Michèle Thériault

Director, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal QC

MICHÈLE THÉRIAULT is a curator, writer and editor who is currently director of the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery at Concordia University in Montréal. She is interested in translational issues in art, reflexive frameworks, knowledge in art and in the context of exhibition. As director of the Ellen Art Gallery she has developed a program that reflects critically upon contemporary artistic production and curatorial activity often in relation to the recent history of contemporary art. She has curated many exhibitions with Canadian and international artists such as Timelength (2004); Claude Tousignant. 3 paintings, 1 sculpture, 3 spaces (2005); Walid Raad, The Atlas Group (2006); the first exhibition in North American of Harun Farocki’s installations (2007); solos with Kent Monkman: My Treaty is With the Crown (2011) and Olivia Boudreau: Oscillations of the Visible (2014). She was also a co-curator of Traffic, Conceptual Art in Canada, 1965-1980 (2010-2014). She is the editor of numerous publications and the author of many essays.