Julie Favreau’s practice is located at the crossroads of visual art and choreography: research into gesture and movement feeds into the production of sculptural objects and vice versa. Her projects comprise various overlapping forms, such as video, sculpture, performance, and photography. Recent works are open stories, meant to induce a state of heightened sensory awareness in the viewer, inviting concentration, focus, and intimacy.
The artist received the generous support of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Holding an MFA from Concordia University, Julie Favreau was included in the Québec Triennial (Montreal, Canada, 2011) at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, and was awarded the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art (2012) as well as the Pierre-Ayot Prize, granted by the City of Montreal (2014). Having exhibited extensively in North America and Europe, she has also taken part in many live art and performance art projects. A commission of the Edinburgh Art Festival, her work She Century was presented as a solo exhibition by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2015) and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal, Canada, 2016). In 2017, Favreau will be investing the space of Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, Germany) for a yearlong residence awarded by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. She is represented by Battat Contemporary.