John Boyle-Singfield


John Boyle-Singfield lives in Montreal. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. His work explores notions of language and exhibition through a practice blending performance, video, installation and net art. In expanding institutional criticism to include the individual as an institution, Boyle-Singfield introduces a complex play of representation of various kinds of power through the art objects he produces. His laconic interventions, often laced with humour, enable him to create a ground for reflection on the aspects of joy and violence depicted in his works. John Boyle-Singfield has recently exhibited his works at the artist-run centres Le Lieu (Quebec City, 2013), Dare-Dare (Montreal, 2017) and L’Écart (Rouyn-Noranda, 2017), as well as at the Musée régional de Rimouski (2014).


The Radical Imaginary: The Social Contract
2018.09.13 - 12.15

The group exhibition The Radical Imaginary: The Social Contract is the first project in a series of exhibitions about the Institution and its history, seeking to understand how artists have either associated themselves with or been opposed to it, gradually inflecting its positions. The judicial system is the institution studied in this initial component.

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