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Josianne Poirier in residency in Lyon


March 13th to 25th,  2024

From March 13th to 25th, Quebec curator Josianne Poirier will be in residency in Lyon (France), where she will be hosted by our partner the macLyon.

For two weeks, Josianne Poirier will be welcomed to visit artists’ studios, tour a selection of institutions, art centers and galleries in Lyon, and meet with a wide range of french arts professionals. 

This residency is both a professional development project, a network relationship consolidation, a discovery of artistic approaches and an opportunity to be inspired by creative activities from elsewhere in view of developing future exhibition projects.

Josianne Poirier is art historian, author and independent curator whose research unfolds at the intersection of art and the production of space. She specializes in issues involving artistic practices in public spaces, nightscapes and peaceful coexistence (including the more-than-human). In 2022, she published Montréal fantasmagorique. Ou la part d’ombre des animations lumineuses urbaines (Lux Éditeur), a critically acclaimed essay. She is the artistic director of the Grantham Foundation for Art and the Environment, and a lecturer at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She holds a MA in urban studies and a PhD in art history. She lives in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montréal.

About the networking residencies

This initiative is part of an effort to share knowledge, develop networks and build lasting relationships between institutions with complementary mandates. Designed with collaboration and sharing in mind, the residences benefit all parties, including organizations in the same local community. This initiative is built with the expertise and involvement of many partners and aims to open markets and create international opportunities for the Canadian and Central European communities.


This project is supported by the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec and the Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères de la République française, within the framework of the Commission permanente de coopération franco-québécoise (CPCFQ) and the Canada Council for the Arts.