Interested in rewriting history through weaving, Michaëlle Sergile mainly reworks texts and books on postcolonial theories. Frantz Fanon, often cited as one of the most important authors of postcolonial theories, addressed in 1952, in Black skin, white masks, not only the power relations between colonized and colonizers, but also the relations between the person of colour and their "community". It is through this major work that the codification system took shape allowing the artist to weave books and passages thus questioning cultural identity.

 

The lexicon of weaving is closely linked to questions of identity. When we weave threads that intersect and form intersections, these are, in a way, discourses that take place. They reflect at times, a cultural mix where the fabric becomes a cross between different cultures. While by others, these threads reflect the intersections of an intersectional thought.

 

She also questions the relationship between the writings of authors, such as Frantz Fanon, Mayotte Capécia and Félix Mnthali, the place that black women occupy in these postcolonial narratives and cultural identity as well as the notion of the "foreigner" through mediums such as photography and sculpture.

 

She has been long listed for the national prize Sobey 2022 and has several exhibitions to her credit, one in Brooklyn at the ArtHelix gallery and another in Miami at the Aqua Art Fair.

 

Michaëlle Sergile worked as an art director and curator for the Nigra Iuventa.

RÉSIDENCES

Résidence Hugues Charbonneau

Galerie Hugues Charbonneau

June to July, 2022

Résidence La Coulée

La Coulée

May to June, 2022

Mission Biennale de Dakar 2020

Sous Moridja Kitenge Banza/ Centre Clark

Politiques + (In)visibles

Artexte

October to January, 2019

PRIX ET BOURSES

Prix Sobey
Longue liste
May 2022

Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC)

June 2020

 

Bourse de création ARTCH

June 2019

Prix Jean Pitre et Claude Leclerc

Galerie de l'UQÀM, UQÀM

April 2019

Peter N Thompson Fellowship

Concordia

March 2019

Prix d'excellence en arts visuels

Place des Art, UQÀM

January 2019

Bourse UQÀM

Symposium interuniversitaire

August 2017

CURATION 
 

DATA THIEVES
Never Apart

January to March, 2021

JE SAIS POURQUOI CHANTE L'OISEAU EN CAGE
Fonderie Darling

Centre culturel Georges-Vanier

Galerie du CDEx 
February 6 to 27, 2020


SUBALTERNES
Galerie du CDEx 
February 4 to 9, 2019


SOLO EXHIBITIONS + UPCOMING 
 

RASANBLAJ (Solo)

Curation by Joséphine Denis

Centre l'Imagier 

August 2023

DE NOS ARCHIVES SE CRÉERONT NOS HISTOIRES (Solo)

Centre Plein Sud

Winter 2023

GESTURE : BODY MOVEMENTS IN POLITICAL DISCOURSES (Solo)

Maison des arts de Laval

February - April 2023

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

 

LALO COMME MACOUTE

Cube Leonard & Bina Ellen Galery

January 31 - May 15 2022

ARTCH ET LE CAM PRÉSENTENT COLAS EKO, MICHAËLLE SERGILE RIHAB ESSAH

Montreal Council of Arts

October 21 to November 21, 2019

ARTCH 2019

Square Dorchester 

September 11 to 15, 2019

PASSAGE À DÉCOUVERT
Galerie de l’UQAM 
April 26 to May 6, 2019

 


SUBALTERNES
Galerie du CDEx 
February 4 to 9, 2019



PARAMÊTRES XVIII
Places des arts
January 11 to 24, 2019 


PEINTURE FRAÎCHE, NOUVELLE CONSTRUCTION
Art Mûr 
July 14 to August 25, 2018


REPAIRE VARIABLE
407 De Maisonneuve Ouest
April 17 to 25, 2018

 


SAANA YANGU
Galerie du CDEx
February 16 to 24, 2018

 


PARCOMÈTRES
407 De Maisonneuve Ouest
January 2018

TALES OF HUMAN IDENTITY 

Aqua Art Fair, (Miami, États-Unis)

December 2017

TALES OF HUMAN IDENTITY 

Shim, ArtHelix, Brooklyn, (New York, États-Unis)

June 2017

TRANSFORMATION 

Le Livart

June 2017

HUMAN AFTER ALL 

Galerie Patrick Mikhaïl

May 20 to June 1st, 2017

RESIDENCIES

Mission Biennale de Dakar 2020

Moridja Kitenge Banza/ Centre Clark

May 2022

Politiques + (In)visibles

Artexte

October to January, 2019

AWARDS

Sobey Prize
Long listed

May 2022

Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC)

June 2020

 

Bourse de création ARTCH

June 2019

Prix Jean Pitre et Claude Leclerc

Galerie de l'UQÀM, UQÀM

April 2019

Peter N Thompson Fellowship

Concordia

March 2019

Prix d'excellence en arts visuels

Place des Art, UQÀM

January 2019

Bourse UQÀM

Symposium interuniversitaire

August 2017