Annie Briard
Since 2009
Works in Montreal Canada

Annie Briard is a Vancouver-based artist from Montréal exploring and challenging visual perception and its ideologies through moving image focused work.

Briard has exhibited in solo and group shows across Canada and internationally, including galleries and festivals in New York, Rio, Barcelona, Madrid, Basel, Prague, Shanghai and Beijing. In 2012, Briard was an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre and was selected by the Centre International d'Art Contemporain to represent Canada at the WEYA symposium in Nottingham, England. The following year, she presented her interactive video installations in solo shows at Black & Yellow Gallery and VIVO media arts centre in Vancouver, and Centre 3 in Hamilton. In 2014, Joyce Yahouda Gallery presents its second solo exhibition of her work, and she will participate in an artist residency at the Vermont Studio Centre. Briard also produces and curates as part of the Lucida Lab collaborative. Her work is represented by Joyce Yahouda Gallery in Montreal.

In conjunction with her practice, Annie Briard is an arts educator and experienced cultural manager, serving on boards for Montreal-based Studio XX and Art Contraste, and Vancouver's Access Gallery. She holds a BFA in studio art from Concordia University (2008) and an MAA in media arts from Emily Carr University (2013).
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Call for proposals: HTMlles festival of media art + culture 2010

Mon Sep 13, 2010 00:00

Call for Proposals

The HTMlles Festival of Media Art + Digital Culture 2010 is currently seeking proposals for its 9th edition, to be held from November 13 to 20, 2010, in Montreal, under the theme of

The deadline for submissions is Monday, September 13, 2010, at 9:00 PM.

Initiated by Studio XX in 1997, and evolving as quickly as technology itself, the HTMlles Festival is an international platform dedicated to the presentation of women’s independent media artworks from all facets of contemporary technological creation, including but not limited to: digital storytelling, cyber art, short film and video art, audio and electronic art, installation, locative media, 3D animation, game art, virtual reality, electronic publishing, design, performance and interdisciplinary practices.

As a meeting place at the crossroads of creativity, technology and a wide spectrum of feminist perspectives, the HTMlles Festival focuses on the public presentation of innovative media artworks, panel discussions and workshops, creating dynamic connections between audiences, artists, cultural practioners, curators, producers, educators, scholars, students and technophiles.

HTMlles 2010:

From IMAX to the Canadarm, to Softimage, MotionBuilder, Maya and the BlackBerry, Canada’s technological innovations have changed the world. Inspired by Studio XX’s 2008 TransCanada Pipeline Tour, and Canada’s central role within a worlwide context in 2010, the 9th edition of HTMlles will focus on the work of Canadian/Quebec-based media artists exploring concepts of . HTMlles maintains an open and international focus.

As we resist - or converge with - a globally interconnected future, is it relevant to define our origins and explore common values? Can we have more than one at any given time, or no at all? Whose rights are recognized in what homelands?

As a nation, how do we imagine new forms of connection to expand our parameters of citizenship, identity, language and our understandings of democracy and interactive communities?

What defines a place of belonging? When and how do we belong? How do we create a secure home and when is it time to leave it?

What role do Open Source methodologies (F/LOSS) and digital technologies play in creating a sustainable future? What do digital technologies reveal about the state of the natural world and our perception of landscape?

HTMlles seeks stellar media works focusing on woman-centered experiences that are shared and distinct within a national context and/or which highlight the development and richness of Canadian/Quebecois media art practices.

HTMlles invites proposals of audience-ready works from emerging, mid-career or senior artists and curators based in Canada or Quebec. Collaborations with international artists or international works about Canada-based artists are also eligible.

+++Emerging artists may also consider submissions to the HTMlles EMERGENCE Competition:

Submission guidelines

Projects should be submitted by email only and must include the following information in a PDF document:

+ Name of artist (s):
+ Address:
+ Phone number (s):
+ Email address:
+ Biography (ies) (250 words max):

+ Title:
+ Year of Production:
+ City of Production:
+ Project Description (500 words max):
+ Detailed Technical Specifications:
+ A maximum of 5 images included in the PDF: size : 1024 X 768 pixels, 72 dpi
+ A URL for sound and/or audio projects

+ Applications should include this completed form, saved as a PDF document and
sent to:
+ Subject line: HTMlles Festival submission
+ Deadline for submission is September 13, 2010, 9:00 PM

In exceptional cases dictated by the nature of the work, submissions may be sent by regular post to:

HTMlles 2010, 4001 Berri St., Suite 201, Montréal (QC), H2N 2N4, Canada

Please note that the HTMlles Festival cannot be responsible for returning your submissions if sent in this manner.

A Studio XX Production -


Emergence award @ HTMlles festival

Mon Sep 13, 2010 00:00


Emergence : Screen-Destined Media Artworks Competition

Emergence is a curated screening of inceptive screen-based Canadian/Quebecois artworks directed by women. Canada-based artists are invited to submit their first screen-based media artwork to be publically screened and to compete for the HTMlles 2010 Festival of Media Art + Digital Culture’s Emerging Artist Award.

