Nelson Henricks (1963–) is a Canadian artist, writer, and curator; born in Alberta, he lives and works in Montréal. In his practice, he is concerned with labour as related to questions of representation and aesthetics. His videos and video installations have been presented in numerous exhibitions in Canada and abroad. Recent shows include Life Session, Optica Gallery (Montréal, 2017) and A Lecture on Art, Dazibao (Montréal, 2015); he curated Document XXL, Artexte (Montréal, 2017). His works are featured in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art of New York, the National Gallery of Canada, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. In 2015, he received the Prix Giverny Capital. He is represented by the Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery (Toronto).
2009.11.07 - 2009.12.19
I have never failed to be seduced by the images in Nelson Henrick’s videos. They are lush, often shot on film, and edited together in ways that are…Read more
Time as Activity (*)
2009.12.09 - 07.11
While nowadays, ‘documentation’ has widely been accepted and understood as one of the main paradigms of conceptual art, there has only been few attention for the ‘description’—especially considering how intrinsic this activity…Read more
MOMENTA | Biennale de l'image. What Does the Image Stand For?
2017.09.07 - 10.15
Focusing on the theme What Does the Image Stand For? proposed by guest curator Ami Barak, the 2017 edition of MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image will be presented in collaboration with VOX and Galerie de l’UQAM…Read more