Guillaume Adjutor Provost

Guillaume Adjutor Provost is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher and educator who experiments with forms of exhibition, collections, text, and curation. His artistic practice is motivated by a desire to update what has long existed on the periphery of dominant historical discourses: class consciousness, counter-culture, vernacular imagery — notably folklore and Quebec applied arts —, and experiences of queerness. Guillaume Adjutor sees creation as a tool for ideation and projection; creating works — material or immaterial — reminds us of the humanist ideal of a life marked by experimentation, freedom, and critical thinking.

Through various approaches, Guillaume Adjutor Provost makes use of referents, forms, and objects from grass roots imagery. A certain familiarity of the language stems from a deliberately inclusive or democratized artistic expression. His practice regularly takes the form of curated installations; by working with collaborators, these encounters influence the materialization of interdisciplinary works hybridizing collections, sculptures, drawings, photographs, performances, video or textual works.

Recipient of grants from the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman scholarship, as well as a finalist for the Pierre-Ayot prize of the city of Montreal in 2016 and in 2019, the projects of Guillaume Adjutor Provost have been presented in individual and group exhibitions, notably at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (2020/2021), at Caravansérail, Rimouski (2019), at the Fonderie Darling, Montreal (2019), at the Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montreal (2019/2018), at Bikini, Lyon (2018), at Diagonale, Montreal (2017), at Bolit Center Art Contemporani, Girona, Catalunya (2017), at Center Clark, Montreal (2016), at Galerie de la rue des Étables, Bordeaux (2015), at the Christoph Merian Foundation, Basel, Switzerland (2015). at Ve.Sch, Vienna, Austria (2014), at the Couvent des Récollets, Paris (2012).



List of Works