Julie Favreau lives and works in Montréal and Berlin. Her art practice is articulated around staging performers in performances that bring together photography, video, sculpture, and installation. Through constructed objects and human gesture, Favreau imagines timeless stories in which symbols, myths, and dreams are combined. She is the recipient of the Pierre-Ayot Award (2014) and the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship (2012), Her works have been presented in Québec, Toronto, and abroad, and she has participated in residencies in New York (2013), France (2011–12), and Berlin (2017). She is represented by Galerie Division.
Moments is integrated into two contiguous walls in the vestibule of Centre Jean-Marie-Gauvreau at the entrance to the cultural centre. It is a photographic mosaic of ten images the subjects of which are inspired by the borough and the people who live and work there. A hand in different positions is a central element that is recurrent in Favreau’s work. The portraits, signs, gestures, sculptures, landscapes, and textures portrayed in the work illustrate the different movements, art disciplines, and cultural traditions that exist in the Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension borough. By reflecting the intermingling of cultures, Moments is an expression of the coexistence of cultural heritages and represents Montréal as a city of mixed origins.