Yann Pocreau

Yann Pocreau's recent research has focused on the narratives suggested by the presence of light when staged within specific sites. Having removed the human presence from his photographs, and even turning more often to media other than photography, he has developed a series of interventions and works based on the materiality of artificial light and its essential contribution to photographic thinking. Questions about the materiality of light, reflection, and colour have taken over from ''body-space'' relationships and historical notions that were his previous concerns.

The artist receives the generous support of Guy Rodrigue (2016-2017) and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (2018).


Yann Pocreau holds a master's in visual and media arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal. He is represented by Galerie Simon Blais in Montreal.

Recent exhibitions


C'est ainsi qu'entre la lumière, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

2nd Biennial of Contemporary Art, Victoria, Seychelles

Migration, Identity and Belonging, IFM, RoseHill, Ile Maurice


Patrimoines, Galerie de l'UQAM, Montréal 
Lumens, Musée régional de Rimouski, curator Eve De Garie Lamanque, Rimouski
Sur les lieux ( volet 2), Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, Saint-Jérôme


Sur les lieux, curator Manon Tourigny, Expression, St-Hyacinthe, Québec
Société secrète, Centre CLARK, Montréal, Québec
1 :3 Light, curator Sara Arjona Gonzales, Rooster Gallery, New York, NY
Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie, Québec


5ième Biennale de Sinopale, Turquie
Croisements, Centre VU, Québec (Solo)


Projections, Fonderie Darling, Montreal (solo)