Nelson Henricks

NELSON HENRICKS was born in Bow Island, Alberta and is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art (1986). He moved to Montréal in 1991, where he received a BFA from Concordia University (1994), and a PhD at Université du Québec à Montréal (2018).

Henricks lives and works in Montréal, where he has taught art history and video production at Concordia University, McGill University, UQAM and Université de Montréal. A musician, writer, curator and artist, Henricks is best known for his videotapes and video installations, which have been exhibited worldwide. A focus on his video work was presented at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as part of the Video Viewpoints series in 2000. His writings have been published in exhibition catalogues, magazines, and in several anthologies. Henricks was the recipient of the Bell Canada Award in Video Art in 2002 and received the Board of Govenors’ Alumni Award of Excellence from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2005.

A mid-career retrospective of Henricks' work was presented at the Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery in Montréal in 2010. Henricks’ work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery and Banque Nationale du Canada. He lives and works in Montréal.


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Solo Exhibitions
2019
2017
  • Document XXL, Artexte, Montréal, Québec
  • Flower Painting, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2016
2015
  • Endless Paper, Galerie Pierre-François Ouellette, Montréal, Québec
2014
  • Satellite, Foreman Art Gallery, Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Québec
  • 5 sur 5, Les fictions polymorphes, Vidéographe / Cinémathèque Québécoise, Montréal, Québec
2011
  • Nelson Henricks – Obras en vidéo, Museo de Arte Moderno/Alianza Francesco de Buenos Aires, Argentina
2011
2009
  • Nelson Henricks, Vox Image Contemporaine, Montréal, Québec
  • Nelson Henricks, installation, Galleria Gianluca Collica, Catania, Sicily; Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Palermo, Sicily
  • Map of the City, installation, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Ontario
  • The Sirens, installation, Gallery 44, Toronto, Ontario
2008
  • Map of the City, installation, PAVED Art, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Map of the City, installation, Articule Gallery, Montréal, Québec
2007
  • Map of the City, installation, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
  • Satellite, outdoor video projection, Saw Video, Ottawa, Ontario
2005
  • Satellite, installation, The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2004
  • Satellite, installation, Musée des beaux-arts du Montréal, Montréal, Québec
2003
  • Happy Hour, installation, November Galerie B-312, Montréal, Québec
  • Substance + Planetarium, Galerie Graff, Montréal, Québec
2002
  • Nelson Henricks, solo programme, Festival International Nouveau Cinéma Nouveaux Médias Montréal, Montréal, Québec
  • Fuzzy Face, installation, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
2001
  • Nelson Henricks, lecture/screening, Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Fuzzy Face, installation, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C
  • Fuzzy Face, installation, Optica, Montréal, Québec
  • Planetarium, YYZ Artist’s Outlet, Toronto, Ontario
2000
  • Video Viewpoints, lecture/screening, January 24 2000, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
1995
  • Je vais vous raconter une histoire de fantômes : Films et videos de Nelson Henricks, video, Galerie OBORO, Montréal, Québec
Selected Group Exhibitions
2018
  • Art souterrain 2018, March 3 - 25, Arsenal Montréal, Québec
2017
  • Le mois de la photo, video installation, September 7 - October 14, Various venues, Montréal, Québec
  • extratextual, video installation, September 21 - January 21, 2018, Contemporary Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
2016
  • Papier 16, photos, April 22 - 24, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Montréal, QC
  • Motion. Montréal/Genève, video, March 1 - April 9, Galerie de L’UQAM, Montreal, QC
2015
  • Endless Paper, video installation, March 19 - April 25, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montréal, QC
  • Papier 15, photos, April 24 - 26, Paul Petro Contemporary Art (Booth #111), Montréal, QC
2014
  • Made in Calgary: The 1990s, video, February 8 - May 4, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
  • 40 ans d’art video au Québec, screening, March 12 - 16, Cinémathèque Québécoise, Montréal, QC
2013
  • Who Runs May Read, vidéo, May 1, South London Gallery, London, England
2012
  • Interactions, video installation, August 30 - October 27, Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Montréal, QC
  • Background://, video installation, January 20 - February 13, Remont Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Like-Minded, video installation, January 25 - March 25, Plug-In ICA, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • PRIM : Les années 2000, video, April 11, Cinémathèque Québécoise, Montréal, Québec
2011
