Bio

Julie Favreau’s practice is located at the crossroads of visual art and choreography: research into gesture and movement feeds into the production of sculpture and vice versa. She composes scenes involving an environment, a performer, and one or more objects; producing intensely private worlds, inhabited by enigmatic figures engaged in highly charged encounters. Her projects are comprised of various overlapping forms, such as video, sculpture, performance, installation and photography.

These are open stories, meant to induce a state of heightened sensory awareness in the viewer, inviting concentration, focus, and intimacy. Favreau’s process-oriented methods also touch on phenomenological concerns about the embodiment of cognition as well as psychoanalytic concepts of myth and the unconscious. Recent works explore female gaze, hope and eroticism.

Favreau was included in the Québec Triennial (Montreal, Canada, 2011) at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, and was awarded the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art (2012) as well as the Pierre-Ayot Prize, granted by the City of Montreal (2014). Having exhibited extensively in North America and Europe, she has also taken part in many live art and performance art projects. A commission of the Edinburgh Art Festival, her project She Century was presented as a solo exhibition by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2015) and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal, Canada, 2016). Her latest work, Délicat Pulse, was presented at the Darling Foundry (Montreal, Canada, 2016) in an eponymous solo show. Favreau is currently in residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, Germany) where she will exhibit her new body of work.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

2016

Darling Foundry – Montreal

2015

Edinburgh Art Festival (Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art)

2014

Fofa gallery –Concordia University – Montreal

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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Gallery 44 - Toronto
2015
Battat Contemporary- Montréal
2014
Festival Actoral, Marseille, France
2014
Erin Stump project /Battat Contemporary Toronto
2014
Eat the blue – Le 116, centre d’art contemporain de Montreuil, Paris
2014
Re : faire comme si – Maison des arts de Laval, Quebec
2013
L’image en question (Peinture Extrême) – Battat Contemporary, Montreal
2013
Corrections Marginales – Studio xx, Montreal and AÉCID, Cartagena, Colombia
2012-2013
Montreal-Brooklyn project
Galerie Clark, Montreal – Parker’s Box, New York
2012
Faire comme si - Musée régional de Rimouski, Quebec
2011

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal - MCAM

The Quebec Triennial 2011 - The Work Ahead of Us
2010
Expansion – Galerie de l’Uqam - Montreal
2010
Singspiel / Mr – Ulla von Brandenburg & Julie Favreau –Guelph goodwater gallery – Toronto
2010
Pierre Ayot prize 2009 nominees exhibition – AGAC - Montreal
2010
Event «Perdre le Nord» – Centre Est-Nord-Est- Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec
2009
Faux cadavre / The wrong corpse - Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery - Montreal
2008
Devenir envoûtement- Event «Les effets secondaires de…»- Folie Culture- Quebec
2007
8 personnages engagés pour peupler scénario de drame psychologique – Galerie Clark – Montreal
2005
Boîte de Démarrage - Exhibition (ATTENDRE) - Galerie La Vitrine de l’École Nationale Supérieure de Cergy - Collaboration with Caroline Dubois - Paris
2005
FLASH-TUBE - Au bord de la nuit - Musée de l’objet de la ville de Blois - France
2005
Pallier - Glissements. Art et écriture - Galerie de l’UQAM -Montreal

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SELECTED PERFORMANCES AND VIDEO SCREENING

2016

Doux – Actoral Festival (live arts festival)

2015

Dim cinema – Vancouver Cinematheque

2013

OFFTA- 50 ans d’avenir - L’art pense- Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, Montreal

2012

Performance featuring Manuel Roque in my exhibition Anomalies – Galerie Clark -Montréal

2012

Antonel – featuring David Albert-Toth - In Limbo - Compagnie de Brune (Lynda Gaudreau) – Tangente at Studio Hydro Québec, Monument National – Montreal

2010

Collaboration with Caroline Dubois – Festival de Théâtre de rue de Lachine

2010

Collaboration with Caroline Dubois in my exhibition Le Manoir – Axenéo7 - Gatineau

2009

Performance featuring Anne Thériault, Nicolas Cantin, Caroline Dubois and Sarah Wendt in my exhibition Pièce Possession – Galerie Léonard et Bina Ellen

2008

Solo performance in my exhibition Devenir envoutement – L’Écart – Rouyn Noranda

2008

Sans mécanique – Collaboration with Caroline Dubois – Glassbox - Paris

2007

Direction of a serie of performances by local and international artist of dance, opera, performance, rock &roll in my exhibition 8 personnages engages pour peupler scenario de drame psychologique – Galerie Clark –Montréal

