The Biennale

MOMENTA Biennale de l’image is a contemporary art dissemination and mediation platform. The Biennale, MOMENTA’s flagship event with many associated activities, takes shape in collaboration with exhibition partners from all over the world. Based in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montréal, the MOMENTA Biennale organizes a program composed of numerous exhibitions and a diversified and accessible public program. For each edition, a curator is invited to propose a contemporary theme that defines the selection of artists and artworks for the exhibitions.

Masquerades: Drawn to Metamorphosis

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The 18th edition of MOMENTA Biennale de l’image takes place from September 7 to October 22, 2023. Designed by curator Ji-Yoon Han, Masquerades: Drawn to Metamorphosis aims to explore the dynamics of visibility and invisibility that shape representations of the self and the other from the metamorphic potentials of mimicry.

Deployed in fifteen locations across the city, the biennial program will bring together 23 artists from abroad, representing 15 countries, and from 4 provinces and 4 Indigenous nations of Canada. From one exhibition to the next, processes of transformation, mimicry, and mutation will be activated, questioning the functions of the image, between representation and metamorphosis.