Event Art Souterrain Festival 2020 – UPCOMING PROGRAMMING


Upcoming programming

Current and upcoming activities/exhibitions



“What if you could, by the press of a button erase everything, what would you do with this blank canvas? If you could start from nothing how would you imagine the world?”

Humanity is at a turning point. Should we persist in our habits or become aware of our repetitive way of life in order to rebuild from the ground up. Shaking up our routine and changing our habits can cause intense moments of insecurity. This can lead to painful reassessments and a loss of our points of reference.

The climatic, economic and political upheavals are on the front page of our news feeds. Individually and collectively, if they want to survive, human beings need to change their way of connecting with the world but also with each other.

“Is Manichaeism the only solution? Should we only think in terms of utopia and dystopia in order to discover new avenues?”


Dulce Pinzon

Dulce Pinzón

Guest Curator

Dulce Ponzón was born in Mexico City in 1974. She studied Mass Media Communications at the Universidad de Las Américas Puebla and Photography at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She moved to New York in 1995 and studied at the International Center of Photography. She lives and works in Puebla, Mexico city and New York. 

Her work is influenced by feelings of nostalgia, questions of identity, and political and cultural frustrations. The goal that she pursues through her art activism is cultural consumption, customization, and intervention. Some of her projects are: “Viviendo En El Gabacho”, “Loteria”, “Multiracial”, and “Real Stories of Superheroes.” Her work has been published and exhibited in Mexico, the United States, Australia, Argentina, and Europe.

Juliette Bibasse

Juliette Bibasse

Guest Curator

Juliette Bibasse with a background in graphic design and artistic direction, Juliette has a taste for simple, efficient, stripped down aesthetics. Since 2009, she has been applying her skills to the digital art scene, creating connections and opportunities between artists, festivals and cultural actors. 

As a producer, she collaborates on a wide range of projects with international artists both for cultural contexts and corporate commissions: from interactive stage design for Vice and AT&T at SXSW festival; audioreactive sculptures for Onedotzero at Milan Fashion Week ; to the JayZ x Joanie Lemercier collaboration for Barneys NYC’s holiday windows. She coordinates small scale projects as well as larger team over several months. 

She represents several international artists and tours their existing projects and looks for opportunity of new creations. Since 2013, she is the head of production of Studio Joanie Lemercier, based in Brussels. 

Since 2016, she has been working as an independent curator for several festivals and cultural institutions, recently as international curator for the exhibition of STRP festival 2019 and 2020 in Eindhoven. In 2019 she co founded SALOON Brussels, a network for women working in the art scenes. 

Eager to learn and to share her experience, Juliette is giving talks about topics related to digital art and creative processes.

Lynn Bannon

Lynn Bannon

Guest Curator

Lynn Bannon is an art historian with a doctorate in Semiology. She also completed a Fellowship at the University of Glasgow (Scotland, 2015). Since 2005, she has taught at the Art history Department of the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her research is concerned with quotation within contemporary image-making, and the relationship between text and images. In addition to serving on various university committees, she has participated in several national and international conferences organized by the International Association for Visual Semiotics (IAVS), the French Association of Semiotics (AFS), the International Association of Word and Image Studies (IAWIS), and the Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS).

Marie Perrault

Marie Perrault

Guest Curator

Marie Perrault has been acting for thirty years as an author, curator and consultant in contemporary art. She has written numerous essays and has designed several exhibitions. She has notably been the artistic director of the editions « Murmures du quotidien », « Mobilités » and « Passés au présent » of the International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul from 2015 to 2017. In 2016, she presented Finnish video artist Lauri Astala in Oboro and ceramist Marie Côté at the Maison des Arts in Laval and the Regional Museum of Rimouski. From 1997 to 2014, she worked in the Ministry of Culture and Communications, as a Project Manager at the service of arts integration to architecture and as a Museum Consultant at the Montreal Branch. She also designed an exhibition celebrating the 15th anniversary of Molior, an organization dedicated to the diffusion of art involving technology. In the summer of 2018, she acted as guest curator for Art Souterrain for the summer showcase on art displayed in the windows of vacant commercial spaces in downtown Montreal. In 2019, she signed the exhibition entitled Replaying the Opulence of Yesterday presented Château Dufresne. From 1997 to 2014, she worked in the Ministry of Culture and Communications, as a Project Manager at the service of arts integration to architecture, where she oversaw the production of nearly 350 public art projects and the inventory of works, and as a Museum and Cultural Tourism Consultant at the Montreal Branch.


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