2007

Plan d’aménagement – Collaboration with Caroline Dubois – Dare-dare- Montréal
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RESIDENCIES

2014
Hospitalfield Arts - Arbroath - Scotland
2014
Point B worklodge- New York
2013-16
Montreal studios – Darling Foundry, Quartier Éphémère, Montreal
2013
Residency Unlimited- New York
2011-12
Résidences Croisées France-Québec, Récollets - Fonderie Darling- Quartier Éphémère, Paris
2011
In Limbo- Lynda Gaudreau : Compagnie de Brune- Montreal
2010
Axenéo7 – Gatineau, Quebec
2010
Est-Nord-Est – Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec
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EDUCATION

2012
MFA-Studio Arts – Sculpture –Concordia
2008
Work-Shop with Guy Cools, Ginelle Chagnon et Lin Snelling – Circuit est – Danse and interdisciplinary performance
2006
Work-Shop with choreographer Yves-Noel Genod – Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers - Paris
2001/2005
BAC en arts visuels et médiatiques - UQAM
2005
Internship - École supérieure des Beaux-Arts d’Aix-en-Provence - France
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AWARDS AND GRANTS

2014
Pierre Ayot Prize - AGAC, City of Montreal
2014
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec- research and creation grant
2013
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec et Nysca – residencies Between Quebec and New York state
2012
The Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in contemporary art – Two years post graduation fellowship.
2012
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec- research and creation grant
2012
Sobey art award - long list
2011
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec- Grant for the Résidences Croisées France-Québec, Récollets (Paris)- Fonderie Darling- Quartier Éphémère
2011
FQRSC – Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture
2010
CRSH- Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines
2009
Concordia University Graduate Fellowship
2009
Conseil des arts et du Canada- Bourse de production pour l’exposition «Faux cadavre/ The wrong corpse»
2009
Short list - Pierre Ayot Prize - AGAC, City of Montréal
2009
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec- Research and creation grant (young artist)
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PRESS-MEDIA

2014
Twerdy, Saelan.,«Saelan Twerdy’s Top 3 of 2014 : Shifting landscapes», Canadian art, 
December 22, 2014
http://canadianart.ca/features/2014/12/22/saelan-twerdys-top-3-2014-shifting-landscapes/
2014
Twerdy, Saelan, “Mastering the Moment”, Canadian Art, Toronto. Spring 2014, pp. 78-83
2013
Campbell, James D., «The image in question», La Presse, July 20, 2013
http://www.magentamagazine.com/13/exhibition-reviews/the-image-in-question
2013
Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre, « Julie Favreau : La performance chorégraphique», Numéro 78, Esse art + opinions, Quebec, Spring 2013, p.16-21
2013
Steinhauer, Jillian, «False Appearances mask hidden truths», hyperallergic, 
January 30, 2013, Brooklyn
: http://hyperallergic.com/64389/false-appearances-mask-hidden-truths/
2012
Clément, Éric, Nouveau visages 2012, «La danse des objets», La Presse, December 19, 2012
2012
Blogues spécialisés en danse, à propos d’Antonel :
www.bloodyunderrated.net/2012/02/17/in-limbo-tangente/
www.dfdanse.com/article1416.html
2012
Charron, Marie-ève, «Climat de tension et beauté paradoxale. D’autres aperçus sur l’événement Montréal/Brooklyn», Le Devoir, November 17 and 18, 2012
2012
Clément, Éric, «Montréal-Brooklyn: de l’astre et des connaissances », La Presse, October 27 and 28, 2012
2012
La triennale québécoise 2011. Le travail qui nous attend / The work ahead of us - Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal – MCAM- 2011 - Catalogue
2012
La Triennale québécoise 2011, documentary, 46 min, Claire Obscura productions, in collaboration with ARTV.
2009
Charron, Marie-ève, «Objets porteurs – l’Off-Biennale a le vent dans les voiles », Le Devoir, Mai 9 and 10, 2009
2008 
Côté, Nathalie, «Effets secondaires d’une consommation primaire», Le soleil, October 5, 2008
2008
H.Sabet, Aseman, « Dispositif à action : sur les huit personnages d’un drame psychologique », Numéro 62, Esse art + opinions, Québec, Winter 2008, p.70-73
2008
K. Phaneuf, Marc-Antoine, «Jouer la performance», Numéro 01, Ovni –littérature art critique,2008, p.50-51
2005
Boucher, Mélanie, « À la rencontre de l’autre », publication de l’exposition Glissements. Art et écriture, sous la direction de Louise Déry et Audrey Genois, Galerie de l’Uqam,2005