BIO

Camille-Zoé Valcourt-Synnott is an interdisciplinary artist from Québec (QC), currently based in K’jipuktuk (Halifax, NS). She graduated from Concordia University in 2018 with a BFA in Print Media and Fibres & Material Practices and completed an MFA in Fine and Media Arts at NSCAD University in 2020. Her object-oriented and text-based work uses humour as an entry point to make her practice more accessible, while constantly challenging the preciousness of art spaces. Her performance works reflects on the value of the artist’s work, perceptions of productivity and where life and art meets. Recently, she’s been developing a collaborative and curatorial practice with Louis-Charles Dionne and Jacinte Armstrong, using sculptural props, movement and performative instructions. She is currently working as a grant-writer for Forest City Gallery as a part of "The Employee", a durational performance and employment position developped by conceptual artist Joshua Schwebel.


Photo : Louis-Charles Dionne


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C A M I L L E - Z O É    V A L C O U R T - S Y N N O T T

camille.vs@live.ca

Halifax, NS, CANADA


E D U C A T I O N

2020 Master of Fine Arts in Fine and Media Arts, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

2018 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Print media + Minor in Fibres and Material Practices, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2013 Exchange Student, École Supérieure d’Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, Rouen, FR

2013 Diplôme d'études Collégiales, Arts Visuels, CÉGEP de Sainte-Foy, Québec, QC


S E L E C T E D    E X H I B I T I O N S

2022 (Upcoming Two-person Collaboration) «Tête à tête», Zocalo: centre d’artistes en art imprimé, Longueuil, QC

(Upcoming Solo Exhibition), Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones, Winnipeg, MB

2020 «NSCAD's Graduation Exhibition», curated by Erin Riehl, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

«Score no. 3» in collaboration with Jacinte Armstrong and Louis-Charles Dionne, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

«Thank You For Coming» (MFA Thesis Exhibition), Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

2019 «Not Everybody* is a Painter», Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

«(re)interpret» in collaboration with Jacinte Armstrong and Louis-Charles Dionne, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

«What I do to think about other stuff», Two-person exhibition with Louis-Charles Dionne, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

«The Politics of Too Many Dinner Parties», Inverness County Center for the Arts, Cape Breton, NS

2018 «This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things», Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

«Liminal Relief», Atelier Galerie 2112, Montreal, QC

2017 «Première Impression», Arprim, Montreal, QC

«TIME WELL SPENT», 0-10, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

«Intercept», Interfold Magazine - Issue 12, Centre SKOL, Montreal, QC

«PARTY / PARTEZ», Performance night and exhibition, POPOP gallery, Montreal, QC

2016 «Domestiquer l’espace public», Los Coccyx collective, Montreal, QC

«Stay Awhile», Art Matters Festival, Montreal, QC

2015 «Art as Labour», VAV gallery, Montreal, QC

«ImPRESSed 2015», Alain Piroir gallery, Montreal, QC

2014 «ImPRESSed 2014», Alain Piroir gallery, Montreal, QC

«The Epic. Eclectic. Intergalactic. Show », Monastiraki, Montreal, QC

«Print Sale», VAV gallery, Montreal, QC

2013 «Ferme ta boîte», Biennale internationale d'estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Québec/Bruxelles

«Retour des étudiants en échange», Espace Critique, Cégep de Sainte-Foy, Québec, QC

«Portes Ouvertes», Les Grandes Galeries de l’Aître Saint-Maclou, Rouen, FR


G R A N T S ,   A W A R D S   &   R E S I D E N C I E S

2021 Canada Council for the Arts, Professional Development for Artists

CLEaR - Choreographic Lab, Exploration and Research - Residency, presented by Mocean Dance in partnership with the Ross Creek Center for the Arts, Canning, NS

2020 Graduate Scholarship Award, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

2019 Travel Subsidy Grant, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

SUNSCAD Travel Grant, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

Graduate Scholarship Award, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

NSCAD Travel Scholarship to install curated MFA Group Exhibition, Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Cape Breton, NS

Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award Nominee, International Sculpture Center, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

2018 Joan DeWolfe Entrance Scholarship, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

Graduate Scholarship Award, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

BMO 1st Art! nominee for Fibres and Material Practices Department, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

Distinguished Student Award, Fibres and Material Practices, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

Fine Art Student Alliance Moderate Grant, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

Dean of Fine Arts Discretionary fund, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2017 Finalist for the Albert-Dumouchel Prize for Emerging Artist in Print Media, Arprim, centre en art imprimé, Montreal, QC

Fine Art Student Alliance Moderate Grant, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2015 Fine Art Student Alliance Individual Grant, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2012 Exchange Semester Grant, CÉGEP de Sainte-Foy, Québec , QC


P E R F O R M A N C E

2021 “The Employee” by Joshua Schwebel. Live Stream hosted by Forest City Gallery, London, ON *online*

2020 “Outside In” choreographed by Jacinte Armstrong, presented by SuddenlyLISTEN Music. Outdoor performance, Dartmouth Commons, NS

“Yes/No (Counting the Votes)”, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

«Score no. 3» in collaboration with Jacinte Armstrong and Louis-Charles Dionne, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

“DANCE / NOT DANCE” with Jacinte Armstrong , Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

“Thank You For Coming” (solo), Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

2019 “The Artist Is Busy” (solo), Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

“Hand Dances” with Jacinte Armstrong, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

“The Whittler's Soliloquy” by Bruce Barber, Art Bar + Projects, Halifax, NS

“Paper Dance Constructions” by Jacinte Armstrong, performed with Louis-Charles Dionne, Antigonight Art After Night, Antigonish, NS

"1000 matches" with anna sprague for «re (interpret)», Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

"Score Writing Workshop" for «re (interpret)» in collaboration with Jacinte Armstrong and Louis-Charles Dionne, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

«The Wearable Art Show», in collaboration with Jacinte Armstrong and Louis-Charles Dionne, Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax, NS

2017 «PARTY / PARTEZ», Performance night and exhibition, POPOP gallery, Montreal, QC

2016 «Rituels», Performance night with Los Coccyx collective, Montreal, QC


E V E N T S   &   C U R A T O R I A L   W O R K

2019 Co-organizer of «MFA Open Studio», Port Campus, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

Co-organizer and facilitator of performance series «Show & Tell», Art Bar + Projects, Halifax, NS

Co-organizer of group exhibition «Not Everybody* is a Painter», Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

Co-organizer and curator (with Jacinte Armstrong and Louis-Charles Dionne) of the exhibition and performance week «re (interpret)», Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

2018 Co-organizer of group exhibition «This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things», Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

Organizer and co-curator of group exhibition and publication «TIME WELL SPENT», Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2017 Co-curator (with Louis-Charles Dionne) of Art Matters Festival group exhibition «TOUT INCLUS», Galerie Espace, Montreal, QC

Organizer and curator of graduating group exhibition «PARTY / PARTEZ», POPOP gallery, Montreal, QC


P R E S E N T A T I O N S   &   T A L K S

2021 “The Employee” with Joshua Schwebel and Teresa Carlesimo, hosted by Fillip, Vancouver, BC *online*

2020 The Remains Talk, in conversation with Jordan Beaulieu, Art Bar + Projects, Halifax, NS

Noon Talk for «Thank You For Coming», Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

“White Cube” as a part of the MFA Discussion Series, Art Bar + Projects, Halifax, NS

2019 Noon Talk for «Not Everybody* is a Painter», Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

Artist Talk (with Louis-Charles Dionne), invited artist in “Food and Art” class at NSCAD University taught by Gary Markle, Rebecca Hannon and Rachel de Condé, Halifax, NS

Panelist for Performing Impasse session chaired by Angela Henderson and Erica Mendritzki, UAAC Conference, Québec, QC

Artist Talk, invited artist in “Acting on Drawing” class at NSCAD University taught by Sage Sidley, Halifax, NS

"Watering the plants" for «What I do to think about other stuff» with Louis-Charles Dionne, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

