Christian Barré

Christian Barré

Montreal, QC, Canada

About Christian Barré

I easily appropriate communication strategies to intervene with compassion in the social body. I'm engaged in political theories related to social injustice, institutional ideologies, and hierarchical discrimination, my analysis allows us to reconsider the liberalism of cultural production. with irony, I wish to criticize the accepted representations of regular models of success. through a precise study of the alienating and superficial stylistic specificities of the image, I recompose a narrative device, often didactic, based on the authenticity of testimonies or experiences lived by marginalized people. consequently, he endeavors to infiltrate into unknown universes implying the intimacy, proximity, and private life of individuals. if I favor the social function of art, I nevertheless endeavor to demonstrate its legitimization mechanisms in order to challenge the spectator’s critical thinking and I really like Marilyn Manson and Britney Spears.


1999 Master's degree - Fine arts - UQÀM:
"Misuse of the industrial object as a mode of artistic intervention"
1994 Bachelor - Visual Arts - UQÀM
1989 DEC - Arts and Letters - CÉGEP de Granby
1986 DEP - Graphic Design - Massey Vanier High School, Cowansville


Since 2001, he has participated in Montreal Mois de la Photo, Montreal Biennial and Territoires Urbains at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art in 2005. He has made residencies around Quebec province at to the Bande Video, Centre Sagamie, production center Daimon, then at the Kultuuritehas Polymer mtü in Estonia.

in 2010, he won the 2nd international prize for professional ideas for the redevelopment of the Champ de Mars in Montreal, Quebec with Integral Jean Baudoin.


2020 Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Maison des arts de Laval, Laval

2010 Car Crash Memories : The sequel, Centre Vu, Québec

2009 Car Crash Memories, Galerie SAS, Montréal

2007 I Will Not Apologize, Galerie oeuvre de lʼAutre, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

2007 Les baisers de résistance, Maison de la culture Frontenac, Montréal

2007 Like A Complete Unknown, La Bande Vidéo, Québec

2006 Jealous Guy, Évènement international art et santé mentale, Folie/Culture, Québec

2006 Femme réfugiée, immigrante reçue, État d’urgence, ATSA, Montréal

2000 Médiation, Plein Sud, Centre d’exposition en art actuel, Longueuil

1998 Mute, Montréal Télégraphe, Montréal


2014 Art in the Eastside, Belfast Festival at Queen, Irlande du Nord, Angleterre

2010 Art souterrain, Deep focus for swallow self, 42 – men, installation

2009Échange Capital / Capital Exchange, programmation vidéo à Saw gallery, Ottawa

2009 Crafting Romance,Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, Georgie, Etats-Unis

2009 PEEP ART/ART VOYOU, lʼÉcart, lieu dʼart actuel, Rouyn-Noranda 2009

2006 Territoires urbains, Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, Oakville, Ontario

2005 Cynismes/Cynisms, Manif dʼart 3, biennale de Québec
2005 Territoires urbains, Musée dʼart contemporain de Montréal
2004 Contemporary Art and Public Space, Biennale de Montréal

2004 Des Instants ruraux à Supra rural, Communauté dans lʼart

2004 Envelop. Urb. #11: Social Comment.SPACE Art Gallery, Pittsburgh

2001Réfléchir par hasard pour un espace public agile, ALICA, manœuvre, Montréal

2001 Interférences, Station de métro Berri-UQAM, Mois de la photo de Montréal

Video Festival

2010 Caissière Courage, Cairo Video, Goethe Medrar Contemporary Art, Égypte