MOMENTA 2017, an exceptional outcome

The biennale’s 2017 edition, titled What Does the Image Stand For?, involved multiple collaborations, committed to the dissemination of artists from here and abroad, as well as to accessibility to art. MOMENTA is proud to outline the successes on artistic, partnership, public, and media levels achieved with its 15th edition.

Taryn Simon, exhibition view, Paperwork and the Will of Capital, MOMENTA 2017, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. © Taryn Simon.


171,584 visitors

31,895 people reached by our mediation and promotional clips on the Web

9,400 people reached by the public program of activities and events

5,000 participants in the mediation activities

3,500 participants part in the public events


MOMENTA Creative

Mediation activity for the central exhibition at Galerie de l’UQAM, MOMENTA 2017. © Risa Horowitz

Launched for the 15th edition, the MOMENTA Creative educational program enabled diverse publics to explore the full range of issues raised by the biennale, with a reshaped and stimulating approach.

7 workshops

3 thematic guided tours

2 pedagogical tools

5 partners

A myriad of activities offered by our exhibition partners

Nearly 5,000 participants


The program, curated by Ami Barak, gathered 38 artists from 17 countries, in 16 exhibitions.

  • Adel Abdessemed France
  • Luis Arturo Aguirre Mexico
  • Seung Woo Back Korea
  • Yto Barrada Morocco
  • Dora Budor Croatia
  • Mircea Cantor Romania
  • Sara Cwynar Canada
  • Samuel Fosso Cameroun
  • LaToya Ruby Frazier United States
  • Pascal Grandmaison Canada
  • David Hartt Canada
  • Nelson Henricks Canada
  • Camille Henrot France
  • Risa Horowitz Canada
  • Terrance Houle Canada
  • Frédéric Lavoie Canada
  • Micah Lexier Canada
  • Hanna Liden Sweden
  • Liu Yue China
  • Meryl McMaster Canada
  • Boris Mitić Serbia
  • Matan Mittwoch Israel
  • Valérie Mréjen France
  • Zanele Muholi South Africa
  • Nadia Myre Canada
  • Moshe Ninio Israel
  • Melik Ohanian France 
  • J.D. ’Okhai Ojeikere Nigeria
  • Joshua Petherick Australia
  • Anne-Marie Proulx Canada
  • Jayce Salloum Canada
  • Erin Shirreff Canada
  • Taryn Simon United States
  • Jonas St. Michael Canada
  • Artie Vierkant United States
  • Kim Waldron Canada
  • Jin-me Yoon Canada
  • Akram Zaatari Lebanon