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Guillaume Adjutor Provost

Guillaume Adjutor Provost
Matériellement rien, potentiellement tout [exposition_exhibition], 2017
Diagonale, Montréal, Canada
(photo : Guy L’Heureux)

Guillaume Adjutor Provost
Matériellement rien, potentiellement tout [exposition_exhibition], 2017
Diagonale, Montréal, Canada
(photo : Guy L’Heureux)

Guillaume Adjutor Provost
Matériellement rien, potentiellement tout [exposition_exhibition], 2017
Diagonale, Montréal, Canada
(photo : Guy L’Heureux)

Guillaume Adjutor Provost
Matériellement rien, potentiellement tout [exposition_exhibition], 2017
Diagonale, Montréal, Canada
(photo : Guy L’Heureux)

Artist Statement

At the core of Guillaume Adjutor Provost’s practice is an interest in the presentation context of an artwork within an exhibition space. The artist sees the presentation of an installation not as an end in itself, but as a site of action and contemplation that goes beyond the presented work. In this context, the artist also acts in a curatorial way by creating a relationship between a body of work and a research space that is open to artistic, theoretical, and critical collaboration. Through an indeterminateness of forms, Guillaume Adjutor Provost’s production plumbs our unconscious expressions, the idea of usage and the construction of ideals. More specifically, he is interested in what lies in the periphery of history-making: such as with the counter-culture, the personal archives, the vernacular, the science-fiction and the psychoanalytic approaches.

Guillaume Adjutor Provost
(En conversation avec _ In conversation with Sarah Chouinard-Poirier, Angie Cheng, François Pisapia, Irène Fournaris)
Providence [exposition_exhibition], 2017
Association des travailleurs grecs du Québec / Clark / La SERRE, Montreal, Canada
(photo : Paul Litherland)

Guillaume Adjutor Provost
(En conversation avec _ In conversation with Sarah Chouinard-Poirier, Angie Cheng, François Pisapia, Irène Fournaris)
Providence [exposition_exhibition], 2017
Association des travailleurs grecs du Québec / Clark / La SERRE, Montreal, Canada
(photo : Paul Litherland)

Biography

Guillaume Adjutor Provost was born in Gatineau in 1987. He holds a Doctorate in the study and practice of the arts from UQAM. His research focuses on the concept of curatorial art, namely the use of curatorial approaches as creative practice. His past awards include grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the OJIQ and the Sodec. Guillaume Adjutor Provost’s work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, and Switzerland. He has received the Jean-Claude Rochefort prize in contemporary art, as well as the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art. Since the Fall of 2016, he has benefited from a studio at Darling Foundry, and was one of the finalists for the 2016 Pierre-Ayot prize. In the summer of 2017, he will be in residency with the art centre Bolìt in Gerona, Catalonia.

Guillaume Adjutor Provost et al.
Bonne fortune [exposition_exhibition], 2016
Clark, Montréal, Canada
(photo : Paul Litherland)

Guillaume Adjutor Provost et al.
Bonne fortune [exposition_exhibition], 2016
Clark, Montréal, Canada
(photo : Paul Litherland)

Guillaume Adjutor Provost et al.
Bonne fortune [exposition_exhibition], 2016
Clark, Montréal, Canada
(photo : Paul Litherland)