RIPA 2015

4th Edition – May 2&3, 2015

Performance Evening

Agora Hydro-Québec,
Coeur des Sciences Pavilion, UQAM
May 2, 2015

with the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD)

Round Table

Salle des Boiseries, UQAM
May 3, 2015

Didier Morelli (interdisciplinary artist)
Michelle Lacombe (performance artist and cultural worker)
Michèle Thériault (Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery director)


Marie-Ève Leclerc-Parker – General Coordination

Janick Burn and Manoushka Larouche – Programming

Julie Riendeau and Katherine-Josée Gervais – panel

Rosalie Chrétien – Logistics and Technical Support

Julie Richard – Communications

Gabriel Jasmin – Graphic Design

Patrick Boivin – Website


Service à la vie étudiante de l’UQAM
Département d’histoire de l’art de l’UQAM
École des arts visuels et médiatiques de l’UQAM


VIVA! Art Action
Centre SKOL
Inter Art Actuel
Link & Pin Performance Art Series

Artist Biographies

Chris Heller

A graduate of OCAD’s Integrated Media program, Chris Heller is a video-based performance artist. From his own physical reactions, Heller is interested in the limits and mechanisms of the human body. His work has been exhibited in several events and exhibitions in Toronto, as well as in Turin, Italy.

Elisa Ochmanek

Elisa Ochmanek is currently studying in the Integrated Media program at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD). Through performance, video and installation, the artist explores the movement of the body in space, as well as notions of identity and self-representation. Currently performing a six-month-long piece as an alter ego, Elisa, or Eno, uses performance art, video projection and mixed-media installations to delve into psychological and sociological theory of the Self. She has exhibited in multiple galleries in Toronto.

Émylie Bernard

Émylie Bernard has a degree in Visual Arts from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), with a Minor in Art and Technology from the University of Aalborg in Denmark. Her work evolves in a contemplative aesthetic that connects the notion of presence / absence to its inner tension. She took part in several group exhibitions and performance events in Quebec and Denmark, in addition to working in the cultural field.

Guillaume Dufour Morin

Baccalaureate candidate in literature and creative writing at Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Guillaume Dufour Morin’s work is inspired by gestures, traces and words. The artist’s interaction with objects and everyday rituals is an important part of his multidisciplinary creation. His work was recently exhibited at the artist-run centre La Tortue bleue in La Pocatière and at the Regional Museum of Rimouski.

Héloïse Guillaumin & Félix Chartré-Lefebvre

Heloise Guillaumin and Felix Chartré Lefebvre, respectively student and graduate in Visual Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), offer a first collaboration for RIPA 2015. The social and political dimension of the public space is the main issue motivating their practice. The collective considers the performative act as a story and urban poetry generator. They have both participated in several group exhibitions in Montreal, in addition to being involved in the organization of cultural events.

Hideki Kawashima

Currently a student at the Studio Art program at Concordia University, Hideki Kawashima is interested in visceral and incarnated gestures of the body in motion. Through printmaking and performance art, Kawashima wishes to create an interaction between external objects and gesture. He presented his work in several exhibitions and events in Montreal, such as Rats 9, Art Mûr, as well as the Galerie Ethecae and Art Souterrain.

Julie et Simon

Formed in January 2014, the “Julie et Simon” collective brings together SimonDéragon and Julie Maude Gosselin, both undergraduate students in Visual Arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). The duo questions the multiple, tangible links between performance art and sport through deconstruction and reconstruction of events. Their work has been featured in various exhibitions in Montreal, including the Galerie de l’UQAM and the Place des Arts exhibition hall.

Marie-Michèle Beaudoin & Maude Bertrand

Marie-Michèle Beaudoin and Maude Bertrand are undergraduate students in Visual Arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Using a feminist perspective, they address the real and imaginary common spaces in the political, sexual, artistic and cultural fields. Their personal signature is halfway between a handmade aesthetic and an idealized female universe. The duo challenges conventions through micro-daily gestures. Their work has been featured in various events and exhibitions in Montreal.

Maya Wilson-Sanchez

Currently a student at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) in the “Criticism and Curatorial Practice” program, Maya Wilson-Sanchez explores the limits of post-colonial language in the “hybrid / multicultural / pluralistic societies”. Through reproduction of images and artwork, the artist questions the notion of authenticity by making explicit the “elitist and sexist nature” of art history in the perpetuation of an aesthetic canon and the glorification of the art genius as a discursive matrix. Wilson-Sanchez had participated in group shows in Ottawa and Toronto, in addition to pursuing a curatorial practice.

Doyon / Demers

Doyon / Demers, a duo formed in 1987 of Hélène Doyon and Jean-Pierre Demers, focuses on the relationship between art and life. Both artists give particular importance to notions of reliance / “deliance”, socio-aesthetics,heterotopia, and “undisciplinarity”. Through performance art and participatory processes the duo plays with the immediacy of the work. Doyon / Demers has been featured in several events and exhibitions in Canada, Europe, Brazil, Cuba and Japan.

July 20, 2020