Yannick Desranleau

Assistant Professor, Fine Arts
Coordinator, Sculpture and Expanded Media


Areas of Teaching and Research

Installation, Sculpture, Conceptual Art, Printmaking, Video Art, Performance Art, Collaborative Art and Accessibility, Experimental Music, Phenomenology, Theatricality, New Materialism, Performance Methods, Professional Practice


Yannick Desranleau is a multidisciplinary artist who works in collaboration with Chloë Lum across video, performance, sculpture, sound, text, and photography. This collaborative practice is rooted in the theatrical and the choreographic and examines the slippery and complex relationships between bodies and inanimate objects. These subjects are examined through the lens of chronic illness.

Desranleau and Lum have exhibited widely, notably at the Esker Foundation, Calgary; the Center for Books and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago; the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; the Kunsthalle Wien; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; Whitechapel Project Space, London; the University of Texas, Austin; the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown; and the Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto. Lum and Desranleau are also known on the international music scene as co-founders of the avant-rock group AIDS Wolf, for whom they also produced award-winning concert posters under the name Séripop. Their work is in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.The duo was longlisted for the Sobey Prize in 2015, and finalist for he MNBAQ Art Award in 2020.

Desranleau is currently pursuing a collaborative PhD with Lum in Humanities at Concordia University.


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