MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image
September 5–October 13, 2019
Various locations in Montréal, Canada
MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image is delighted to announce the full list of artists for the 16th edition of the biennale, titled The Life of Things. A total of 39 artists from 20 different countries will participate in MOMENTA, which will explore through 13 exhibitions the issues of (over) consumption that characterize contemporary life. For this edition of the biennale from September 5–October 13, 2019, curator María Wills Londoño in collaboration with Audrey Genois and Maude Johnson will examine the excessive production that redefines the limits of the object, through four thematic components: Cultural Objects and Material Culture, Thingified Beings or Humanized Objects, The Absurd as Counter-Narrative of the Object, and Still Life in an Age of Environmental Crisis.
Laura Aguilar (United States), Francis Alÿs (Belgium/Mexico), Kader Attia (Algeria/France), Elisabeth Belliveau (Canada), Karen Paulina Biswell (Colombia/France), Maeve Brennan (United Kingdom), Jonathas de Andrade (Brazil), Raphaëlle de Groot (Canada), Hannah Doerksen (Canada), Patricia Domínguez (Chile), Chun Hua Catherine Dong (China/Canada), Alinka Echeverría (Mexico/United Kingdom), Peter Fischli and David Weiss (Switzerland), Jeneen Frei Njootli (Canada), Marina Gadonneix (France), Gauri Gill (India), Maggie Groat (Canada), Felicity Hammond (United Kingdom), Jérôme Havre (France/Canada), Laura Huertas Millán (Colombia/France), Keyezua (Angola), Kapwani Kiwanga (Canada/France), Anouk Kruithof (The Netherlands), Maryse Larivière (Canada), Taus Makhacheva (Russia), Ana Mendieta (Cuba), Izumi Miyazaki (Japan), Bridget Moser (Canada), Meagan Musseau (Canada), Rafael Ortega (Mexico), Juan Ortiz-Apuy (Costa Rica/Canada), Celia Perrin Sidarous (Canada), Miguel Angel Ríos (Argentina), Jamie Ross (Canada), Victoria Sin (Canada/United Kingdom), Cauleen Smith (United States), Batia Suter (Switzerland/The Netherlands), Camille Turner (Canada)
Centre CLARK, Dazibao, Galerie B-312, Galerie de l’UQAM, LE BAL, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Les Rencontres d’Arles, McCord Museum, Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Musée d’art de Joliette, Occurrence, OPTICA, VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine
MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image is an international contemporary art biennale devoted to the image. Its mission is to generate a sensitive and sensible impact on the world around us by means of images. The event implements unifying and structuring initiatives for art dissemination and education, to encourage reflection on and access to contemporary art. Founded in 1989 as Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, the organization was renamed MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image in 2017. At its 15th edition, the biennale included 16 exhibitions, 38 artists, and 27 public events, and public attendance totalled more than 170,000 exhibition visits.