Vincent Chevalier. b. 1983. Lives in Toronto, Canada
Vincent Chevalier (b. 1983) is an interdisciplinary artist originally from Montreal, currently based in Toronto. His practice melds autobiography, documentary research, and appropriated media to construct uncanny works on screen. He holds a BFA in Intermedia/Cyberarts from Concordia University (2011) and recently worked as the Media Arts Coordinator at Artspace in Peterborough, Ontario. Known for his videos and digital interventions on queer themes and HIV/AIDS, his videos have exhibited internationally including at the Australian Cinematheque (QAGOMA) in Brisbane, Australia, the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (Germany), the NYC Porn Film and Dirty Looks: On Location festivals (NYC), Vtape’s Curatorial Incubator curated by Adam Barbu, Whippersnapper (Toronto), and at Artspace (Peterborough).
À Vancouver, 2016, Experimental documentary. HD, Colour, Stereo, 34'50"
- Fragile, Gallery 101, group exhibition, Ottawa, ON, (Curator: Salomé Viguier) Nov-Dec. 2016 (upcoming)
- Dying In Public, Cinecycle/Vtape, Toronto, ON, (Curator: Kegan McFadden) Oct. 27, 2016 (upcoming)
- Drain Magazine Launch, Typology/Critical Distance Gallery, Toronto, ON, (Curator/Editor: Ricky Varghese) Sept. 7, 2016
- Dirty Looks Festival, New York, NY, (Curator: Theodore Kerr) Jul. 2015
- Distributor’s Screening: Vtape, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, DE, May 2015
- Little Joe Presents…, NYC Porn Film Festival, New York, NY, Feb. 2015
- sidewalkscreening.mov, Whippersnapper / Pleasuredome / Buddies In Bad Times, Toronto, ON, Jan. 2015
- Your Nostalgia Is Killing Me!, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia (Curator: José Da Silva), Nov. 2014
- White Water Gallery, North Bay, ON, Aug. 2014
- Love is like the Weather, Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre, Sackville, NB (Curator: coral short), Jul. 2014
- Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany, Mar. 2013
- What's Up Vienna/What's Up Montreal Festival, Vienna, Austria, May 2011
- Combine, group exhibition, FOFA Gallery, Montreal QC, Nov. 2010
- One day this kid will get larger, , group exhibition, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL, (Curator: Danny Orendorff), Jan. 26 to Apr. 2, 2017. (upcoming)
- Curatorial Incubator v.12: Bad Timing. V-tape, Toronto, ON (Curator: Adam Barbu), 2015.
- Your Nostalgia Is Killing Me!, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia (Curator: José Da Silva), 2014
- again + again, Platform Gallery, Winnipeg, MB (Curator: Tom Kohut), 2012
- Lest interview annul a want / That image satisfies, Struts & Faucet Media Arts Centre, Sackville, NB (Curator: Jessica MacCormack), 2012
- Copenhagen Queer Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011 (Curator: Florence S. Larose), 2011
- Maplechasers, Centre for Contemporary Art (w/ Bildweschel Glasgow), Glasgow UK (Curator: coral short), 2010
Breeden, 2014, Experimental documentary. HD, Colour, Stereo, 20’
COVER, 2011, HD, Color, Stereo, 6’01”
So… When Did You Figure Out That You Had AIDS?, 2010, Experimental documentary. SD, Color, Stereo, 5’36”
One day this kid will get larger, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL, (Curator: Danny Orendorff), Jan. 26 to Apr. 2, 2017. (upcoming)
Fragile, Gallery 101, Ottawa, ON, (Curator: Salomé Viguier) Nov-Dec. 2016. (upcoming)
From Screen to screen, Gas Station Art Centre, Winnipeg, MB. (Curator: Kegan McFadden.)
