Biennale de l’image

An international contemporary art biennale devoted to the image.

The biennale takes place every two years since 1989. Its activities include exhibitions, public events, educational programs, artistic and social collaborations, and more. 

An exceptional rendezvous in Montréal’s most important museums, galleries and artist-run centres. 

Sensing Nature
17th edition
Sept–Oct 2021


July 14, 2020 Paid internship: Cultural mediation and audience development coordinator position

Within the frame of the 2021 edition, MOMENTA is looking for someone to fill the position of Cultural mediation and audience development coordinator.

Primary purpose: Conceive the cultural mediation program for MOMENTA 2021, in relation to the artistic program and in collaboration with MOMENTA’s team.

Mandatory: The candidates must be eligible to the démART-Mtl program.

Deadline: August 30, 2020

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June 26, 2020 LEFIFA.COM: New platform for cultural content

After presenting the rich program, Spotlight on Iranian Art Films, at its 38th edition last March, the International Festival of Films on Art continues its exploration of Iranian arts and art films on a new web platform, in partnership with MOMENTA. This new initiative, supported by the Conseil des arts de Montréal, was entrusted to director and curator Leila Khalilzadeh, a Montreal-based Iranian filmmaker who has directed, written, and produced short fiction, animation, and documentary films. Through a newly-curated selection of films accessible on, Leila Khalilzadeh invites us to discover the experiences of pioneers of Iranian film and new generations alike, whose work is unrestricted to any one cinematic convention or mainstream style. Several different genres are presented: cinema, documentaries, as well as animated and experimental short films, which makes for an exceptionally rich and diverse program.

Building on the success of its recent initiative, suggesting a selection of enriching and fun cultural activities to enjoy in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, FIFA has decided to launch in order to allow this sharing with the art-loving community to extend beyond the current period of confinement. Available online as of this week, this bilingual microsite resembles a sleekly designed webzine. Alongside the website, it aims to share content specifically created or commissioned by FIFA.

The content of this platform will be enriched each week with news, projects and artistic meetings initiated or selected by FIFA.

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Film still from Gabbeh by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

April 27, 2020 Capture Photography Festival: “Art in the Age of Social Distancing” webinar

MOMENTA is proud to partner up with Capture Photography Festival and Canadian Art to present a talk in the form of a webinar by curator Cliff Lauson, on Thursday April 30 from 12pm to 1pm (PT) and from 3pm to 4pm (EDT)

In this illustrated talk, curator Cliff Lauson discusses the complex relationship between lens-based image culture and the ‘experience economy’. Recently, most countries around the world closed their borders and imposed lockdowns in response to the global pandemic. Cliff reflects on the condition of electronic mediation and the current extreme turn. For the time being, art and exhibitions can only be experienced through our devices and screens, testing the limits of our virtual sensibilities.

Dr. Cliff Lauson is Senior Curator at the Hayward Gallery, London, where he has organized major exhibitions including: Bridget Riley, Martin Creed, Ernesto Neto, Tracey Emin, Light Show and Space Shifters. He currently serves on the British Council Collection Acquisitions Advisory Committee, the Open Space Advisory Board, and is a trustee of Film and Video Umbrella. Lauson is also a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and a qualified coach.

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Image: Selfie via Nam June Paik’s Three Camera Participation, 1969.

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