Marc-Olivier Hamelin: Artist’s talk
Marc-Olivier Hamelin
Concèntric: La Capella/Homesession

Marc-Olivier Hamelin: Artist’s talk

Wednesday 25 May 2022, at 7 pm

Two days before presenting his exhibition It’s Still Vivid – Vivid Like That Crushed Flower on the Street at Homesession, Marc-Olivier Hamelin talks to us about his creative process and artistic research. Hamelin begins by studying the writings and images produced by artists in the context of the AIDS crisis of the late twentieth century, reflecting on the legacy of the disease in relation to his own artistic output and personal life.

Using texts and images, Hamelin seeks to construct a visual and literary narrative of his own, combining the voices of queer artists with his. He is interested in friendship, memory, loss and the collaboration between lovers and those who are loved. By compiling quotations, images from newspapers and published books, he attempts to visualise and understand the everyday lives of these artists.


Hamelin graduated in the fine arts from Concordia University and holds a Master’s in Museology and Artistic Practices, awarded by the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO). Over the course of his career, he has shown work at L'Écart in Quebec (2018) and in group exhibitions at the Galerie UQO, where he recently presented his project Il y a plusieurs fissures dans le solage, that’s a shame (2021).


La Capella’s Concèntric programme has joined forces with Homesession to work together on establishing links in order to raise the visibility of up-and-coming artists taking part in Homesession’s residencies.

Artist’s Talk is an initiative within this framework and offers artists an occasion to describe their practice and to raise awareness of their work among people who wish to participate in a friendly and informal conversation.

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