  • The Québec Triennal 2011, video installation, October 7, 2011 - February 3, 2012, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Québec
2010
  • Chimère/Shimmer, video, November 11, 2010 - April 3, 2011, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec
  • CUE: Artists’ Videos, video, January 23 - March 21, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2009
  • Time as Activity, installation, September 12 to November 7, Netwerk, Aalst, Belgium
  • European Media Arts Festival, video, April 22 - 26, Osnabrück, Germany
  • YYZXXX, video, May 2 - June 13, YYZ Artist’s Outlet, Toronto, Ontario
2008
  • L’oreille dans l’oeil/The Hearing Eye, installation, May 2 - June 1, Oeil de poisson, Québec, QC
  • 26e Festival international du film sur l’art, ivideo, March 6-16, Montréal, Québec
  • Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, video, February 14 - 24, Cinémathèque québécoise, Montréal, QC
2007
  • L’oreille dans l’oeil/The Hearing Eye, video installation, March 1 - April 7, Galerie Clark, Montréal, Québec; April 20 - May 19, Gallery 101, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Capsule - Mémoire, film installation, March 8 - April 29, Cinémathèque Québécoise, Montréal, Québec
2006
  • Invideo 2006, video, November 7-11, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy
  • Queer Plunder, installation, November 17 - January 14, 2007, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Aquérir pour grandir, video, November 22, 2006 - April 15, 2007, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
2005
  • Split Decisions, video, November 26 - January 13, Vtape, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Stuttgarter Filmwinter, video, January 13-16, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, video, February 18-26, Cinémathèque québécoise, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Nomination for Prize Conseil des arts et des lettres
2004
  • Instants Vidéo Festival, video, November 20-December 6, Manosque, France
  • Artronic, video, September 30 - October 12, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango y Teatro Colon, Bogota, Colombia
  • Invideo 2004, video, November 10 - 14, Milan, Italy
  • Living Room, video, June 3 - July 3, Coldcreation Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2003
  • Stealing to Subvert, video, April 30 - May 4, Wroclaw Media Art Biennal, Wroclaw, Poland
  • UK/Canadian Film & Video Exchange, video, 10 April - 13 April, South London Art Gallery, London, England
  • Signal + Noise 03, video, March 27 - 30, Video In, Vancouver, B.C.
2002
  • Media City Seoul, installation, September 26 - November 24, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  • Video Videopoints: A Selection from the Last Decade, video, May 10, Museum of Modern Art, New York
2001
  • Transmediale 01, video, December, Berlin, Germany
  • Festival Video Estavar-Llivia, video, July 26-29, Estavar, France. Grand Prize "Auteur Video" Ex aequo
  • New York Video Festival, video, July 13-19, New York, New York, U.S.A.
  • L'Immagine Leggera, video, March 21-29, Palermo, Sicily
  • Pandaemonium, video, March 1-9, LUX, London, England
2000
  • Peepshow, video, July 29, Melbourne International Film Festival; July 30, Brisbane International Film Festival; August 11, Chauvel Cinemas, Sydney; August 24, Media Resource Centre, Adelaide, Australia
  • Stuttgarter Filmwinter, video, January 13-16, Stuttgart, Germany. Special Mention.
  • European Media Arts Festival 2000, video, May 3-7, Osnabrück, Germany
1999
  • Festival de Sofia, video, Sofia, Poland. Special Mention
  • Il Muestro Internacional de Vidéo Independiente: OVNI 1999, video, May 18-23, Espacio Cultural El Tanque, Tenerife, Canary Islands
  • In A Different Light, installation, October 23 to November 21, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
  • IMAGES 1999, video, April 21 - May 1, Toronto, Ontario
  • Telefilm Canada Prize for Best Film or Video
  • VideoLisboa, video, January 20-24 , Clube Português de Artes e Ideias, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 17e Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, video, February 11-17, Cinéma ONF, Montréal, Québec
  • Nomination for SODEC Prize for Best Video
  • 14e Videoformes, video, March 16-21, Clermont-Ferrand, Francec
  • Vidéoformes/DRAC Auvergne Prize (Ex Aequo)
1998
  • MuuMediaFestival, video, October 9-18, Kiaasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
  • Dummies, video, November 24, De Appel, Amsterdam, Holland
Awards
  • Bell Canada Prize, 2002
  • Board of Governors’ Alumni Award of Excellence, Alberta College of Art and Design, 2005
  • Prix Giverny-Capital 2015
Collections
  • The Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, Québec
  • Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec
  • Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal, Québec
  • The Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery, Montréal, Québec
  • La collection Banque Nationale, Montréal, Québec
Distribution
  • Vidéographe, Montréal
  • V TAPE, Toronto
  • LUX, London, England
  • Heure Exquise!, Lille, France
  • Video Data Bank, Chicago