Lunchtime Tour: Véronique Savard

Biography

Véronique Savard’s practice revolves around computer-mediated written communications (instant messaging, text messaging shortcuts, email, spam, etc.) and what these reveal about the world, and its social and perceptive structures. More specifically, she is interested in the tension generated when transcribing some of these online solicitations in the space of her paintings. Through these large format works, she brings to our attention some of the short eye-catching or shocking expressions that are pervasive in the online world.

Véronique Savard holds a Master’s degree in Visual and Media Arts, magna cum laude from the Université du Québec à Montréal where she is currently completing a Ph.D in Art Studies and Practices in which she explores the modifications brought about by the digital age on written and pictorial practices. In addition to solo exhibitions presented in many artist-run centres, art galleries, Maisons de la culture and national exhibition centre, she also took part in several group exhibitions throughout Quebec and Canada. Her paintings are part of the collection of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, as well as several corporate and private collections. She was the first recipient of the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art for 2010 to 2012. Véronique Savard lives and works in Montreal and is represented by Galerie Graff.

Date

Tuesday, December 16

Time

12.15 p.m. to 1.10 p.m.

Venue

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Admission

Free admission with BNLMTL 2014 Passport

Free admission with the MACarte

General admission included