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 / past / 2013-2014 / MYRIAM YATES


September 11 - December 14, 2013

Artist: Myriam Yates (Sherbrooke, Canada)

Curator: Vicky Chainey Gagnon

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

This exhibition features the work of Sherbrooke, Québec-based visual and media artist Myriam Yates as part of the New Voices exhibition series, which gathers together video projections produced between 2005 and 2013. Often presented in diptychs or as a series, Yates’ work addresses questions that relate to public space, modernity and the ways in which images are produced. Yates is particularly interested in recreational areas and gathering places, especially those that are obsolete or in the process of disappearing, where new ties are being forged between people, modernity and architecture.

Biography: Visual artist Myriam Yates’ photography-and-video-based practice tends towards a documentary approach, exploring the tenuous relationship between public and private space, following the shifting relationship between architecture and its inhabitants. Yates’ holds two BFAs and an MFA from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her work has been shown at events such as Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival (2013), Kassel Dokfest (Kassel, Germany, 2012), Images Festival (Toronto, 2012), Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal (2007), Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid (2007, 2012, 2013) and the Regina Festival of Cinematic Arts (2005). It has also been featured in individual and collective exhibitions: a duo show at CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art (NY, 2012), The Québec Triennale at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2011), Optica Centre for Contemporary Art (Montréal, 2009), La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse (Montréal, 2003) and Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography (Toronto, 2001). In 2005, she attended the Banff Centre to participate to the IntraNation thematic residency program. Prizewinner of the Cyberpitch contest (Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Montréal 2004), she has also presented at the Banff Centre’s New Media Institute’s Interactive Screen lectures and has just completed a video triptych for the Cirque du Soleil headquarters in Montréal. She also works as the programming coordinator of Sporobole, a centre for contemporary art in Sherbrooke (Québec). Her work is included in the collections of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and Fasken Martineau DuMoulin law firm.

The exhibition is produced by the Foreman Art Gallery and financially supported with funds from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Organized as part of the 4th edition of the biennal event Espace [Im]media.

Press Release

Exhibition pamphlet