Frédéric Lavoie

Frédéric Lavoie will take advantage of his stay in Matapedia to continue the production of his experimental video Insanus Boletus: an audiovisual account of the surprising encounters he has had while wandering the forest in search of mushrooms.


Frédéric Lavoie (1976, Montreal) holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology and a master's degree in visual and media arts. Through a heterogeneous practice, which takes documentary or fictional elements as materials, he produces narratives, group portraits or thematic analyses. The archive, whether film, paper or digital, constitutes his main working material. His research revolves around issues related to listening and observation, the relationship between nature and culture, all within a critical approach. His works, whether they are video installations, photographs, drawings or objects, have been presented in galleries, artist-run centers, museums and video events. His major achievements include the feature film La Nature Contre-Attaque (125min, 2019), his exhibition Le début de la fin at the McCord Museum (2014) and a mid-career retrospective at the Musée régional de Rimouski entitled Réécritures (2014).

Recent exhibitions


Symposium d’art contemporain, Exposition collective, Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée, Montréal. 

Maison modèle II, Exposition collective, Centre Clark, Montréal. 


De quoi l’image est-elle le nom?, Momenta Biennale, Montréal


Brasser de l’airen collaboration avec Émilie Franceschin, ENAC, Toulouse

Life on mars?, mosaïque vidéo de la Place-des-Arts, Montréal


Le début de la fin, exposition individuelle, Musée McCord, Montréal

Réécritures, rétrospective de mi-carrière , Musée régional de Rimouski, Rimouski 

Québec chasse et pêche, les années ’70, exposition individuelle, Sporobole, Sherbrooke

Craaac!, exposition individuelle, Centre Clark, Montréal