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 an MFA in media and visual arts from Université du Québec à Montréal. Long-listed on the 2018 Sobey Art Award and a finalist of the 2018 Louis-Comtois Award from Ville de Montréal for mid-career artists, he conducted residencies at ISCP New York (2018), at the Mont-Mégantic Observatory of Université de Montréal (2018), as well as at Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM). His work is represented by Galerie Simon Blais in Montreal.
Pour un instant, Fonderie Darling, Montreal
Les Portraits, Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal
The stars and us, with Bettina Forget, Centre d’exposition de l'Université de Montréal
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'UQÀM, Montreal
Sur les lieux, Centre Expression, St-Hyacinthe
5e Biennale de Sinopale (Turkey)
Projections, Fonderie Darling, Montreal
Anarchitectures, VU Photo, Quebec City
Peut mieux faire, L’Œil de poisson, Quebec City