11th edition | April 28, 2022

Performance Evening

Salle Polyvalente, Coeur des Sciences, UQAM
April 28, 2022
Doors at 6pm
Performances 6:30-9:00pm

Lina Choi | A composer, 10 minutes
Nana Quinn | Les larmes me font pleurer, 15 minutes
Pilar Escobar | El bus, berceuse del adiós, 12 minutes
Jacqueline van de Geer, artiste mentore | The String, 10 minutes
Nina Vroemen | Radiant Tools, 8 minutes
Jad Orphée Chami avec Noël VézinaHow to say ‘ longing ’, 15 minutes
Barbara Finck-Beccafico aka Wållgren | Poésie de l’ADN, 15 minutes
Erin Gee | We as Waves, 12 minutes

et un paysage sonore de Simon Grenier-Poirier et Marc-André Roy

and with music by Simon Grenier-Poirier and Marc-André Roy

Tickets to watch the event livestream = $15
Tickets to attend the in-person event = $18


Marjorie Charbonneau | General coordination

Laurie Cotton Pigeon | Coordinator of programming

Charlotte Dion-Gagnon | Technical and logistics coordinator

Allison Kalb | Financial coordinator

Andréa Provençal | Communications coordinator

Davis Hepnar | Graphic design


ACSHA – Association des cycles supérieurs en histoire de l’art, UQAM
AÉMHAR – Association du module d’histoire de l’art, UQAM
AFÉA – Association facultaire étudiante des arts, UQAM
Service à la vie étudiante de l’UQAM


Productions Agile
Centre Sportif, UQAM

Lina Choi

MFA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London, 2020

Lina Choi was born in South Korea in 1990. She is a visual artist who majored in sculpture at the Royal College of Art in London (UK), currently living and working in Quebec (Canada). Through her installation works, she utilises sounds by exploring the relationship between unspoken social expectations/rules placed on individuals, and how the sole identity of humans locates themselves in societies. Her practice as a sound artist consists of recording sound, voice, and creating sounds which she then merge, edit and compose with. By transforming her recording her aim is to give visual power to individuals’ personal narratives.
Artist website

Nana Quinn

Bachelor’s in Visual and Media Arts, UQÀM

Nana Quinn est un.e artiste pluridisciplinaire ayant grandi à Québec. Elle poursuit actuellement des études en arts visuels et médiatiques à l’Université du Québec à Montréal, dans lesquelles elle s’intéresse aux pratiques relationnelles, à la notion d’extimité et à la vulnérabilité en tant que combustible. Elle aime se coucher dans les bancs de neige, danser en bobette et pleurer dans l’autobus. Elle n’a pas de wifi chez elle et ne possède pas de téléphone. Elle perd toujours ses cartes d’identité. La poésie se situe au cœur du processus artistique de Nana Quinn, à la fois comme moteur de création et comme moyen de résistance. Dans ses œuvres, celle-ci aborde de manière pluridisciplinaire des enjeux existentiels qui questionnent notre relation aux autres, à soi et au monde dans cet état d’impermanence qui est propre à toute chose.

Pilar Escobar

Master’s in Visual and Media Arts, UQÀM

Née à Medellín, en Colombie, Pilar Escobar a grandi entourée par des artistes et des musiciennes.iens. Ses parents l’ont toujours encouragée à développer sa créativité et à avoir une perspective positive même si le contexte violent de son pays le permettait peu. Ses études en musique, en design de mode, en textiles et en coiffure ont favorisé l’hybridité, l’essence de ses créations. Explorant la gestualité et le mouvement comme mode d’expression sentimental, elle utilise la performance dans ses propositions artistiques pour mettre de l’avant l’autodétermination de sa corporalité. Pour elle, l’art action favorise un dialogue entre le travail textile, la danse, la parole, le chant et le théâtre avec des matériaux comme ses menstruations, la laine, la soie, les cheveux, les pelures d’oignon, des vêtements, des crinières de cheval, etc.


Jacqueline van de Geer

Mentor artist for RIPA 2022

Jacqueline van de Geer was born in the Netherlands and immigrated to Canada in 2005. She holds a degree in both visual and performance arts. Growing up in Rotterdam, a scarred place that was accidentally bombed twice during World War II, taught her a ’do a lot with almost nothing’-approach to her practice. She works in Europe and Canada as a performer and theatrical DJ. Since coming to Montreal, Jacqueline has started to write short plays and create solo works that are bilingual, non linear, and somewhat dada-inspired.

