Originally from Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Myriam Jacob-Allard is an interdisciplinary artist who works primarily with video, performance, craft and installation. She holds an MFA in Visual and Media Arts from UQAM, a BFA in Studio Art from Concordia University and she lives in Montreal. Her practice focuses on Quebecois pop culture, particularly on country-western culture, which occupies an important place in her maternal family. Drawing on collected testimonials and stories as well as country-western iconography, songs and myths, Myriam Jacob-Allard’s work reflects on the maternal figure, matrilineal transmission, memory and forgetfulness.
Her work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions as well as in festivals across Canada, Europe and South America. Recent screenings of her work include: The International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Dortmund | Cologne International Women’s Film Festival, Rencontres Internationales Traverse, and recent exhibitions include: T'envoler at Dazibao (2019), Once Upon a Time… The Western: A New Frontier in Art and Film at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (2017-2018) and The Grand Balcony at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal in the context of the Biennale de Montréal (2016-2017). The recipient of many grants and awards, Myriam Jacob-Allard was awarded the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art (2015), and recently she received the Quebec Studio in Paris Grant for a residency at La Cité internationale des Arts of Paris (2021).
(UQAM) FELLOW 2015
Résidence du Studio du Québec à Paris
La Cité internationale des Arts de Paris
The Dortmund | Cologne International
Women’s Film Festival
Les quatre récits d’Alice
49th International Film Festival Rotterdam
23èmes Rencontres Internationales
Traverse Vidéo à Toulouse
Exposition solo, Dazibao (2019).
Une voix me rappelle toujours,
Le grand balcon
au Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal dans le cadre de la Biennale de Montréal (2016-2017).