- April 21 - May 28: "Vision Trouble", solo, La maison des artistes, Winnipeg
- April 30 - June 4: "Staring at the Sun", solo, Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montreal
Vision and its affect are the driving force behind my work. Using lens-based media and the moving image as starting points, I explore how visual perception shapes our interpretation of the surrounding world.
I am interested in the multiplicity of perception paradigms, differing within the fields of psychology, phenomenology, neuroscience and film theory. There is space for creative experimentation within the gaps and intersections between these models. Our sensorial system – physically fallible and influenced by memory, mood, ideology – mediates what we know of the surrounding world. Sometimes, the limits between our ideal and physical visions become blurred. How, then, does what I see compare to what you see? How does this perception influence our way of being in the world, of encountering wonder, and communing with one another?
My practice challenges our understanding of what we see by comparing phenomenological experience of the physical to that of the simulated. By complicating the seen, I work to create viewing experiences that investigate the layers of perception. Results become reflective experimental surfaces to be imbued with the viewer’s own vision, including video, immersive installation, sculpture, photography, and interactivity.
Annie Briard is a Canadian artist challenging visual perception through video, photography and installation.
Briard has exhibited across Canada and internationally, including galleries and festivals in New York, Rio, Barcelona, Madrid, Basel, Shanghai and Beijing. She has delivered temporary public art projects in Montreal, Hamilton, Vancouver and Victoria. Briard was an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre and was selected by the Centre International d'Art Contemporain to represent Canada at the WEYA symposium in England in 2012. The following year, she presented solo shows at Back Gallery Project, Black & Yellow and VIVO media arts centre in Vancouver, and Centre 3 in Hamilton. Recent projects include a public art billboard for Capture Photography Festival, the 2-person curatorial + creation collaborative Lucida Lab, and solo exhibitions in Winnipeg and Montreal. She is currently pursuing artist residencies in Spain.
In conjunction with her practice, Annie Briard is a cultural manager and university instructor. She holds a BFA from Concordia University, and an MAA from Emily Carr University funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Her work is represented by Joyce Yahouda Gallery and Back Gallery Project.
Annie Briard est une artiste Montréalaise présentement basée à Vancouver. Sa pratique se penche principalement sur la perception et ses idéologies, sous l’optique de la vidéo.
Ses œuvres font l’objet d’expositions individuelles et de groupe à travers le Canada et internationalement, incluant des galeries et festivals à New York, Rio, Barcelona, Madrid, Basel, Prague, Shanghai et Beijing. En 2009-2011, son travail a été présenté lors d’une tournée de 10 villes Chinoises pour l’exposition “Canadian Cameras at Work”. En 2012, elle entreprit une résidence d'artiste au Centre Banff et fut sélectionnée par la CIAC pour représenter le Canada au World Event Young Artists à Nottingham. En 2014, la galerie Joyce Yahouda présente leur seconde exposition individuelle de son travail. Ses projets récents incluent des expositions individuelles à Winnipeg et à Montréal, de l'art public pour Capture Photography Festival à Vancouver et une résidence d'artiste en Espagne. Son travail est représenté par la galerie Joyce Yahouda et la Back Gallery Project.
Sa pratique s’articule d’autant plus par son travail en éducation au niveau universitaire et en gérance de projets culturels pour des OBNLs. Elle détient un BFA de l’Université Concordia et une maîtrise de l’Université Emily Carr.
