Photoforum is a portfolio review event in contemporary photography at the gallery Les Territoires. The biennale event favours exchanges and networking between emerging artists and players in the visual arts milieu. The review, inspired by great portfolio reviews such as those in Houston and Santa Fe, is the first of its kind in Montreal and is already in its third edition edition.


Conceived as a federating event, Photoforum connects approximately 40 emerging artists with 30 professionals from the art world. Curators, gallerists, writers and art critics participate in this event dedicated to the analysis of the work and portfolios of emerging photographer-artists as well as advise them in the development of their career. Each artist, chosen by a jury, has the opportunity to meet with 7 professionals during this unique weekend.


Ranging from portrait to installation photography, the Photoforum exhibition offers a panorama of emerging creativity in photography in Montreal and is also the occasion to discover new works.

Reviewers of the 2014 edition:

GENEVIÈVE BÉDARD, Exhibitions Coordinator, VOX centre de l’image contemporaine
EMILIE GRANDMONT BÉRUBÉ, Director, Galerie Trois Points
JAMES D. CAMPBELL, Curator and critic
SYLVAIN CAMPEAU, Curator and critic
DIANE CHARBONNEAU, Curator, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
HUGUES CHARBONNEAU, Director, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau

ÈVE DE GARIE-LAMANQUE, Curator of contemporary art, Musée regionale de Rimouski
ALEXIS DESGAGNÉS, Artist and author
ÈVE DORAIS, Curator and critic
BETTINA FORGET, Galerist, artist and art critic
LORRAINE GILBERT, Artist and Professor at University of Ottawa
CHLOÉ GRONDEAU, Curator, Artistic coordinator, Diagonale
MONA HAKIM, Curator and critic
ROBERT HÉBERT, Director, Centre de documentation sur la photographie
LAUREN HENKIN, Artist and co-editor of Tilted Arc
ANNE BAAN HOFMAN, Independent curator

CORINA ILEA, Associate Curator for Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal
JO-ANN KANE, Curator, National Bank Financial Group Art Collection
MARIE-JOSÉE LAFORTUNE, Director, Optica centre d’art contemporain
MARK LANCTÔT, Curator, Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal
MARIE-CLAUDE LANDRY, Curator of contemporary art, Musée d’art de Joliette
PATRICK MIKHAIL, Director, Patrick Mikhail Gallery
ANNE-MARIE PROULX, Artistic director, VU photo

PABLO RODRIGUEZ, Director, Galerie Les Territoires
CHERYL SIMON, Critic and curator

JULIEN BEAUPRÉ STE-MARIE, Photography editor, Art buyer and Creative Producer
MICHAEL TOPPINGS, Artist and director, MAI (Montréal, arts Interculturels)
JOYCE YAHOUDA, Director, Galerie Joyce Yahouda


2012 Edition

2014 Edition