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Julie Favreau

Art Volt is happy to host the mentorship program of the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art, fostering supportive relationships between current and past Fellowship recipients.

Julie Favreau

Since 2005, Favreau has been working at the crossroad between choreography and sculpture, mainly via moving image. This, leading her to her actual researches: Favreau’s knowledge of body-contact with the inanimate allows her to study how we can approach artificial intelligence in the field of bio-ethics.

Favreau’s films, sculptures and photographs look at how a return to spiritual and sexual power plays a decisive role in our relationship with the “The Augmented Human”.

A selection of her recent exhibitions and research residencies comprise: Rupert (Lithuania); Organ vida-Zagreb photo biennal (Croatia) ; Sporobole-PRIM (Quebec) ; Schwartzsche Villa (Berlin); Edinburgh Art Festival, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; Actoral (France); Arsenal Contemporary (New York); House of Egorn (Gallery Weekend, Berlin); Casino du Luxembourg; Blue Star Contemporary (Texas), Galerie im Marstall (Hambourg, Germany); La BF15 (Lyon, France); Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin); Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Canada); Darling Foundry (Montreal, Canada); Montreal Contemporary Art Museum (Canada); Mac Quinta Normal (Chile); and international art fairs.

Favreau moved to Berlin at the occasion of a national competition, awarding her a year long residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien (2017). She was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2018 and 2012; and is recipient of the Pierre-Ayot Award 2014 and the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship (2012). Her work was reviewed in The Guardian, Magenta, Hyperallergic, Canadian Art, Taz, Berliner Zeitung, Momus.

Favreau’s BFA degree focused on moving image making, video performance and Nouvelle Vague cinema (UQAM-2001-2005). She then self-trained in choreography in Canada and France, attending numerous workshops in leading institutions; engaging actively in the choreographed performance and dance scene (2005-2012). Favreau holds a MFA degree in sculpture (Concordia-2012).

Her film «This Thing» was created and produced with A.I.Ship (Harvard & Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics) as well as ETH Zürich-Bioethics - Health Ethics and Policy Lab.

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Recognising the generous support

This initiative is made possible by the generous support of the Peter N. Thomson Family Innovation Fund.


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