“Don’t You Like the Green of A?”, Nelson Henricks, 2022. Photo: Jon Yu.
A presentation by Nelson Henricks traces the process of Henricks' current show at the MAC from inception to production, articulated through some key works from Nelson’s back catalog, followed by a conversation with MAC curator Mark Lanctôt that will pursue some art-historical backstreets.
Nelson Henricks was born in Bow Island, Alberta and graduated from the Alberta College of Art. He moved to Montréal in 1991 and received a BFA from Concordia University. He recently completed a PhD at Université du Québec à Montréal. Henricks has taught art history and studio art at Concordia University, McGill University, UQAM and Université de Montréal. A curator and artist, Henricks is best known for his videotapes and video installations, which have been exhibited worldwide. A focus on his video work was presented at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as part of the Video Viewpoints series in 2000. Henricks was the recipient of the Bell Canada Award in Video Art in 2002 and the Prix Giverny Capital in 2015. A mid-career retrospective of his work was presented at the Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery in Montréal in 2010. His work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal and others. He is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art in Toronto.
Mark Lanctôt has been curator at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal since 2006 and has organized over the course of his career more than thirty solo and collective exhibitions of Quebec, Canadian and international artists.
He recently acted as co-curator with François LeTourneux (curator at the MAC), of the group exhibition La machine qui enseignait des airs aux oiseaux and is curator of the current Nelson Henricks exhibition as well as an upcoming show by Lili Reynaud-Dewar.
Conversations in Contemporary Art is a free event series sponsored by Concordia University's Studio Arts MFA Program. The series provides a unique opportunity to hear artists, designers, critics, writers, educators, and curators share their practice(s) and perspectives. All events are held in English. In-person seating is first-come-first-served and everyone is welcome.