AIDS - Based on a True Story. Images +++ Media +++ Art, Deutches-Hygiene Museum, Dresden, DE. (Curator: Vladimir Cajkovac)
A minimal doubt, Videofag, Toronto, ON (Trio w/ Shan Kelley and Andrew McPhail; Curator: Adam Barbu)
POP Life, POP Quarters (ARTPOP Montreal), Montreal, QC (Curator: Mohammed Rezaei)
De la part des vaincus, Galerie RDV, Nantes, France (Curators: Virginie Jourdain, Florence S. Larose, Libby Shea)
Ephemera As Evidence, La Mama Galleria, New York, NY (Curators: Joshua Lubin-Levy and Ricardo Montez)
NOT OVER: 25 Years of Visual AIDS, La Mama Galleria, New York, NY (Curators: Sur Rodney Sur and Kris Nuzzi)
ABC:MTL, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal QC
Survive.Resist, CAFKA.11, Kitchener ON
Lung Capacity, Artspace, Peterborough ON (Trio w/ Andrew McPhail and Lisa Lipton)
Public, Artsweek (Artspace), Peterborough ON [P]
Down the Rabbit Hole, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal QC
through you we see ourselves, VAV Gallery, Montreal QC
Now What?, VAV Gallery, Montreal QC
Line, Image, Text, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal QC (w/ Michelle Lacombe and Sheena Hoszko)
Nostalgies du présent, CIRCA, Montreal QC
Sight & Sound Festival, Eastern Bloc, Montreal QC
Alternorthern, The Lab, San Francisco CA
inter– Exhibition, VAV Gallery, Montreal QC
Body Break, Red Bird Gallery, Montreal QC (Duo w/ David Whitten)
ANTI Contemporary Art Festival, Kuopio, Finland
tell me all the f**ks you give about @boringart in 140 char or less, window, Winnipeg MB (Curator Kegan McFadden)
Your Nostalgia Is Killing Me / AIDS ACTION NOW: Postervirus, Toronto ON; San Francisco, CA; New York, NY, (w/Ian Bradley-Perrin; poster design installed in public space)
Insert Monologue Re: My Youth, Drugs & SSRIs, HIV/AIDS, Angels in America, That Time Tilda Swinton Hugged Me Buddies In Bad Times, Toronto, ON (Rhubarb Festival)
The Friend, i want you magazine, (Photos w/ Jason Gowans / www.iwantyoumagazine.com/gowans-and-chevalier)
Places Where I’ve Fuck’d (PWIF’d), various locations, (A blog reporting my sexual activities / www.pwifd.tumblr.com)
BFA. Intermedia/Cyberarts, Concordia University. Montreal, Canada.
Acting, National Theatre School of Canada, Montreal QC
Grants & Residencies
Media Arts: Research/Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto ON
Travel Grant for Media Arts Professionals, Canada Council for the Arts
Media Arts: Emerging Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council (OAC)
Ken Lum Master Class Residency, Banff Centre, Banff AB
Travel Grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)
Panels & Lectures
Your Nostalgia Is Killing Me!, New York Public Library, New York, NY (Organized by Visual AIDS w/ Ian Bradley-Perrin, Avram Finkelstein, John Weir, Pato Hebert)
PWIF’d : Public program presentation, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal QC (ABC:MTL w/ Ryan Conrad)
Networked Performativity: Systems, Platforms & Identity, Eastern Bloc, Montreal QC (Sight & Sound Festival w/ Michelle Lacombe, Jennifer Chan, Emilie Gervais, Heather Dewey-Hagborg)
VTape – [International, Non-exclusive]
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 452 - Toronto, ON, Canada - M5V 3A8 | www.vtape.org | email@example.com
Dan Udy. "What do we mean by 'AIDS art’?" Art Review. Summer 2016.
Theodore Kerr. "Review: ‘AIDS – Based on a True Story.’" Dandelion. Vol 7, Issue 1. Summer 2016.
Jon Davies and Mark Clintberg. "On Frottage and Other Queer Feelings." No More Potlucks 44. May 2016.
Adam Barbu. “From Explication To Doubt: Curating HIV/AIDS Today.” The Visual AIDS Blog. Aug. 31, 2015.
Ricky Varghese. “Living in the Future Anterior: Trauma and Autobiography in the Work of Vincent Chevalier and Francisco- Fernando Granados.” Reconstruction, Vol. 15, No. 1. Mar. 31, 2015.
Natasha Chaykowski, sidewalkscreening.mov, sidewalkscreening.com. Jan. 2015.
Ricky Varghese. “The Time of Camp, or, Camp as Ruin: Vincent Chevalier, the Portrait of a Young Man as an Artist.” Pop/Corn, Word Hoard, Vol. 1, Iss. 3, University of Western Ontario. Jan. 2015.
Mark Clintberg. “Kidnapping the Canon, and Other Stories: Witte de With, Rotterdam May 22 to August 17, 2014.” Canadian Art. Jul. 16, 2014.
Alexandra Juhasz & Theodore Kerr. “Home Video Returns: Media Ecologies of the Past of HIV/AIDS.” Cineaste (web). 2014.
Trenton Straube. “Meet the New AIDS Poster Child.” POZ Magazine. Jun. 2014.
Sarah Liss. “The second coming of AIDS.” The Grid TO. Nov. 28, 2013.
Visual AIDS. “As We Canonize Certain Producers Of Culture We Are Closing Space For A Complication Of Narratives.” The Visual AIDS Blog. Dec. 10, 2013.
Joseph Henry. "Essay: Sex in Public – Streetview and Vincent Chevalier’s PWIF’d at the Canadian Centre for Architecture." M-KOS (web). July 1, 2013.
Jeremy Willard. "Rhubarb Roundup." Fab Magazine. Feb. 20, 2013.
Cindy Baker. "The History of the Queer Crop Code: Symbology in the Settlement Era." No More Potlucks 11 (web). Sep. 2010.
Contact: vinchev [at] gmail.com