2017 Selection Committee

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Anne-Claude BaconAnne-Claude Bacon

Anne-Claude Bacon holds a master’s in art history and museology from the Université de Montréal. She was the director of the Jacob-William Collection (TOHU) before becoming curator of the Hydro-Québec Art Collection in 2004. President of Éditions esse, she also sits on the board of directors of OPTICA and is a member of the programmation committee for Giverny Foundation for Contemporary Art.

 

 

 

Julie BélisleJulie Bélisle

Julie Bélisle is the head of digital content development and research at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. From 2004 to 2015, she was involved in research and mediation at the Galerie de l’UQAM and contributed to various digital exhibition projects (Virtual Museum of Canada, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec). She holds a doctorate in art history, and her research area is the use of material culture in contemporary art. She has also worked as a curator. She has written essays on a number of Québec artists, has been art director of Spirale, and sits on the board of directors of Éditions esse. Since 2014, she has been a lecturer on museology at the Université du Québec en Outaouais.

 

Gabrielle BouchardGabrielle Bouchard

Gabrielle Bouchard currently works as an assistant for Collection Giverny Capital and is project manager for visual artist Marc Séguin. For several years, she has provided training on the art market to support artists in their career development. She coordinated the Symposium international d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul from 2012 to 2014 alongside curator and artist Serge Murphy. Committed to the dissemination and sale of contemporary art, she co-founded the Foire en art actuel de Québec in 2013. She holds a BA in art history from McGill University and an MA in cultural enterprise management from HEC, Université de Montréal.

 

 

Anne-Marie St-Jean AubreAnne-Marie St-Jean Aubre

Holding a master’s in arts from UQAM, Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre regularly contributes to various magazines and publications. As an independent curator, she has organized several exhibitions, notably at Diagonale (2016), Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides (2015), Maison des arts de Laval (2014), Galerie de l’UQAM (2012), and as co-artistic director of Fonderie Darling. She is newly curator of contemporary art at the Musée d’art de Joliette.

 

 

Sylvette BabinSylvette Babin

Sylvette Babin holds a master’s in open media from Concordia University. She has been the director and editor of esse arts + opinions since 2002, while continuing her practice as a performance artist. She has participated in numerous artistic events in Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Her writings have been published in magazines, catalogues, and artist books, and she has curated several events, including Les Convertibles produced by Culture pour tous (2006), Infraction 08 (Sète, France, 2008), and Il Nostro Gusto (Triennale Orange, Saint-Hyacinthe, 2009).