Trevor Gould

Artist statement

Trevor Gould’s work teases out the intricacies and mechanisms at play in the familiar nature/culture dualism that structures our understanding of otherness. He also seeks to critique the performativity of the ideology of domination – still visible today – within artistic, scientific and historical institutions such as museums, zoos, botanical gardens and encyclopaedias. If Gould first considers himself as a sculptor, his thoughts upon history and culture are also transposed into installation, video, performance and through an important body of watercolour works.


Trevor Gould (b. 1951) born in Johannesburg, South Africa, lives and works in Montreal where he was for a long time a sculpture professor at Concordia University. The work of Gould is shown nationally as well as internationally: Hilliard Art Museum (USA) (2022), Centre Clark (Canada) (2018)FRAC Languedoc Roussillon (France) (2014), Non-Maison (Aix-en-Provence) (2013),Dunlop Art Gallery of Regina (2012), Museum of Contemporary Art Montreal, (2012, 2007 and 1998), XIIIthBiennale Internationale di Sculptura di Carrrara (Italy) (2007), Casino du Luxembourg (2006), the National Museum of Fine Arts Québec (2005), National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2001), Biennale de Montréal (1998), Johannesburg Biennial (South Africa) (1995). Gould has realised public artworks in Canada (1993), in Germany (2008 and 2006) and recently in France (2013 and 2014).

In July 2014, the Hannibal Pavilion was inaugurated in Le Vernet, Provence, and will present a permanent installation by the artist. His work can be found in several museum and corporate collections in Canada, Poland, Italy, France and Germany. Gould is represented by Galerie Hugues Charbonneau in Montréal, Canada, by Galerie Arte Giani in Frankfurt, Germany, and by Galerie Marena Rooms in Turin, Italy.