Sandra Volny

Situated at the intersection of the acoustic and the visual, Sandra Volny’s art practice explores the perception of sonic space. Through walks, recordings, meditations, narratives, personal accounts, as well as scientific research and fieldwork, Volny strives to capture the sonic residue of our everyday spaces, surviving resonances attesting to our passing and triggering the collective or individual imagination. Her current research-creation project, Aural Soilscapes, takes a non-anthropocentric perspective to explore aural soils as witnesses of climate change, in collaboration with biologists and environmental scientists.

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is the generous sponsor of Sandra Volny’s studio in 2020-2021. Sandra Volny’s studio was sponsored by the generous support of Anne-Marie & Pierre Trahan in 2019-2020.


Volny holds a PhD in Arts et sciences de l’art from Paris 1 Panthéon- Sorbonne, and an MFA Open Media from Concordia University. She founded Sound and Space Research, an art research platform. She is also a founding member of the Triangular Project collective, and of the research group Aural Soilscapes: Creating ecological consciousness to climate change. She has also been published in numerous academic journals, and was a speaker at the 2020 International Symposium on Electronic Art. In 2021, Volny will be a postdoctoral research fellow in Biology at l’Université de Montreal, and in Visual Arts at l’Université du Québec à Montreal.

Recent exhibitions


[TBT], solo show, Fonderie Darling

[TBT], group show, Richmond Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC


AISHIP: The New States of Being, group show, Centre d'Exposition de l'Université de Montréal (CEUM), Montreal


Survivance des espaces sonores, Galerie Michel Journiac, Paris (FR)
Where Does Sounds Go, Where Does It Come From?, FOFA Gallery (black box), Montreal
Triangular Project, group show, SEA Forum, Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, Cephalonia (GR)


Where Does Sound Go, Where Does It Come From?, Dazibao, Montreal
Silence Starts At -425m, Centre Clark (audio station), Montreal


Triangular Project, Casa Poli, Coliumo (CL)