024
Public Education Program | Season 2023-24

The 2023-2024 public education program was a great success! To read the annual report, please consult this LINK
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Contemporary Art, Feminist Theories

Optica, Montreal, 2019.
160 p., 15,8 x 23,18 cm.
ISBN 978-2-922085-15-0
Texts in French and English
35$ or 42.74$ shipping included