2016 "Staring at the Sun", Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montreal
2016 "Vision Trouble", La maison des artistes, Winnipeg
2014 "Blur" (by Lucida Lab), Seymour Art Gallery, Vancouver
2014 "Sight Shifting", Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montreal
2013 "The Woods", video bar curated by Elisa Ferrari, VIVO, Vancouver
2013 "Interactive", curated by Jim Riley, Centre 3, Hamilton
2013 "Wanderings", curated by Allison Mander, Black & Yellow Gallery
& Back Gallery Project, Vancouver
2012 "The Woods", interactive stop-motion installation, G++ Gallery, Victoria
2012 "Perceptual Moment #8", IE Gallery, Vancouver
2011 "The Space in Between", Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montreal
PUBLIC ART + PROJECTS
2015 "Any Day Now", public art billboard, produced by
Back Gallery Project + Art in Transit, unveiled by Capture Photography
2011 "Arborescence", public art project, Art Souterrain festival
+ Nuit Blanche, Montreal
2009 "Branchements" commissioned sculpture/performance, permanent collection,
Caisse des dépôts et placements du Québec, [CDPQ], Montreal
GROUP EXHIBITIONS + SCREENINGS
2016 "Spectral Transmissions", 3-person exhibition, curated by Kristina Fiedrich,
Gallery 295, Vancouver
2016 "Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver Emerging
Artist's Prize Exhibition", Access Gallery, Vancouver
2015 Miami Project Art Fair, Back Gallery Project, Miami Beach
2015 Art Toronto International Art Fair, Back Gallery Project, Toronto
2015 "Modern Life" Warren G. Flowers Gallery, Dawson College, Montreal
2015 Canadian video programme for 'Miroir ô mon miroir' curated by Esse
magazine and l'Extension, Pavillon Carré de Baudoin, Paris
2015 Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver
2015 "Geometries of Knowing Part IV", (Lucida Lab) Audain Art Gallery, Vancouver
2014 "From Here to There", Access Gallery, Vancouver
2014 Faculty exhibition, Arbutus Gallery, Kwantlen University, Surrey
2014 "Front Lines 2", (Lucida Lab), Robert Lynds Gallery, Vancouver
2014 "Du détail à l'oeuvre", curated by Yan Romanesky, Joyce Yahouda Gallery,
2014 "De la part des vaincus", video programme curated by Dayna MacLeod, Galerie
RDV, Nantes, France
2014 "Red Dot 360" (Lucida Lab), Waterfall building, Vancouver
2014 "Thru the Trap Door", installation curated by Amy Fung, exhibition
directed by Paul Wong, On Main Gallery, Vancouver
2014 "Not Sent Letters" spring edition, directed by Jeremy Todd,
VIVO media arts centre, Vancouver
2014 "68" (Lucida Lab) curatorial program for Eco Fashion Week, Vancouver
2014 "All Nuit Long - Edgy Redux" video art program curated by Dayna McLeod,
Studio 303 gallery, Montreal
2013 "Filmambiente" International Environmental Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro
2013 "Momento Mori", Project Gallery Toronto, Toronto
2013 "Green Screens", video exhibition, Film Society of Lincoln Centre, New York
2013 "Leaving Ground" video installation, Joyce Yahouda Gallery
2013 "Coordinates", Walter H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver
2013 "In This Together", Access Gallery, Vancouver
2013 "Cinethesia Feminist Film Festival", Varsity Center for the Arts, Carbondale, Il
2013 "Fruit from the Ashes", Unit 2, Toronto
2013 "Boxed In", The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery & The Craft Council of
Newfoundland and Labrador, St-John's
2012 "World Event Young Artists" Festival and artist residency,
2012 "Cool Stories for a Hot Planet collection III", video screening, curated by
ArtPort Projects, Global Eco Forum, Barcelona
2012 "Cool Stories for a Hot Planet collection III", video screening, curated by ArtPort
Projects, Calle Museo, Valencia, Spain
2012 "Elks on Trains in Hyperspace", Philosopher's Knoll Gallery,
The Banff Centre, Banff AB
2012 "Filmideo", curated by Lowell Craig, Index Art Center, Newark
2012 "Inventory of Language", MAA students, Concourse Gallery,
Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver
2012 "Comment délaisser le sol et disparaître pour toujours",
Art Souterrain festival + Nuit Blanche, Montreal
2012 "Cool Stories for a Hot Planet collection III", curated by ArtPort Projects,
Matadero Madrid during ARCO, Madrid
2011 "Occupy Art", IE Gallery, Vancouver
2011 "U-N-F-O-L-D" Cool Stories for a Hot Planet collection III, curated by ArtPort
Projects, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons University, New York
2011 “Screengrab” new media exhibition, eMerge Media Space, Townsville, Australia
2011 "Cool Stories for a Hot Planet collection III", curated by ArtPort Projects,
Swiss Museum of Architecture, Basel,Switzerland
2010- Two year tour of "Canadian Cameras at Work" group exhibition
2011 curated by Travis Joern at Alliance Francaise galleries in Guangzhou; Hangzhou;
Nanjing; Chongqing; Jinan; Xian; Tianjin; Shanghai; Dalian; Beijing, China
2009 "Canadian Cameras at Work" group exhibition curated by Travis Joern,
Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
2009 "Fallings" installation and performance, White Rabbit Arts Festival,
Bass River (Bay of Fundy), Nova Scotia
2009 "Pining" performance for Nuit Blanche, Plum gallery, Montreal
CATALOGUES + CURATORIAL TEXTS
Kristina Fiedrich, "Spectral Transmissions" exhibition text, Gallery 295, March 2016.
Paul Wong, "Thru the Trap Door" online catalog, On Main Gallery, December 2014.
UAAC conference catalog, October 2014.
Magnolia Pauker, "The Poetics of Perception with Annie Briard", interview, January 2014.
