RÉSUMÉ - BIO - ARTISTIC APPROACH

Biography
Jean-François Côté lives and works in Quebec City. He conceptually and poetically explores ideas relating to the image, sound, narration and place. His work takes material form in photography and video and is marked by a particular interest in installation and the transfer of media. Solo exhibitions include L'Ombre survivante at VU, Cités at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in the context of the 8th Bienal de Video Y Nuevos Medios de Santiago, Chile; L'Image in the context of the Mois Multi in Quebec City; A House, A Breath, A Landscape at the Today Art Museum in Beijing, China; The Chorus at YYZ Gallery in Toronto. He has also created permanent public art works, including Les Oies for the Jonquière library.  He is Professor of New Media at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. He has received grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, from the Canada Council for the Arts and from the Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture.

Artistic Approach
My work examines ways of inhabiting the world, of moving through it and in it while remaining critical of the myriad media images and sound modern society presents. I seek to restore the time I feel has been taken from them. I am interested in the fascination exerted by the power of the image and the influence of technologies on creation. My work with photography and video emphasizes the movements and structure of the image and sound, their presence and presence of their absence, with a particular interest in transfers among media.

To materialize and construct the image, I explore the mobile relationship that can exist between the image and sound, their presence in space and the viewer. This in relationship with possible interactions between the photographic instant and extended video time, so as to create tension between immobility and mobility. I juxtapose image, sound and object to create a new place within already an existing location, enabling the image’s usual presence to be transformed into a place that may be inhabited.

Art résumé
Education
2002-2007: Ph.D. in visual arts and art history, Université Laval, Québec City, Canada
2000-2002: MFA, Université Laval, Québec City, Canada
1997-2000: BFA (custom program), Université Laval, Québec City, Canada

Solo Exhibitions
2018: Fumée et brouillard, La Bande Vidéo, Québec, Canada.
2015: A House, A Breath, A Landscape, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
2014: A House, A Breath, A Landscape, Xi'an Art Museum, Xi'an, China
2014: Une maison, un souffle (A House, A Breath), video an sound installation, Mois Multi, Complexe Méduse, Québec City, Canada
2013: The Chorus, video and sound installation, YYZ Artists Outlet, Toronto, Canada
2011: La Chorale, Mois Multi, Coopérative Méduse, Québec City, Canada
2009: Constructing The Image: The City-The Hardware-The Library-The Landscape, Yuanfen Gallery, New Media Art Space, Beijing, China
2009: L’Image (The Image), video installation in collaboration with composer Patrick Saint-Denis, Mois Multi, Studio d'essai of Complexe Méduse, Québec City, Canada
2007: Cités III, 8th Bienal de Video y Nuevos Medios, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile
2007: Cités II, Galerie des arts visuels, Université Laval, Québec City, Canada
2006: Cités I, Galerie R3, Trois-Rivières, Canada
2005: Personnes, Galerie Le 36, centre de diffusion en art actuel, Québec City, Canada
2003: L’Ombre survivante, VU, centre de diffusion et production de la photographie, Québec City, Canada
2002: La symétrie des différences, Studio In Vitro of Complexe Méduse in collaboration with Œil de poisson and Productions Recto-Verso, Québec City, Canada

Group Exhibitions (selection)
2017: Kromatska trilogija (Trilogie Chromatique), Studio Let 777, Centre Lazareti, Dubrovnik,
 Croatie.

2017: Échos et horizons, Melina-Merkouri Hall, Hydra, Grèce. OEuvres présentées: Écrans et répétitions.

2015: Trans-Lucide, «Impact 9», Hangzhou, Chine. Oeuvres présentées: Désintoxication 1 et 
Désintoxication 2.

2015: Régénération, Centre Grave (Victoriaville) et Galerie d'art R3 (Trois-Rivières), Canada. Oeuvre présentée: Habiller le temps, dénuder l'espace.
2015: The Transformation of Canadian Landscape Art: Inside and Outside of Being, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China. Piece presented: Constellation.
2015: Les 3 Amériques, Museo de la Estampa, Toluca, Mexique. Pieces presented: Sisyphe et La route.
2014: The Transformation of Canadian Landscape Art: Inside and Outside of Being, Xi'an Art Museum, Xi'an, China. Piece presented: Constellation.
2014: Les 3 Amériques, Galerie R3, Trois-Rivières (Canada) and Bogota (Colombia). Pieces presented: Sisyphe et La route.
2014: Matérialiser le virtuel, Centre d'exposition Lethbridge, Montreal, Canada. Piece presented: Une maison, un souffle (reduced version).
2013:  Des images et des métissages culturels, UQTR and Victoriaville Town Hall. Pieces presented: Paysage double 1 and Paysage double 2.

2013: Occupation trouble, La Bande Vidéo (Québec City), Langage Plus (Alma), Paraloeil (Rimouski). Piece presented: Paysage. 

