art cv

Awards and grants

2023

Dave McGary Memorial Award | Concordia University

2022

Concordia Fine Arts Scholarship | Concordia University

2022

Desjardins Foundation Scholarship | Desjardins

2022

Bourse de création | Artch

2022

Pat and Bill Tierney Communication Studies Graduate Diploma Scholarship | Concordia University

Academic education

2022-25

Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Studio Arts – Intermedia | Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Awards: Dave McGary Memorial Award, Concordia Fine Arts Scholarship, Desjardins Foundation Scholarship

2021-25

DESS Fine Arts and Creative Technologies | University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

2021-22

Graduate Diploma in Communication Studies | Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Award: Pat and Bill Tierney Communication Studies Graduate Diploma Scholarship

2011-14

M. Sc., Business Engineering (MBE) | University of Namur, Belgium
Specialization: marketing intelligence and consumer behaviour
Thesis: Queer families’ imagery in marketing strategies – Advisors: Alain Decrop, Ph.D., Nathalie Grandjean, Ph.D.

Erasmus program | University of Tampere, Finland
Courses: Contemporary Perspective on Family and Kinship, Feminist Methodology, Gender and Media, Introduction to Finnish Gender Studies, Youth Transition to Adulthood, Introduction to Embodiment, Gender and Sexuality

2007-11

B. Sc., Business Engineering (BBE) | University of Namur, Belgium
Specialization: information management

Academic experience

Start 2023

Teaching assistant | Department of Studio Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Course: Special Topics in Intermedia – Art, culture(s) & technology (intermediate-level studio class with a seminar component, with instructor Nelson Henricks)

2017

Lecturer |Fonds régional d’art contemporain de Lorraine for the University of Lorraine, Metz, France
Course: Art and cultural practice – contemporary visual arts

2014

Colloquium organizer | Les CHEFF at the University of Namur, Belgium
Colloquium : LGBTQI in research and cultural production

Artistic experience

Group exhibition

2022

Artch (5th edition) | Dorchester Square, Montreal, Canada. Producer: Artch – Art contemporain émergent

2019

Bootleg | Brooklyn, New-York, USA. Curator and producer: DOC!

2018

Subalternes | Galerie CEDEx, UQÀM, Montreal, Canada. Curator: Nigra Iuventa

Performances

2022

aksanti 33 (part 1) | Dorchester Square, Artch 5th edition, Montreal, Canada. Presented by Artch – Art contemporain émergent as part of the 5th edition of Artch

2022

Permanence | Dorchester Square, Artch, Montreal, Canada. Presented by Artch – Art contemporain émergent as part of the 5th edition of Artch

2022

TBA | Pierre-Marquette park, Montreal, Canada. Presented by La poésie partout as part of the presentation of end of the residency Dehors est un poème.

2022

Force and Form – Part I | Downtown, Montreal, Canada. Non-programmed infiltration

2020

AUTO-GOUVERNANCE / SELF-GOVERNANCE – Communication 1 | Online, articule, Montreal, Canada. Presented by articule, as a part of National AccessAbility Week, in collaboration with DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN Canada)

2019

Unnamed | Collaboration to the performance of Kamissa Ma Koïta. Ateliers Jean-Brillant, Montreal, Canada. As part of the international biennale VIVA! Art Action

2019

LITTLE RADICAL SECRETS : Consultation d’une afro-ratée – Tentative #2 | Casa del Popolo, Montreal, Canada. Programmer: Kama La Mackerel. Presented by Fierté Montréal Pride as part of the event Voix & résiliences of Festival Fierté Montréal

2018

Black Médecine : a consultation | With Claire Obscure. La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal, Canada. Non-programmed infiltration

2015

LITTLE RADICAL SECRETS : Consultation d’une afro-ratée – Tentative #1 | Bronx, Brussels, Belgium. Programmer: Warrior Poets. Presented by Les Identités du Baobab as part of Massimadi Bruxelles – Festival des films LGBT d’Afrique et de ses diasporas

Screenings

2022

Force and Form – Part II | performance video, (12′ 39″, 2022).