"De la part des vaincus" catalogue, RDV gallery, Nantes, France 2014.
Jim Riley "Interactive" exhibition publication, September 2013.
"Boxed In" catalogue, 2013.
World Event Young Artists catalogue, 2012.
Canadian Cameras at Work catalogue, September 2009
White Rabbit Arts Festival catalogue, August 2009
Kevin Griffin "Strathcona Billboard Project: Changing Public Art for the Downtown Eastside", Vancouver Sun, November 2014.
North Shore News, "Blur at the Seymour Gallery", March 2014.
In Situ. Animé par Chantal L'heureux, entrevue avec Annie Briard. CIBL Radio101,5, Montreal, 16 Feb. 2014.
Hailey McCloskey, "Annie Briard’s Cyber Claymation Doll in “The Woods,” Vandocument, February 9, 2014.
Punctum arts visuels revue web, "Portefolio d'artiste: Annie Briard", August 22, 2013.
Vandocument, "Annie Briard @ Black & Yellow", August 8, 2013.
The Vancouver Sun, "Art this week: Paradise Lost and Annie Briard", July 23, 2013.
The Globe and Mail, "Telling Stories out of School", May 29, 2013.
Amy Fung, "The show", Post Pacific Post, May 15, 2013.
Stacey DeWolfe, "Long Haul Turns 10", Montreal Mirror, May 19, 2011.
Nicolas Mavrikakis, “Art Souterrain”, Voir, Feb. 28, 2011.
Les Rendez-vous d’ARTV, “Art Contemporain : Annie Briard”, ARTV, March 2011.
CISM, Un Show de Motarts, entrevue avec Annie Briard, March 2, 2011.
District Montréal, La Nuit Blanche à Montréal : Annie Briard, Feb. 26, 2011.
In Situ. Animé par Chantal L'heureux, invitées spéciales Annie Briard, Marie-Christiane Mathieu, Nelly-Ève Rajotte. CIBL Radio101,5, Montreal, 2 Feb. 2011.
Stacey DeWolfe, "In Montreal : Annie Briard at Joyce Yahouda." Akimblog, 1 Feb. 2011
Jocelyne Lepage, "Galerie Joyce Yahouda: grâce et ingéniosité." La Presse, 29 Jan. 2011
Amanda Dafniotis, "Annie Briard finds the space in between at Joyce Yahouda Gallery." The Concordian, 18 Jan. 2011
Un Show de Motarts, “La rentrée hivernale II.” Animé par Éloi Desjardins, invité spécial Éric Bolduc. CISM Radio, Montréal, 18 Jan. 2011.
Stacey Dewolfe, "On Display", The Montreal Mirror, January 13, 2011.
Robyn Fadden, "Lady arts", The Hour, January 13, 2011.
XX Files, host Valerie Walker, special guest Annie Briard. CKUT Radio, Montreal, 12 Jan. 2011.
Christopher Olson, "Heeere's Annie!" The Link, February 16, 2010
Macadam Tribus, "Nuit Blanche: pour sortir de l'hivernation", Radio Canada, 28 Feb. 2009
Lise Treutler, "Arborescence RED: Annie Briard's snapshots of our relationship to the environment." Indyish.com, May 2008
Béatrice Bernard-Poulin, "Arborescence RED: Unusual fairytale theme breaks the green mold." The Concordian. April 2008
2016 "Artists Talk: A Practical Guide to Emerging as an Artist in Canada", CARFAC BC.
2015 "Re-envisioning Vision", Journal of Comparative Media, Simon Fraser University.
2013 "The Woods", Interventions Journal, Volume 2 Issue 2, Columbia University.
2016 Linea de Costa Artist Residency, Cadiz, Spain
2016 Canada Council for the Arts, Travel grant
2016 British Columbia Arts Council, Production grant, visual arts
2016 Capture Photography Festival Canada Line Competition, shortlisted artist
2015 Ferndale Writer and Artist Residency, Ferndale WA
2014 Canada Council for the Arts, Travel grant
2013 British Columbia Arts Council, Professional Development Project Grant
2013 Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council, Research for a Better Life Award
2012 Artist in Residence, Banff Centre
2012 Canada Council for the Arts, Travel grant
2012 World Event Young Artists, residency + symposium, Nottingham, England
2012 Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council, Bombardier Graduate Scholarship
2009 Canada Council for the Arts, Travel grant
2009 Societé des arts technologiques [SAT], Festival Elektra, Piknic Electronik: Bourse Euterke
2009 Artist in Residence, White Rabbit Arts, Halifax
2008 OBORO, video production grant
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