2013: TransXpress, Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai, China. Piece presented: Rosée. 

2012: TransXpress, TransSiberien Train. Piece presented: Rosée. 

2012: Des images et des métissages culturels, Biblioteca Virgilio Barco and Archivo de Bogota, Colombia. Piece presented: Paysage double 1 et Paysage double 2.
2010: Art Beijing 2010, Contemporary Art Fair, Beijing, China. Pieces presented: The Hardware / Constellation.
2009: Donkey Institute of Contemporary Art (DICA), 798 Biennial, Beijing, China. Piece presented: A Constellation Anchored by a Portrait in a Landscape.
2007: 30X30X30, underscoring the 30th anniversary of La Bande Vidéo, Québec City, Canada. Piece presented: Paysage VII.

Integration of Art and Architecture
2013: Les Oies, sculptural work, Jonquière Library, Saguenay, Canada.

Distinctions and Grants
2015: Fonds d'animation de la recherche, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
2015: Travel Grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2014: Fonds d'animation de la recherche, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
2013: Research and Creation Grant, Media Arts, Canada Council for the Arts
2013: Research Grant, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
2010: Research and creation grant, video installation, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2009: Travel Grant, Canada Council for the arts
2008: Research and creation grant, video installation, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2007: Travel Grant, Office Québec-Amériques, Québec
2006-2007: Post-graduate studies, Fondation Desjardins, Québec
2003-2006: Post-graduate studies, Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture, Québec
2005: Nomination, Prix Événement, Prix d’excellence des arts et de la culture, Québec
2004: Nomination, Prix Événement, Prix d’excellence des arts et de la culture,   Québec
2003: Research-creation grant, Université Laval, Québec
2002: Named to the Honour Role of the Faculté des études supérieures de l’Université Laval, Québec
2002: Prix René Richard, Québec

Teaching
2012- ongoing: Professor, Media Arts, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
2011-2012: Professor, Time-Based Art and Photography, York University, Toronto, Canada
2006-2011: Lecturer, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada

Conferences and Presentations
2017: Conference speaker, L’image sensorielle: un processus de la construction et de la réception, Colloquium Temporalités esthétiques et artistiques, UQTR, 
Canada.

2015: Conference speaker, Habiller le temps, dénuder l'espace, une oeuvre en lien avec la notion d'Habiter, UQTR, Trois-Rivières, Canada.

2015: Conference speaker, La perception immédiate d'une construction processuelle, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ottawa University, Canada.
2015: Conference speaker, Art of Time, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
2014: Conference speaker, Le virtuel, l'image, le support, international colloquium Le papier, territoire du métissage artistique à l'ère du numérique, UQTR, Canada
2014: Conference speaker, L'oeuvre, un sens en construction, international colloquium Pluralité des arts, singularité des oeuvres, Université de Louvain, Belgique
2013: Conference speaker, The Chorus: A Panel Discussion, YYZ, Toronto, Canada
2011: Guest Artist, MFA/PHD Speaker Series, York University, Toronto, Canada
2008: Conference speaker, Colloque Faire oeuvre: transparence et opacité, Université Laval, Québec City, Canada
2007: Conference speaker, 75th convention of the Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS), Trois-Rivières, Québec City, Canada
2006: Conference speaker in the course “Lecture et analyse de l’oeuvre d’art,” Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
2006: Conference speaker in the master’s seminar “Praxis II,” École des arts visuels, Université Laval, Québec City, Canada
2004: Guest artist in the course “Photographie, langage de base,” École des arts visuels, Université Laval, Québec City, Canada
2004: Guest artist in the course “Procédés photographiques,” Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Québec City, Canada
2003: Guest artist in the course “Repère du réel,” École des arts visuals, Université Laval, Québec City, Canada

Arts Administration
2013-2017: President of the Board, La Bande Vidéo, centre de recherche et de création en arts médiatiques, Québec City, Canada
2006-2011: Artistic director of La Bande Vidéo, centre de recherche et de création en arts médiatiques, Complexe Méduse, Québec City, Canada
2006-2011: Artistic director of Festival Vidéastes Recherché•es, Québec City, Canada
2006-2007: Board member of VU, centre de production et diffusion de la photographie, Québec City, Canada

Training Workshops and Residencies
2017: Creation Residency, Studio Let 777, Dubrovnik, Croatie.

2015: Creation Residency, La chambre blanche, Québec, Canada.
2013: Creation residency, Salle Multi of Complexe Méduse, Productions Recto-Verso, Québec City, Canada
2010: Creation residency, Red Gate International Residency, Beijing, China
2009: Creation residency, Red Gate International Residency, Beijing, China
2009: Creation residency, Studio d'essai of Complexe Méduse, Productions Recto-Verso, Québec City, Canada
2007: Creation residency, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Santiago, Chile
2004: Research-creation internship under the direction of Jocelyne Alloucherie, New York, USA

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