2018 Noon Talk for «This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things», Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS


B I B L I O G R A P H Y   &   P U B L I C A T I O N S

2020 The Coast.  “New Art 2020: 8 Eight rising artists creating the fresh works you need to know about this year”. Halifax : Vol. 27, No 39, February 20, 2020. https://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/new-art-2020/Content?oid=23516650&fbclid=IwAR00un1qpl8nLbshAuK7-_NcTEMN_crhKwP1DcjCkyWOdT0HbzO-0mOs4Gk

2019 The Coast. “What I do to think about other stuff”. Halifax : Vol 27, No 3, Jun 13, 2019. https://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/what-i-do-to-think-about-other-stuff/Event?oid=21806639  

2018 Liminal Relief. Exhibition Catalog. Montreal : Fibres Student Association, 15 pages.

Nyboer, Heidy; Suzor-Morin, Gisele; Walters, Kassandra; Valcourt-Synnott, Camille-Zoe. TIME WELL SPENT. Montreal : Self-published edition of 50 books, 56 pages.

Arprim, centre d’essai en art imprimé. “Première Impression Les finalistes du Prix Albert-Dumouchel pour la relève 2017, 28e édition.” Arprim: centre d’essai en art imprimé, May 2018. http://www.arprim.org/prixad/premiere-impression/332-premiere-impression-l-exposition-des-finalistes-du-prix-albert-dumouchel-pour-la-releve-2017.html.

2017 Interfold Magazine. Intercept. Issue 12. Montreal : Interfold Magazine, 2017, 25 pages. http://interfoldmagazine.com/Magazine-1.

Galerie POPOP Gallery. “P A R T Y – Hélène Salamanca, Léa Lanthier-Lapierre, Julien Racine, Antoine O’Donoughue, Louis-Charles Dionne, Camille-Zoé Valcourt-Synnott.” Galerie POPOP Gallery, January 20th 2017. https://galeriepopopgallery.com/2017/01/20/p-a-r-t-y/.

Art Matters Festival - 2017. Festival & Exhibition Catalog. Montreal : Art Matters, 50 pages.

2016 Concordia University’s Art Matters festival. Art Matters — 2016. Montreal : Art Matters Festival /Concordia University, 2016. https://fr.scribd.com/doc/303698771/artmatterscatalog.


T E A C H I N G    E X P E R I E N C E

2020 Teacher Assistant, Interdisciplinary, NSCAD University. Course Title: Language Into Art (MDIA-3240-1) with Jan Peacock.

2019 Teacher Assistant, Contemporary Culture, NSCAD University. Course Title: Radical Curating (CULT-4300-1X) with Carla Taunton.

Teacher Assistant, Printmaking, NSCAD University. Course Title : Intermediate Intaglio/Relief (PRTM-3306-1).

2018 Teacher Assistant, Sculpture, NSCAD University. Course Title : Concrete Workshop (SCLPT-2104-1X).

Graduate Seminar in Pedagogy (42 h), NSCAD University.


P R O F E S S I O N A L    E X P E R I E N C E

2020-2021 (ongoing) Grant-writer for Forest City Gallery (London, ON) as a part of The Employee, a project by conceptual artist Joshua Schwebel, made possible with financial support from the Canada Council for the Arts.

2020 Photographer for anna sprague’s “Parks Canada: Kejimkujik” class, NSCAD University.

Website developer, Media Arts Showcase, NSCAD University.

Translator (English to French) National Dance Week Nova Scotia.

Translator (English to French) NSCAD Lithography Workshop : Contemporary Editions.

2019 Photographer for visual artist Louis-Charles Dionne, Nocturne: Art at Night, Halifax, NS

Translator (English to French) and audio-recording in French for //RESPONSIVE : International Light Art Project Halifax, Halifax, NS

Relief printing assistant for artist Charley Young, Halifax, NS

2018 Studio assistant for artist Joshua Schwebel, Montreal, QC

2017 Baltic Club, bookbinding studio, Montreal, QC



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