The externship 2018

From left to right : Katerina Pansera, Luisina Sosa Rey, Naakita Feldman-Kiss, Eve Roy, Julie Roch-Cuerrier, Clara Couzino

From left to right : Katerina Pansera, Luisina Sosa Rey, Naakita Feldman-Kiss, Eve Roy, Julie Roch-Cuerrier, Clara Couzino


The 2018 Externship edition program will be headed by artists Jeanie Riddle, Sylvain Bouthillette as well as the artist and curator Kimura Byol-Nathalie Lemoine. The mentors will share their knowledge and accompany participating artists in the development of their project through regular, organized meetings.


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Jeanie Riddle

Jeanie Riddle’s work investigates the domestic and re-situates the everyday and time. She lives and works in Montreal where she earned her MFA at Concordia University (2005). She was the founding director of Parisian Laundry, assisting in launching the careers of emerging artists (2005-16). She has exhibited widely across Canada as well as in New York and Berlin. She is the recipient of numerous Canada Council grants including an International Residency in Paris, and her work is in numerous public and private collections including the T.D. Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, The Canadian Art Foundation, and The City of Montreal. She is represented by Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran.

Kimura Byol-Nathalie Lemoine

Kimura Byol- Nathalie Lemoine is a feminist, conceptual and multimedia artist whose privileged themes are identities (diaspora, ethnicity, colorism, post-colonialism, immigration, genders) and who expresses it through calligraphy, painting, manipulated images, poetry, video and photography. Her work has been internationally exhibited and published. As a curator, Kimura develops projects that give a voice and a visibility to minorities and continues her work as an activist by documenting the history of adoption (abroad) in the media and the arts through the website ACA (the cultural archives of adoptees).


Sylvain Bouthillette

Sylvain Bouthillette is a multidisciplinary artist. His practice oscillates between music, dance, installation, painting and photography. Through his work's being both a mystical search and an aesthetic pursuit, the artist attempts to reconcile spiritual values with the intellectualism of critical discourse. Sylvain Bouthillette has been represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery of Toronto and Galerie Trois-Points in Montreal.


@Vincent Lafrance

@Vincent Lafrance

Clara Couzino

Clara Couzino is a multidisciplinary artist who uses sculpture, photography, installation and performance. Her work focuses on the domestic environment and the symbolic aspect of objects that compose it. She graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture in 2018. That same year, she won the BMO 1st Art national award! Her work has been presented at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (Toronto), the Art Mûr Gallery and the FOFA Gallery (Montreal), as well as in several group exhibitions. Clara Couzino is from Quebec City; she lives and works in Montreal.

@Vincent Lafrance

@Vincent Lafrance

naakita feldman-kiss

naakita feldman-kiss is an artist of mixed roots currently working between Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto. Her research examines intergenerational memory, liminal identities and contemporary applications of oral tradition. feldman-kiss’s aesthetic explorations manifest in transmedia with a focus on text-based, performative, technological and social artworks. Her practice is founded in ethical frameworks of equitable exchange within a collaborative process. The artist’s works have unfolded locally and within Internet communities such as Craigslist, Reddit and Facebook.

Recent presentations include New York MoMA PS1 (2012); Eastern Bloc, Montreal, QC (2015); Unnoticed Festival, Nijmegen, NL (2016); Galerie B-312, Montreal, QC (2016), Knot Project Space, Ottawa, ON (2018). feldman-kiss’s writing and critical analyses have been published in KAPSULA magazine (2015) and Queer Codes (2016), among other online and print publications. In 2016, she completed her B.F.A. at Concordia University in Intermedia where she graduated with distinction.

@Vincent Lafrance

@Vincent Lafrance

Julie Roch-Cuerrier

Julie Roch-Cuerrier is a visual artist whose work mixes sculpture, photography, video and installation, and combines her formation in print arts with her interests in the processes of transformation, deconstruction and storytelling. Centered on the notions of place, matter and materiality, her practice takes the form of a set of experiments in which truth and fiction are intentionally confused, in an attempt to reach an external reality. Her work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Canada and internationally, including Montreal (Gallery Division, AVE Gallery), London (Whitechapel Gallery, CGP London) and Mexico City (Biquini Wax, Llorar). She has exhibited at the London Open Triennale and at the International Print Biennial in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Nominated for the StartPoint Prize and the Young Masters Art Prize, Roch-Cuerrier was also selected to participate in international artist residencies such as SOMA Summer in Mexico City and the National Glass Center in Sunderland. With a Master's degree in Print Arts from the Royal College of Art in London and a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Concordia University in Montreal, Roch-Cuerrier is a member of the L'Atelier Circulaire artist center. Julie Roch-Cuerrier lives and works in Montreal, Canada.

@Vincent Lafrance

@Vincent Lafrance

Katerina Pansera

Katerina Pansera is a Montréal-based artist working primarily in painting. She is interested in that which can be implied and investigated when human bodies are absent pictorially. By using imagery aligned with the sentimental and the frivolous, she invites dismissal. Her work involves formal experimentation as a means to question the history and relevance of the medium of painting. She maintains a one-hour residency program out of her studio, The de Gaspé Nanoresidency, and produces a monthly visual arts radio show called Out of Lines at CKUT FM. She studied at Concordia University and at the École nationale supérieure d’art de Nancy. 


