Attentive to the unknown, Émilie Allard creates ensembles from a variety of information, materials and objects encountered in her environment. Through formal or conceptual relationships, the elements are connected to each other in the manner of a semantic field. Nurturing a symbolic community or a visual homonymy, they impose their structure, breaking from the abundance of possibilities from which their body had to emerge. Allard is interested in objects, images, language and writing through the prism of relationships, limits and the uncanny. Sculpture, writing, photography and drawing are her working tools.
Interdisciplinary artist and poet, Émilie Allard holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the Université du Québec à Montréal (2015). In addition to her individual practice, she collaborates with choreographers to create video projections and has been part of an interdisciplinary collective of dancers. Her individual and collective work has been presented at the Festival international de littérature, Tangente, Arsenal art contemporain, Espace Projet and at the Maison de la culture du Plateau, among others. She was shortlisted for the 2018 Radio-Canada poetry contest and she published a book at Le Lézard amoureux in 2021.