Nicole Gingras

Field of Practice:

Performing Arts

City, Country:

Montreal, Canada


2017, 2018, 2019

Based in Montréal, Canada, Nicole Gingras works in the field of contemporary art as a researcher, curator and author. The exhibitions and programs she has curated, the publications under her direction, and the seminars she has led deal with such notions as time, the creative process, traces, listening and the links between image and sound. She has written extensively on the moving image, photography, as well as sound and kinetic art. Her curatorial projects and texts have been disseminated in Canada and abroad. Her most recent projects include Raymond Gervais 3 x 1 (2011-2012), a two-part exhibition and publication devoted to a pioneer in Canadian conceptual art; Machines – The Shapes of Movement, a series of 14 exhibitions for Manif d’art 6 – Quebec City Biennial (2012); as well as three solo exhibitions: Karen Trask – L’ombre et la forme (Shadows and Shapes) (2014); Kim Kielhofner and Nikki Forrest – Faire des histoires (Making Stories) (2015); Manon Labrecque – L’origine d’un mouvement (A Movement and its Origins) (2015-2016).

She has collaborated with the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) since 2003 as the programmer of the Experimental FIFA section. As an independent editor, she has produced several monographs and artist’s books since 1996, the most recent of which is Un disque et un couteau (2015), which documents the visual work of turntablist and improvisational musician Martin Tétreault.