Eve Roy

Eve Roy is an artist in visual art who explores notions of memory, domestic and work spaces through the collection of everyday objects, photographs and writing. In her installation work, she is interested in the ability of places and objects to inhabit our daily lives and to testify to a story, intimate or collective. In 2017, she was invited to present the exhibition Port d'attache in the building L'étoile du Parc. Roy has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, including the Cercle Carré artist center, the VAV gallery and the Espace gallery (Montreal). She is also a member of the L'imprimerie artist center and divides her time between the studio and the Concordia University laboratories where she supports the creation of students in photography. Graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University (2018) and currently an artist in The Externship 2018 program of Les Territoires, Roy lives and works in Montreal.

@Vincent Lafrance

@Vincent Lafrance

Luisina Sosa Rey

The artistic practice of Luisina Sosa Rey is essentially distinguished by its intimate approach. Between her personal experiences and her path as an artist, the frontier is porous. Her work is embodied in an interdisciplinary way combining drawing, writing, sculpture, performance and photography. At the heart of her concerns are the inner life, the process of mourning and healing, as well as the notions of trauma, loneliness and otherness. Her artistic practice also gives increasing importance to the creative process, the work in progress, and the theme of the artist's studio. In this way, she pays particular attention to the first stages of thinking and grasping ideas through mooring processes such as the use of the unconscious and the game. Luisina Sosa Rey has been awarded by the Council for Arts and Letters of Quebec (CALQ), Quebec International Youth Offices (LOJIQ) and was subsidized by the Emploi-Québec Youth Volunteers program. She also participated in the Despina artistic residency program (Brazil, 2017), the results of which were exhibited in Rio de Janeiro and were the subject of a pamphlet. His work has been nominated for the BMO 1st Art! canadian contest (2015). Luisina Sosa Rey holds a BA in Studio Arts from Concordia University with a major in painting and drawing. Originally from Argentina, she lives and works in Montreal.


@Vincent Lafrance

@Vincent Lafrance

Karine Bouchard completed a Ph.D. in Art History at the Université de Montréal (Québec) and teaches contemporary art at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR). His theoretical work, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), contributes through a discursive approach to the development of sound and music exhibitions as well as spectators’ listening practices within art gallery exhibitions. Her writings have been published in Marges, revue d’art contemporain (France), Circuits. Musiques contemporaines (Canada), ARSC Journal (United States). She also collaborates as an art critic with the Espace art actuel magazine. In parallel, she is involved in the visual arts community as a curator and develops an artistic practice concerning sound spatialization and practices of mixing in the exhibition space.

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Collective meetings between mentors et mentorees (8) with guests

We would like to thank :

Jessica Auer, Hughes Charbonneau, Yannick Desranleau et Chloë Lum, Matt Shane, Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre, Joyce Yahouda.

>Visits of workshops (8)

>Visits of institutions and art galleries (5)

>Artist talk with David Martineau-Lachance, artist of The Externship 2017, in collaboration with Centre des arts actuels Skol

>PR and communication workshop (1) with Myrtille Beauvert

>Writing workshops (4) with Claudine Hubert

>Accounting and finance management workshops (2) for artists with Julie Picard and Lucette Lamy (Caisse de la culture)

>Microresidency with Victoria Stanton


Rencontre autour d’une table

Les Territoires gave the opportunity to the participants of The Externship 2018 program to organize an event.

The six of them worked in collaboration to develop the project « Rencontre autour d’une table ».

During the day of March 2, 2019, they met around a table, made of plaster for the occasion, and exchanged, shared a moment together, found their place and left their mark. They talked to each other and to people specifically invited to participate in the exchange.

The public witnessed the vestiges of this collaboration in the evening and noted the time spent between individuals by the marks on the table and on its attributes.

We thank Ateliers du 305 de Bellechasse for hosting this event.

photo credit: Clara Couzino

photo credit: Clara Couzino

I lay down on the table.

Blue, indigo, piles scattered across the surface in front of me.

Many actions have played out across this slate (some have even gone straight through to its soft).

Traces have been left on these porous grounds,

Spectres leak over the space delineated for them.

Ici nous créons un moment pour avoir

une présence bienveillante.

Quiet but not passive, space needs to be made for what cannot be placed.

Come sit, I have so much to share with you.

[It takes more people to raise a table than there are legs.]

The Instagram

The Instagram is a 10-day online artistic residency that allows an artist from The Externship program 2018 to develop a specific project and / or to present documentation on his work in progress from the platform Instagram from Les Territoires gallery. The project is visible only through the social network.

go to our Instagram account >>> les_territoires


Clara Couzino,  Mères Noël  ( installation de Noël no. 1),  2018.

Clara Couzino, Mères Noël (installation de Noël no. 1), 2018.

Clara Couzino

December 10th to December 20th, 2018

naakita feldman-kiss,  Edna, June, and I,  1984 - ongoing.

naakita feldman-kiss, Edna, June, and I, 1984 - ongoing.

naakita feldman-kiss

January 28th to February 6th, 2019

Eve S. Roy, 2018.

Eve S. Roy, 2018.

Eve Roy

March 6th to March 15th, 2019

Katerina Pansera,  Chez Stettheimer , 2018. (ink on paper)

Katerina Pansera, Chez Stettheimer, 2018. (ink on paper)

Katerina Pansera

March 26th to April 4th, 2019

Julie Roch-Cuerrier,  L'expérience vécue du temps,  2018.

Julie Roch-Cuerrier, L'expérience vécue du temps, 2018.

Julie Roch-Cuerrier

March 26th to April 4th, 2019

We thank our partners and donators for the next edition of the program :

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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.