In her performances, she likes to challenge herself and her audience in a non-invasive way. Jacqueline hopes to create a space where participants can open up to a collective experience: to share, to exchange, to be touched, and to speak out. Her work focuses on issues of intimacy and reconnection. This happens in various settings such as a gallery, a hotel room, a hall corner, a tent, or an exterior performance space. Offering possibilities for participation with her audience keeps the work feeling fresh and alive. She is thrilled to be part of the Montreal eclectic arts community, which has generously welcomed her since her big move across the Atlantic.

Artist website

Nina Vroemen

MFA Sculpture and Ceramics, Concordia University, 2021

Currently residing in Tiohtiá:ke (Montreal), on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, Nina Vroemen is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, dance, multimedia installations and sonic experimentation. She seeks projects that quicken the heart, that engage in critical research, sensorial inquiry and immersive fieldwork. Her current research is on queer ecology, enviromental slow-violence, and the fraught legacy of uranium mining and the atomic age. She translates these investigations into intimate experiments that integrate normative behaviour and relationality to resources. Vroemen is also a collaborator in two interdisciplinary, performance projects centred on speculation, awe and ecological justice.

Artist website

Jad Orphée Chami with Noël Vézina

Bachelor’s in Music, Concordia University, 2019

Jad Orphée Chami is a Canadian-Lebanese composer, performer and multidisciplinary artist based in Paris that has notably worked on the original soundtrack of the feature film Antigone by Sophie Deraspe, awarded Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and chosen as Canada’s official selection for the 92nd Oscars. He was a nominee for the Iris prize for best original music during the 22nd Gala for Quebec Cinema. Outside his work of composing music for image and stage, he explores through research-creation the dialogue between music and testimony. The stories of those who were disappeared during the Lebanese civil war is a central concern in his practice. He is affiliated with the Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling and was in residence att the Acts of Listening Lab in 2021 where he presented drafts of his project “Rhapsodie pour les disparus”.


Noël Vezina is a queer, interdisciplinary, dance and movement artist based in Montreal (Tiohtiá:ke). Largely self taught, her process is highly intuitive and organic. Approaching performance as a tool to connect deeply, to herself and to others, her work often takes on ephemeral and intimate forms. Noël is one sixth of the winning team of the 2021 Dansathon in Liège, recognized for their imagining of ‘the future of dance’ through a new interactive performance experience The Living Room. They will continue questioning the place of technology in promoting embodiment soon, with the support of the Maison de la Danse de Lyon, Sadler’s Wells and the Théâtre de Liège. Noël strives to be radically soft, honest and vulnerable.


Barbara Finck-Beccafico aka Wållgren

Master’s in Composition and Sound Creation, Université de Montréal, 2021

Artivist-Earthling-Eco-Feminist-Anti-Speciesist-Queer-F*EM. This is how Barbara Finck-Beccafico is positioned in the artistic ecosystem. Currently studying at the Masters in Composition and Sound Creation at the University of Montreal, Barbara Finck-Beccafico has, since beginning of her academiccareer, had the opportunity to work under the tutelage of recognized artists at the Université de Montréal (Nicolas Bernier, Martin Bédard), Paris 8 University (Alain Bonardi, Anne Sedes) and Sogang University of Seoul (Jusub Kim, Yongsoon Choi).

Artist website

Erin Gee

Doctorate in Composition and Sound Creation, Université de Montréal 

Erin Gee is a Canadian artist with a hybrid practice that spans new media, art-science, performance art and music composition. By creating new technologies, instruments, scores and sounds, Gee enacts speculative systems of feminist thought, addressing the material limits of embodiment, unconscious drives and affect-driven experience. Gee was awarded a limited-term Assistant Professor contract at Concordia University (2015-2017) to teach Sound Production and Gender and Technology studies. She is currently a doctoral student at Université de Montreal. Her research on feminist methods for biofeedback music is generously supported by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, and is co-supervised by Nicolas Bernier and Jonathan Sterne.

Artist website

Simon Grenier-Poirier & Marc-André Roy

Simon Grenier-Poirier est un artiste interdisciplinaire basé à Montréal. Son travail allie l’art visuel, la danse, la musique, la performance et la photographie. Il a été membre du duo musical Automelodi avec lequel il a participé à une tournée européenne. Son champ de recherche artistique et conceptuel comprend l’art relationnel, le concept d’hospitalité, la période de la guerre froide et le rôle de la culture dans les organisations du pouvoir.

Marc-André Roy est un compositeur basé à Montréal. Son travail a été employé en art contemporain et au cinéma. Il a produit des œuvres d’art audio et réalisé une fiction radiophonique. Il a réalisé plusieurs disques de musique pop indépendante dont un nouvel album appelé Music to Change Your Mind To qui paraîtra au printemps 2022 sous le nom d’artiste Man Sardine. En tant que musicien, il a été membre de plusieurs groupes pop et a joué sur scène dans une douzaine de festivals au Québec.

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