The VAV is proud to announce its first Online Residency Program. We have invited 12 artists to realize a two-month research/research-creation project, for which they have received an honorarium and project budget. The residency will take place exclusively online and in two groups of six artists.

Each group’s residency will culminate in a final online exhibition, including presentations from the artists about their process. Throughout their residency, artists will be given the opportunity to “take-over” the VAV Instagram for a period of a weekend each.

La Galerie VAV est fier d'annoncer son premier programme de residence en ligne. Nous avons sélectionné 12 artistes pour réaliser un projet de recherche/ recherche-création de deux mois, pour lequel ils ont reçu des honoraires et un budget de projet. La résidence se déroulera exclusivement en ligne et en deux groupes de six artistes.

La résidence de chaque groupe se terminera par une exposition finale en ligne, comprenant des présentations des artistes sur leur processus. Tout au long de leur résidence, les artistes auront l'opportunité d’occuper le VAV Instagram pour une période d’un week-end chacun.

We would like to begin by acknowledging that Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtià:ke/Montréal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

Tying Streams is the exhibition of the work of the VAV Gallery’s first group of Online Residents. These six students were invited to advance their projects over the course of two months, during which they met regularly with the VAV coordinators and other residents for feedback on their work and to discuss exhibition details.

To tie a stream is an impossible, imaginary task. Tying Streams is an invitation to mentally map paths, to figuratively take hold of them, and begin to weave. This group of artists have found in common a practice of tracing the networks in which they find themselves.

Web Design by Le Lin

Graphic Design by John Mendoza

Facilitated by Carolina Larosa, Julia-Autumn Savoy, and Tyra Maria Trono

Residents: Rebeca Elias, Hannah Ferguson, Alfred Muszynski, Christine White, William Humphrey, Océane Buxton