Summer residences for our members

  • Claire Beaulieu, Amélie Brisson-Darveau, Janick Burn, Andrée-Anne Dupuis-Bourret
From July 1st to September 1st, 2019

Eager to better respond to the reality and needs of its members, the artists-run Center, CIRCA art actuel is proud to set up a residency project.

Throughout the summer of 2019, four artists members of CIRCA will have access to the two galleries of the Center, to explore and deepen their artistic research.

For a few months, our space of diffusion will thus be transformed into a space of creation. In order to discover artists’ processes and working methods, certain time slots will be open to the public to make CIRCA art actual a link of meetings and exchanges. These dates will be announced shortly.

Andrée-Anne Dupuis-Bourret
In gallery I from July 1st to August 1st & gallery II from August 9 to September 1


Andrée-Anne Dupuis Bourret approaches creation from a reflection on the perception and occupation of space. She has exhibited at several exhibitions in Canada and abroad (United States, Mexico, France, Netherlands, Italy, Australia). Andrée-Anne Dupuis Bourret is a professor at the School of Visual and Media Arts (UQAM). Her work is devoted to the study of current printed practices and to research-creation projects that are embodied in various forms: images, sculptures, installations, artist publications, evolving and collaborative works, exhibition commissariats.

Amélie Brisson-Darveau
In gallery II from July 1st to 26th


Amélie Brisson-Darveau lives and works between Montreal and Hamburg. She received her MFA from Concordia University in the Fiber Art program. Before doing her MFA, she 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. Her artistic projects aim at offering an alternative experience of the obscure and unseen elements of social environments by shaping them in volume and exploring their tangibility. Installation, drawings and performing actions are the mediums she privileges to make this experience accessible. Her work has been shown in various exhibitions and events in Canada, United-States, Switzerland, England, France, Germany, Greece, 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.

Janick Burn
In gallery I from July 14 to 21 and August 15 to September 1


From the Outaouais / Anishinabewaki, Janick Burn lives in Montreal / Tio’tia: ké for several years. She graduated in 2019 with a Master’s degree in visual and media arts and is dedicated to the implementation of various artistic projects. She particularly cares about the body and the framework of the performance and the video – practices around which her approach is articulated and unfolds.

Claire Beaulieu
In galerie II from July 26th to August 9th


Claire Beaulieu holds a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Canada, Mexico, Europe, and the United States, including San Francisco, Chicago, and New Mexico. A Canada Council and Quebec Arts Fellow on numerous occasions, she has participated in various artist residencies in Canada, in the United States, among other things she has been awarded the one-year residency grant in Basel, Switzerland. His work is part of public and private collections here and abroad. It has been the subject of various articles and publications.