biography – 2023


Manon Labrecque lives and works in Montreal. She has a background in contemporary dance and visual arts. A multidisciplinary artist, she has been making videos, performances, video installations, drawings, photographs and kinetic and sound installations since 1991.

She has participated in numerous national and international group exhibitions, including Body Media II, in Shanghai; Installations [à grande échelle], Intrus / Intruders and Femmes artistes du XXe siècle au Québec, at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec; Sous observation / Spaces Under Scrutiny (Quebec Digital Arts), in New York; Machines ou les formes du mouvement, as part of the Manif d’art 6 – La biennale de Québec; Culbutes. Œuvres d’impertinence, as part of La Triennale québécoise, at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, and at the Liverpool International Biennial.

She has also had several solo exhibitions, notably at Salle Alfred-Pellan (Maison des arts de Laval), Centre CLARK, Dazibao, Galerie de l’UQAM, Maisons de la culture (Montreal), VU, LIEU (Quebec City), Centre d’exposition Expression (Saint-Hyacinthe), AXENÉO7 (Gatineau), Galerie Séquence (Saguenay) and the Musée régional de Rimouski.

His video works have been shown in several festivals in Canada and abroad. Some of them have received awards, among others at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (1998 and 2007), at the Manifestation internationale vidéo et art électronique de Montréal (1995) and at the Transmediale in Berlin (2000).

In 2009, she was awarded the Graff Prize and, in 2013, the Louis-Comtois Prize for her artistic work.

Some of her works are part of public collections: Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, National Gallery of Canada and City of Montreal.

Manon Labrecque has also participated in various artist residencies in Quebec (Montreal, Quebec City, Gatineau, Chicoutimi, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli) as well as in Vancouver, Aix-en-Provence, Barcelona, São Paulo and Helsinki-Espoo.