2021 Selection Committee

Anne PhilipponAnne Philippon

Anne Philippon holds a master’s in art studies from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Since 2016, she has been assistant curator at Galerie de l’UQAM, where she manages the institutional collection and coordinates the presentation and circulation of exhibitions as well as the production of publications. As a curator, she has led diverse exhibition projects, notably at Maison de la culture de Longueuil (Denis Rousseau, 2019), Expression, Centre d’exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe (Karine Payette, 2017), Salle Alfred-Pellan at the Maison des arts de Laval (Nicolas Fleming and Sonia Haberstich, 2015), and at Galerie de l’UQAM (exhibitions devoted to the Collection d’œuvres d’art de l’UQAM, 2019 and 2013). She regularly collaborates on various contemporary art publications and has been a member of several juries.


Anne RogerAnne Roger

Anne Roger is an art historian with a master’s in philosophy and contemporary art theory from Université Paris 8. She has held numerous executive positions in public and private cultural institutions in Paris, London, Rome, and Montréal. She currently works as an independent contemporary art consultant for international collectors.




Dominique Sirois-RouleauDominique Sirois-Rouleau

Dominique Sirois-Rouleau is the General Director of the artist-run centre Vidéographe. She holds a Doctorate in Art History and she is also a curator, art critic and lecturer in the Département d’histoire de l’art de l’UQAM. Her research focusses on spectatorship, on the notion of the object in contemporary art, as well as on socio-economic issues related to the practice of art history. She has participated in numerous international symposiums, including ones organized by the Comité international d’histoire de l’art (CIHA) and the Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC), and has served on various committees and juries, notably for the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec’s program for integrating art in public space. Her observations on current discourse and emerging art practices have been published in several books, including Art et politique (PUQ, 2011), Les plaisirs et les jours (PUQ, 2013) and Territoires de métissage artistique (URAV/UQTR, 2017), as well as in various catalogues and journals, including Esse arts + opinions and Espace art actuel.


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. She also sits on the board of directors of both Éditions Esse and OPTICA.




Julie BélisleJulie Bélisle

Julie Bélisle is a consultant in visual arts for Ville de Montréal’s Service de la culture. She was previously head of digital content research and development at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. Her expertise in digital technologies in a museum context was called upon for various projects (Virtual Museum of Canada, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Plan culturel numérique du Québec, Art+Feminism). From to 2004 to 2015, she was in charge of public programming at Galerie de l’UQAM, in addition to coordinating exhibitions and publications. She was also co-curator of Projet Peinture and coordinated exhibitions and publications. Specialized in material culture and contemporary art, she holds a doctorate in art history from UQAM. Her dissertation focused on the gathering of objects as an approach to creation, centring on issues related to consumption in art. She has written essays on current art practices and on Quebec and Canadian artists.


Sylvette BabinSylvette Babin

Sylvette Babin holds a master’s in open media from Concordia University. Her art practice has led her to participate in numerous events across Canada and in around twenty European, Asian, and Latin American cities. Member of Esse magazine’s editorial committee for over twenty years, she has also been its director since 2002. She has published articles in diverse magazines, catalogues, and artist books.