UTOPIE(S) du 13 février au 10 mars 2018 à Arsenal, Montréal

Direction artistique, dramaturgie et mise en scène : Hanna Abd El Nour

UTOPIE(S) est une grande fête, une œuvre d’art audacieuse par sa nature, son contenu et son esthétique voulant répondre à une question essentielle, combien fondamentale : Qu’est ce qui fonde l’identité, la mémoire et l’utopie des êtres que nous sommes?

Un chœur de 15 interprètes tente d’y répondre mettant en lumière les idées et les gestes courageux de femmes exceptionnelles qui ont fait l’Amérique, des femmes pionnières qui ont rêvé et créé le Nouveau Monde, des femmes qui ont résisté et lutté pour le bien commun, des femmes qui ont marqué le destin des peuples et des cultures, des femmes qui ont empoigné les imaginaires collectifs. Quand l’art est en quête des origines, le ravissement est suprême extraordinaire.

Production : Volte 21
Partenaire principal : Arsenal Art Contemporain

Utopie(s) a reçu le soutien de la Fondation Cole ainsi que l’appui du Conseil des arts de Montréal et du Conseil des arts du Canada.



Congrès de l’association d’art des universités du Canada

Octobre 12-15 octobre 2017, Banff Center for Arts and Creativity, Banff


Diaspora, Trauma, Memory

Présidente de séance, Bojana Videkanic, Université de Waterloo. Jessica Thompson, Université de Waterloo; Dot Tuer OCAD et Claudia Bernal, UQAM

The intent of this panel session is to focus on the inter-relationship of diaspora, trauma, and memory as each is evoked via visual culture (images/objects/places, etc.). The contemporary moment, rifewith antagonisms and trauma with respect to migration, seemslike the opportune time to discuss issues of how ideas, images, and objects related to diasporic experience find their way into the public consciousness. The aim is to bring together scholars whose chronological or cultural research areas may be disparate yet they share a common interest in the ramifications of displacement, and its ongoing cultural, political, and social relevance.



Unsettling Creative Collaboration


Co-conveners: Claudia Bernal (Université du Québec à Montréal), Em Piro (York University), Leah Wilks (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaingn) André Rosa (Universidade de Coimbra)

Through multilingual conversation, movement practices, vocalization, and other creative exercises we will explore the interlocking themes of Body, Space and Identity. Collaboratively, we will create an artistic intervention that unsettles the notion of fixed borders as the primary way we build our subjectivities. What does it mean to unsettle our geographies, our genders, our sexualities, our nationalities, our races, our ages, our abilities, our desires to “get it” and understand linguistically? What new spaces of creative possibility open when we don’t begin with a language—whether corporeal or discursive—in common? How do we create practices of, and spaces for, intimacy as a group of “strangers?” How do we practice being present in the unknown?

Sponsors: Hemispheric Institute of Politics & Performance/ Instituto hemisférico de performance & Política

School of the arts, media, performance & design, Université York University

Social Sciences and Humanities Researche Council of Canada / Conseil de recherche en sciences humaines du Canada

October 5-8, 2017, Toronto, Canada


Strike a Chord- at Sur Gallery, Toronto

Curated by Tamara Toledo

Exhibition: April 13 to June 3, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7-10PM
Remarks and Artist Talk: 8PM
Performance by Claudia Bernal: 8:30PM

To ‘strike a chord’ is to create or trigger an emotional negative or positive response to an action. In this exhibition, artists respond to times of peril and violence: they retaliate with protest, search for healing, all while conjuring an atmosphere of resistance. At times when our role as citizens seem to ever more bluntly demonstrate that actions need to be taken in order for there to be change, Montreal-based artist Claudia Bernal, Toronto-based artists —Coco Guzmán, Julieta María and David Constantino Salazar— use performance, video, installation, sculpture and drawing to position themselves as activists in a society that has revealed its ultra-right wing ideology.

Artists in Strike a Chord present multiple perspectives and offer various tools to activate social integrity, social justice, and respect. While both Bernal and Guzmán tackle performance and drawing as change catalysts and see the power of individuals capable of redefining the course of history through memory and action, Salazar reveals the vulnerability we all share and the obstacles that expose our precarious lives. María offers a comforting and nurturing encounter with our mothers, revealing our instinctive nature to survive despite sentiments of fear and isolation lingering in the world today. During times of uncertainty and anxiety, it is artists who create meaning and a sense of purpose when all else seems to be crumbling. Artists raise their voices; they elicit and provoke those who do not want to change and strike something within all of us.

This exhibition is co-presented by Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts

Prendre Lieux


L’exposition Prendre lieux est à l’affiche du 16 au 26 février 2017, à l’Écomusée du fier monde. La présente exposition est issue d’une collaboration entre l’Écomusée du fier monde, l’École des arts visuels et médiatiques et la Faculté des arts de l’UQAM.

Anne Thibault et Claudia Bernal présentent l’installation performance D’ombres et d’eaux rouges. Peintures d’Anne Thibault et performance de Claudia Bernal


La transparencia sólida hace parte de la selección oficial de la

Muestra internacional de videoarte, VIDEORYMI.

Casa de la Cultura de Cuzco, Perú. 20, 21 y 22 de diciembre del 2016