Yannick Desranleau

Yannick Desranleau is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Montreal. Since 2002, he has worked collaboratively with Chloe Lum. Their work focuses on the lifespan of material; how material stresses cause fading, scuffing, peeling, crumpling or crushing, and, how these reactions can be said to animate the materials. The duo is equally interested in collaboration, with each other, other artists, and their materials, as both subject matter and research interest. These interests in collaboration and materiality inform their practice in installation, sculpture, photography, dance, print and video wherein objects perform via their decay; to be re-used and re-deployed wearing the traces of past use.

Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau have participated in many group exhibitions throughout Canada, the United States, and in Europe, including the University of Texas, Austin (2015); the Center for Books and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago (2015); the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2011); the Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2010); the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England (2009); and at Whitechapel Project Space, London (2007). Their recent solo exhibitions include Khiele Gallery, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota (2016); the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown (2014); YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto (2013); and Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto (2012). Their performances have been presented at the Darling Foundry (2015), and as part of the OFFTA festival (2016). They where founding members of the avant-rock band AIDS Wolf, and until recently, collaborated under the name Seripop. Yannick Desranleau holds an MFA in sculpture from Concordia University. Their work is collected by the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, and by the Montreal Museum of Fine Art.

eventRE: THE STIFFNESS THAT WE COULD NOT OVERCOME THROUGH PRIES AND TRIES, inkjet on polyester film, wood, paint, rugs, rubber, polyurethane foam, steel, chains, 312 x 670 x 254 cm, 2015