ABOUT

Amélie Brisson-Darveau lives and works between Montreal and Hamburg.  She received her MFA from Concordia University in the Fiber Art program. Before she started her MFA, Amélie completed a B.A. in Visual and Media Art at the Université du Québec à Montréal and received a second BA in Social Work from Université de Montréal. Amélie is interested in activating the dynamics between architecture, composition of movements (from the body or materials) and time. Through her installations, performative actions and drawings, she makes these forces emerging and disappearing at the same time through methods of layering, cutting, assembling, sequencing and synchronizing. Her work has been shown in various exhibitions and events in Canada, United-States, Switzerland, England, France, Germany, Finland, Lithuania, Turkey and Norway. She has received grants from FQRSC (Fonds de recherche sur la science et la culture) and the Canada Council for the Arts and the Emerging Artist Award from the Kaunas Textile Biennale. Amélie is currently working as an artistic research associate at the Institute for Contemporary Art Research.