Artist Nicolas Grenier is now on display for L’art s’affiche on the facades of the Ubisoft studio in the Mile-End

Art Souterrain

Art Souterrain is proud to present the 11th edition of L’art s’affiche, in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal.

Over a period of three months, Ubisoft will host a solo exhibition of the works of artist Nicolas Grenier in the Mile-End, on the exterior facade of her studio at the corner of Saint-Viateur and Saint-Dominique streets.

Nicolas Grenier

L'artiste Nicolas Grenier expose pour L'art s'affiche


Nicolas Grenier is a transdisciplinary artist based in Tiohtiá:ke / Montréal. He holds a master’s degree from the California Institute of the Arts, and has exhibited at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (Toronto), the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Bruges Art and Architecture Triennial, Commonwealth & Council (Los Angeles), Gagosian Gallery (Athens), Denny Dimin Gallery (Hong Kong), and Union Gallery (London), among others. He is represented by the Bradley Ertaskiran and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles galleries.

Artistic approach

Nicolas Grenier explores themes of social order transformation, paradigm shift and power structures. His works, often imbued with language, take the form of installations, paintings, drawings, lecture-performances and participatory projects. His practice aims to give concrete, tangible form to speculative visions that emerge through his transdisciplinary research. He articulates these visions with as much rigor and specificity as possible, while deploying a visual language that is often atmospheric and enveloping.

His works typically combine structural elements, such as diagrams, texts, architectural representations or geometric abstractions, with affective elements, such as gradients, colored light, a progressive shift from one thing to another. By creating works that propose meditative or contemplative experiences, he attempts to slow down time, to offer a multidimensional space where complex ideas, from political polarization to AI-human ethics to post-capitalism, can be approached through a simultaneous perceptual and intellectual experience.