Visual arts



Information on the activity

May 6, 2023 to June 17, 2023

From Mai 6 to June 17, 2023.

Manuel Poitras is a visual artist, whose work concerns drawing, painting, engraving, sculpture and installation. The core of his approach is based on the tension arising from the human being’s relation to the nature he inhabits and the objects that surround him. In order to explore the underside and flaws of this tension, his work endeavours to destabilize neoliberal anthropocentrism, which positions the individual human above all other entities.

Poitras is interested in the vitality of elements and matter which, in their distinctive vigour, open up other ways for us to look and listen. In so doing, Poitras' works propose other modes of being in this world.

Manuel Poitras holds a BFA from Concordia University, receiving the Guido-Molinari Prize for Studio Art in 2020. He was awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to develop the project presented here. He lives and works in Montreal.

- Vernissage on Mai 6, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.