2503 rue Frontenac, #2
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Steve Giasson (° 1979, Quebec) is a conceptual artist and a Philosophiæ doctor in Études et pratiques des arts [Ph.D. in Arts Studies and Practices] (Université du Québec à Montréal) .
His thesis is entitled: « Affaire de routine ? » Des œuvres-partitions et de leurs exécutions.
His committed and tongue-in-cheek practice is based on pre-existing artworks or historical or daily fragments, which he appropriates in different ways, in order to undermine romantic notions of authenticity and originality and demystify the creative process and the figure of the artist.
His works are characterized, moreover, by a great economy of means and by their use of different mediums (performance art, photography, video, sculptural micro-intervention, conceptual writing ...)
His work has been presented in fourteen countries in North America, Europe and Asia, in a dozen solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions, including the Liverpool Biennial 2012, the Text Festival 2011 and 2014 (Manchester), ED RUSCHA BOOKS & Co. at Museum Brandhorst (2013, Munich) and at the Gagosian Gallery (2013, New York City, 2015, Paris and 2016, Beverly Hills) and the Morni Hills Performance Art Biennale II (2018 , Morni Hills and Chandigarh, India).
He lives and works in Montreal.
Steve Giasson acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. https://conseildesarts.ca
Steve Giasson also thanks the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for its financial support. https://www.calq.gouv.qc.ca