Artist

Stefan St-Laurent

Born in Moncton, NB in 1974, Stefan St-Laurent has a Bachelor of Media Arts from Ryerson University in Toronto. His performance and video-based work has been exhibited in various Canadian and international galleries and museums, including YYZ in Toronto, Ottawa Art Gallery, Western Front in Vancouver, Centre national de la photographie in Paris, Nova Scotia Art Gallery in Halifax, Edsvik Konst och Kultur in Sollentuna, Sweden and the Centre d'art contemporain de Basse-Normandie in France. His video Stand By Your Man won Third Prize at the WRO Biennial in Wroclaw, Poland in 1999, and Please Remember Me won Best New Media work at the Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie in 2004. As part of The State of Video Art (ICA Moscow), his videos toured in 12 cities in Russia, and as part of The Best of Video Zone Biennial (Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv), his work toured throughout China in 2004.

His curated media-based exhibitions have shown at institutions such as the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, the Lux Centre in London, the Cinémathèque Québécoise in Montréal, the Tranz-Tech Media Art Biennial in Toronto and the Centre de production Daïmon in Gatineau. He was the Programming Director of the Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (1993-2000) in Moncton and Programmer of the Images Festival of Independent Film & Video (1998-2000) in Toronto. He was also a board member of V Tape (1999-2002), a collective member of PleasureDome (1999-2003) and continues his involvement with the collective Code régional, which he co-founded in 2000. He is currently the Curator of Galerie SAW Gallery in Ottawa.

Videography

Please Remember Me

2004, 04:30 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Ogopogo and Sasquatch

2000, 04:00 minutes, colour, silent

Stand By Your Man

1998, 10:45 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Culture Crash
by Anon..
Bear Witness
by Ryan Rice. Art Star 3 Video Art Biennial, 2007. Ottawa: Galerie SAW Gallery, 2007.
Small Epics: The Works of Salla Tykka
by Jason St-Laurent. Art Star 3 Video Art Biennial, 2007. Ottawa: Galerie SAW Gallery, 2007.
It Will Burn Inside Me
by Stefan St-Laurent. Art Star 3 Video Art Biennial, 2007. Ottawa: Galerie SAW Gallery, 2007.
Difference is New Black: Harold Offeh's Videos
by Anna Khimasia. Art Star 3 Video Art Biennial, 2007. Ottawa: Galerie SAW Gallery, 2007.
Then + Then Again
Smash: Reflecting Sex: Video Clips 1976-2002
by Winston Xin. Art Star 3 Video Biennal, 2007. Ottawa: Galerie SAW Gallery, 2007.
The Anxious Images of Deirdre Logue
by Penny McCann. Art Star 3 Video Art Biennial, 2007. Ottawa: Galerie SAW Gallery, 2007.
Aesthetic Libertines
by Philippe Hamelin.
Seeing Splinters: The Videos of Raphael Montanez Ortiz
by Jacob Korczynski. Art Star 3 Video Art Biennial, 2007. Ottawa: Galerie SAW Gallery, 2007.
An Emergency of Passion
by Daniel Baird. Diane Borsato, Sept. 16, 2006.
Art at 30 frames per second
by Ceiran Bishop. DOSE, June 10, 2005.
Stefan St-Laurent
by Paul Giesbrecht and Sylvia Borda.
Donna Wawzonek on Stefan St-Laurent
by Unknown. Arts Atlantic, Winter 2002, no. 70.