Manif d'art 8 - the Quebec City Biennial

February, 17 to May, 14, 2017

Curator and theme

Internationale Curator
Alexia Fabre

Assistant Curator
Anne-Sophie Blanchet

Joy is a transient emotion, but one permeated with a zest for living. Being joyous means, in a way, shaking off our individual and collective concerns. Being joyous asserts our right to experience wonder and to achieve aspirations which, whether real or imaginary, give profound meaning to our lives. Expressing joy means defying the limits of time and sharing the emotion in all its strength, fragility, innocence, poetry, and art.


  • 100 artists from 7 different countries
  • 29 indoor and outdoor exhibition locations in Quebec City
  • 240,000 visitors
  • 34 exclusive and unseen works
  • 50 partner organizations

Artists of the official selection


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Mathieu Valade

Mathieu Valade Manifeste, 2015. Video Installation.

None Futbal Club

Work n°101 : On air, 2016. Installation.

Jocelyn Robert

L’il y a, 2016-2017. Video projection.

Mathieu Valade

Mythes et évidences, 2017. Installation.

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