Caroline Andrieux

Founder, General and Artistic Director

Holding a Ph.D. in Art History from the Sorbonne (Paris) jointly with UQAM (Contemporary Art), Caroline Andrieux is particularly interested in consolidating artists’ presence in the city and in affirming art’s role in our society. By creating several venues enabling artists to come into contact with the public as well as by carrying out site-specific projects, Caroline Andrieux actively contributes to the recognition of contemporary art and especially to the promotion of emerging artists.

 As founder and artistic director of the Quartier Éphémère cultural association, she has been particularly involved in the rehabilitation of the Darling Foundry, a unique art center in Montreal fostering the creation, production and display of visual artworks that she has been leading since its inception. She has been instrumental in setting up many other alternative art centers, such as Hôpital Éphémère and Usine Éphémère in Paris, and has organised various exhibitions and major events in Montreal and in France. In recognition of her active commitment to contemporary art, in 2002, Caroline Andrieux received the title of Chevalière des Arts et des Lettres du Gouvernement français. She is currently working on a cross-residency project between Germany and Canada in the guise of an exchange between Berlin’s Flutgraben center and Montreal’s Darling Foundry.


10 ANS Ma Darling!, 2012, 20 min, video, direction de Lise Courtès