  • While Black at/in Montreal, Maison de la culture Janine-Sutto, Montreal, Canada. Curators: Dominique Fontaine, Cécilia Bracmort.

2019

This is a poem · Ceci est un poème | Experimental short film, (7’ 56’’, 2019). Direction and production in collaboration with Valérie Bah and Claire Obscure.  Commissioned by CALACS de l’Ouest/West Island CALACS and funded by the Ministry of Justice of Quebec (Bureau d’aide aux victimes d’actes criminels)

  • Subalternes, Galerie CEDEx, UQÀM, Montreal, Canada. Curator: Nigra Iuventa
  • Quand la violence sexuelle discrimine! (awareness week), Café Velours, Montreal, Canada. Organizer: CALACS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île
Curating and programming

2017

Ressources humaines | 49 Nord 6 Est – Fonds régional d’art contemporain de Lorraine, Metz, France
Cultural and artistic programming in dialogue with the exhibition Ressources humaines.

2016

EXTRACT | Skylten and g16 – Swedish National Gender Research Conference, Linköping, Sweden
DIY socio-artistic project with an international artistic (exhibition, projection, performances), cultural, and academic programming with the support of the Municipality and the University of Linköping.

2015

ITMTC Paris-Bruxelles | Pianofabriek, Brussels, Belgium
Brussels section of the Franco-Belgian project for and by racialized people with an artistic (exhibition, projections, performances), cultural, and public.

Artist residency

2022

Dehors est un poème | Place Léopold-Sédar-Senghor, Montreal, Canada
Producer: La poésie partout

2018

Critical Creations | Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Residency of creation for Montreal, 1985 (photo series and zine) with Valérie Bah and Carl-Philippe Simonise. Producers: Annick MF, Meghan Gagliardi, C-Far (Critical Feminist Activism and Research), Université Concordia

Artist conference and presentation

2020

Vulnérables Paradoxes | PME-ART, OFFTA – Festival d’arts vivants, Montréal, Canada Award: ‘Coup de cœur’ of LA SERRE – arts vivants

2020

Une communauté noire actrice de transformation sociale : Arts et transformation sociale | École Nationale d’administration publique et Association étudiante de l’ÉNAP, Montreal, Canada

2019

Futurs Talk | Anna Tjé, Revue Atayé, Montreal & Paris, Canada & France

2019

Seminar Border Crossings 2019 « Performance » | University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

2015

Art féministe, féminismes dans l’art | University of Lorraine & 49 Nord 6 Est – FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France

Publications

Autopublication

2018

Montreal, 1985 | Zine: photo, text. Montreal

2014

LITTLE RADICAL SECRESTS : Consultation d’une afro-ratée | Zine: photo, text, craft. Linköping

Essays, poetry, interviews

2021

Po B. K. Lomami | In Vulnérables Paradoxes, PME-ART. Montreal

2019

Interview with Po B. K. Lomami | with Marie Bechetoille, dans La belle revue #9 : Avec ou sans engagements. Paris

2017

Ma sœur, je ne suis pas ton nègre | In AssiégéEs #2. Paris

2017

Processing the tree – Réflexions généalogiques | In Q-zine #13 : The Creative Writing Issue.

2015

Je suis un·e animal·e | In AssiégéEs #1. Paris

Articles

2017

Limit(less), un espace d’expression et de représentations de LGBTQ de la diaspora africaine initié par Mikael Owunna | In AssiégéEs #2. Paris

2015

Karbon Kabaret : L’esprit liégeois orchestré par Fabrice Murgia | In Webzine de MONS 2015, Mons 2015 – Capitale européenne de la culture. Mons

2015

Art brut : MONSens, une exposition brutalement bouleversante | In Webzine de MONS 2015, Mons 2015 – Capitale européenne de la culture. Mons