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 already has several exhibitions to her credit, one in Brooklyn at the ArtHelix gallery and another in Miami at the Aqua Art Fair.

 

Michaëlle Sergile is currently art director and curator for the Nigra Iuventa platform where she co-curated the first exhibition created by and for black women in Quebec which brought together several local and international artists. In February 2020, she co-curated the exhibition I know why the caged bird sings, inspired by the autobiography of the American author Maya Angelou. Following a three-step journey, the exhibition took place at the Darling Foundry, the Centre culturel Georges-Vanier and the CDEx gallery.

CURATION 
 

JE SAIS POURQUOI CHANTE L'OISEAU EN CAGE
Fonderie Darling

Centre culturel Georges-Vanier

Galerie du CDEx 
6 au 27 février 2020

 


SUBALTERNES
Galerie du CDEx 
4 au 9 février 2019


COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

 

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

Conseil des Arts de Montréal 

21 octobre au 21 novembre 2019

ARTCH 2019

Square Dorchester 

11 au 15 septembre 2019

PASSAGE À DÉCOUVERT
Galerie de l’UQAM 
26 avril au 6 mai 2019

 


SUBALTERNES
Galerie du CDEx 
4 au 9 février 2019



PARAMÊTRES XVIII
Places des arts
11 au 24 janvier 2019 


PEINTURE FRAÎCHE, NOUVELLE CONSTRUCTION
Art Mûr 
14 juillet au 25 août 2018


REPAIRE VARIABLE
407 De Maisonneuve Ouest
17 au 25 avril 2018

 


SAANA YANGU
Galerie du CDEx
16 au 24 février 2018

 


PARCOMÈTRES
407 De Maisonneuve Ouest
Janvier 2018

TALES OF HUMAN IDENTITY 

Aqua Art Fair, (Miami, États-Unis)

Décembre 2017

TALES OF HUMAN IDENTITY 

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

Juin 2017

TRANSFORMATION 

Le Livart

Juin 2017

HUMAN AFTER ALL 

Galerie Patrick Mikhaïl

20 mai 1 juin 2017

RESIDENCIES

Mission Biennale de Dakar 2020

Moridja Kitenge Banza/ Centre Clark

(À venir)

Politiques + (In)visibles

Artexte

Octobre à Janvier 2019

AWARDS

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

Juin2020

 

Bourse de création ARTCH

Juin 2019

Prix Jean Pitre et Claude Leclerc

Galerie de l'UQÀM, UQÀM

Avril 2019

Peter N Thompson Fellowship

Concordia

Mars 2019

Prix d'excellence en arts visuels

Place des Art, UQÀM

Janvier 2019

Bourse UQÀM

Symposium interuniversitaire

Août 2017

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