Marc-Olivier Hamelin

Artist in residence

Artist talk

Marc-Olivier Hamelin will present his work process in the form of a discussion in the courtyard of La Filature on July 13, 2022, with Neeko Paluzzi, the artist from the Outaouais region who will be in residence at l'Écart as part of this same agreement.

AXENÉO7 welcomes artist Marc-Olivier Hamelin (SRouyn-Noranda) for a research and creation residency from July 4 to 31, 2022, as part of the Summer Residencies. This partnership results from a cross-residencies agreement concluded betweenAXENÉO7 and l'Écart.

Marc-Olivier Hamelin is originally from Rouyn-Noranda. He graduated from Concordia University in Fine Arts (Montreal, 2014) and holds a MA degree in Museology and Art Practices from the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO, Gatineau, 2019), where he focused on multiple voices in an artistic creation context. He has exhibited several projects, among which Il y avait là trois structures (langagière, intérieure ou physique) ; J’y retourne moins souvent qu’avant as part of the group exhibition The State of Parenthesis, curated by Marie-Hélène Leblanc at Galerie UQO (Gatineau, 2017), It Is About Finding a Method to Integrate Those New Voices. Getting to Know the Double, dont les œuvres combinent des récits personnels et des explorations d’autres auteurs at L’Écart (Rouyn-Noranda, 2018), Il s’agit de trouver une méthode pour intégrer ces nouvelles voix. Connaitre le double,  […] Whose Works Layer Personal Narratives with Explorations of Other Authors at Galerie UQO (2018) and ça demande un lifestyle précis as part of the exhibition Ce n’est pas rien, ce n’est peut-être pas grand-chose, mais ce n’est pas rien, which he developed by inviting eight of his peers, and more recently the project Il y a plusieurs fissures dans le solage, that’s a shame (2021). He takes dialogue as a starting point and raises issues related to self-narrative and speech production. His projects — in which he interweaves his voice with that of  others— take shape in  installations, videos and texts.