Vision and its affect are the driving force behind my work. Using lens-based media and moving images, 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, ideologies – mediates what we know of the surrounding world. Sometimes, the limits between our internal, ideal and physical visions become blurred. How, then, does what I see compare to what you see? What are the implications for our knowledge systems? How do these systems influence our ways of being in the world, of making decisions, rules, and communing with one another?

My practice challenges our understanding of what we see by using past and present scopic technologies to compare phenomenological experience of the physical world to that of simulated imagery. By complicating the seen, I work to create viewing experiences that investigate the layers of perception. Results become polished experimental surfaces to be imbued with the viewer’s own vision, including moving image, immersive installations, testing prints, and interactive animations. I am curious about the role of wonderment within visual experience, and the possibilities for affect within perception. 



Annie Briard is a Vancouver based visual and media artist from Montréal challenging visual perception and its ideologies through video and photography focused work.

Briard has exhibited in solo and group shows across Canada and internationally, including galleries and festivals in New York, Rio, Barcelona, Madrid, Basel, Prague, Shanghai and Beijing. In 2012, 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 Nottingham, England. The following year, she presented her interactive video installations in solo shows at Back Gallery Project, Black & Yellow and VIVO media arts centre in Vancouver, and Centre 3 in Hamilton. In 2014, Joyce Yahouda Gallery presented its second solo exhibition of her work, 'Sight Shifting'. Briard also produces and curates as part of the 2-person collaborative Lucida Lab. Her work is represented by Joyce Yahouda Gallery in Montreal.

In conjunction with her practice, Annie Briard is an arts educator and cultural manager, serving on boards for Montreal/Shanghai based Art Contraste and Access Gallery, in addition to previous executive positions for NPOs including CARFAC BC and Studio XX. She holds a BFA in studio art from Concordia University, and an MAA in media arts from Emily Carr University (2013) funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.


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. Briard  produit aussi avec le collectif Lucida Lab. Elle est représentée par la galerie Joyce Yahouda.

Sa pratique s’articule d’autant plus par son travail en éducation et en gérance de projets culturels; elle siège aux CAs de Art Contraste à Montréal/Shanghai, et Access Gallery à Vancouver et a tenu plusieurs roles exécutifs pour des OBNLs tels que CARFAC BC et Studio XX. Elle détient un BFA de l’Université Concordia et une maîtrise en arts médiatiques de l’Université Emily Carr (2013).


exhibitions (SELECTED)


2016  (upcoming) "Staring at the Sun", Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montreal

2016  (upcoming) "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



2015  "Any Day Now", public art billboard, produced by
          Back Gallery Project + Art in Transit, unveiled by Capture Photography
          Festival, Vancouver

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



2016    (upcoming) "Transmissions from the Void", 3-person exhibition, curated by
            Kristina Fiedrich, Gallery 295, 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,
            Nottingham, England

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


presS / Publication / CATALOGUES

CARFAC BC, "Artists Talk: A Practical Guide to Emerging as an Artist in Canada", January 2016.

Annie Briard "Re-envisioning Vision", Journal of Comparative Media, Vancouver, December 2015.

Paul Wong "Thru the Trap Door" online catalog, On Main Gallery, December 2014.

Kevin Griffin "Strathcona Billboard Project: Changing Public Art for the Downtown Eastside",  Vancouver Sun, November 2014.

UAAC conference catalog, October 2014.

"De la part des vaincus" catalogue, RDV gallery, Nantes, France 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.

Jim Riley "Interactive" exhibition publication, September 2013.

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.

Annie Briard, “The Woods”, Interventions Journal, Volume 2 Issue 2, July 2013.

The Globe and Mail, "Telling Stories out of School", May 29, 2013.

Amy Fung, "The show", Post Pacific Post, May 15, 2013.

"Boxed In" catalogue, 2013.

World Event Young Artists catalogue, 2012.

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

Canadian Cameras at Work catalogue, September 2009

White Rabbit Arts Festival catalogue, August 2009

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.", May 2008

Béatrice Bernard-Poulin, "Arborescence RED: Unusual fairytale theme breaks the green mold." The Concordian. April 2008


AWARDS & Residencies

2016  (upcoming) Linea de Costa Artist Residency, Cadiz, Spain

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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