Born 1984, Isle-aux-Coudres.
Lives and Works in Montreal.
Étienne Tremblay-Tardif combines his activity in visual arts with teaching, research, writing and intermittent curatorial work. He holds a BA degree in Art History and Film Studies (Université de Montréal, 2006), a BFA in Studio Arts (Concordia University, 2009) and an MFA degree in Studio Arts (Concordia University, 2013). His university studies are bracketed and marked by two important student movements (2005 and 2012 student strikes). Between 2009 and 2014 he was actively involved in the artist-run centers network, notaby through the renewal of Arprim, a center dedicated to contemporary print media.
His current work and research deals with text-image relationships, architecture and the built environment, display apparatuses, print in social space, material culture, critical theory and installation practices in contemporary art. His past projects include Signage Matrix for Turcot Interchange Refection (Biennale de Montréal, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 2014), Société-écran/out of business (Occurrence, 2014), Fonction publique (AXENÉO7, 2013), Bookworms (Arprim, 2012) and Hôpital-Maxime-le-Jaune (Symposium international d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, 2012).