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
  • Document XXL, Artexte, Montréal, Québec
  • Flower Painting, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
  • Endless Paper, Galerie Pierre-François Ouellette, Montréal, Québec
  • Satellite, Foreman Art Gallery, Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Québec
  • 5 sur 5, Les fictions polymorphes, Vidéographe / Cinémathèque Québécoise, Montréal, Québec
  • Nelson Henricks – Obras en vidéo, Museo de Arte Moderno/Alianza Francesco de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 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
  • Map of the City, installation, PAVED Art, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Map of the City, installation, Articule Gallery, Montréal, Québec
  • Map of the City, installation, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
  • Satellite, outdoor video projection, Saw Video, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Satellite, installation, The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
  • Satellite, installation, Musée des beaux-arts du Montréal, Montréal, Québec
  • Happy Hour, installation, November Galerie B-312, Montréal, Québec
  • Substance + Planetarium, Galerie Graff, Montréal, Québec
  • Nelson Henricks, solo programme, Festival International Nouveau Cinéma Nouveaux Médias Montréal, Montréal, Québec
  • Fuzzy Face, installation, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
  • 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
  • Video Viewpoints, lecture/screening, January 24 2000, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
  • Je vais vous raconter une histoire de fantômes : Films et videos de Nelson Henricks, video, Galerie OBORO, Montréal, Québec