Entries must be under 9 minutes in length and may consist of time-based screenable media including video art, experimental short film, animation, video performance, mixed media, etc.

Submissions must be an artist’s first independent work in the medium, whether the last work made in art or film school, the first work produced outside of the institution, or the first publically screened artwork.

Each artist may submit a maximum of one entry. All submitted works must have been created after January 2008.


Curator Annie Briard will distill an initial selection of works from submissions, to be followed by a screening for jury members comprised of artists, curators and producers.

The ten (10) semifinalist works will be selected and screened at HTMlles, competing for the audience’s vote, determining the winning work. The semi-finalist works will also be featured on the HTMlles website for additional public votes. The winning artwork will be announced and presented at HTMlles’s closing Gala where the Artist will be publically awarded her/his prize.

Prize: $500.00 + a Studio XX membership + more TBA

Deadline: All submissions must be received by September 13, 2010, by 9:00 PM.

Submission guidelines

+ Submissions may be sent as a ready-to-play DVD. The artist assumes responsibility for the DVD quality; a malfunctioning submission will be disqualified.
+ Resolution and size should reflect the artist’s intent for audience viewing.
+ The DVD must be marked with the artist’s full name, email address, phone number and website (if available).
+ The submission package should also include an artist CV containing contact info, as well as a brief artist statement.
+ Should a work be selected as a semifinalist, the artist must be prepared to subsequently submit a video file via DVD or download link, as well as a short biography, within a precise timeline to secure their position in the competition.

Submissions must be sent to the following address by September 13, 2010 by 9PM :

Annie Briard, Curator
HTMlles 2010 - Emergence Competition
4001 Berri St., Suite 201
Montréal (QC)
H2L 4H2


A Production


Studio XX Launches The XX Files Radio Project, First Person Digital Winners and more!

Tue May 18, 2010 00:00 - Thu May 13, 2010

A Triple First:
Studio XX Launches The XX Files Radio Project, First Person Digital Winners & more!

Montreal, May 12th 2010 - Following the creation of Matricules: one of the world's largest online archives of women's digital artworks in 2008, Studio XX will premiere the completion of the archive's Phase II: The XX Files Radio Project on Tuesday, May 18th at McGill University’s Thompson House.

Created over the past year with support from the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy, CKUT 90.3 FM, F.A.C.E., Koumbit and Urbanink, The XX Files Radio Project was spearheaded by Project Director Stéphanie Lagueux, media artists Darsha Hewitt, Sara M. Tizhouch and Valérie d. Walker. The project consists of the digitizing and online publishing of The XX Files radio show: a weekly broadcast exploring the digital world from the perspective of women living and working in it.

Originally conceived by Deborah VanSlet and Kathy Kennedy, The XX Files first aired in 1996. Past hosts Anita Cotic, Bérengère Marin-Dubuard and current host and longtime producer Valérie d. Walker have kept the show as current as ever and on the air every Wednesday from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM on CKUT 90.3 FM. Thanks to The XX Files Radio Project, this unique content spanning over 14 years will now be available worldwide for streaming and downloading via the Studio XX Website.

Featuring keynote addresses by New Brunswick-based radio producer and artist Linda Rae Dornan and Montreal cultural historian Jean-Pierre Sévigny, The XX Files Radio Project launch will treat audiences to a simulated broadcast, commissioned thematic podcasts by media artists Guylaine Bertrand, Valérie d. Walker and Britt Wray and the highly-awaited unveiling of Studio XX’s new Website. Videos of recent workshops enabling youth groups to create electronic art will also be screened.

Rounding out this exciting evening, National Film Board Producer Kat Baulu and Studio XX Director General Paulina Abarca-Cantin will present the finalist teams and projects of First Person Digital and the Digital Ludology project. Artworks from these two initiatives are slated to premiere in November 2010 at Studio XX’s HTMlles: Festival of Media Art and Networked Practices.

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Thompson House Ballroom: 3650 McTavish


Media Inquiries:

First Person Digital is a training and production initiative for women exploring new approaches to storytelling in multimedia produced by the National Film Board of Canada in collaboration with Studio XX and with support from Heritage Canada’s Cultural Development Fund.

Digital Ludology is a game art creation initiative produced by Studio XX with support from The Canada Council for the Arts.


Late Night in the Loft

Sun Feb 07, 2010 00:00 - Sun Feb 07, 2010

LNL is a live, late night talk show showcasing the diverse, emerging arts & music scene here in Montreal. Our pilot episode will be taped in front of a studio audience on Friday, February 19th from 9pm - 11pm (Doors: 8pm) at Mile End's Coeur de Jeanne Mance Loft, located at 6585 Rue Jeanne-Mance, loft #301 (corner of Beaubien O.)

We have a great lineup of guests and performances planned for the night, so please join us...

Hosted by ANNIE BRIARD, featuring:
JOSEPH BEMBRIDGE: Theatre Actor, Dancer, Writer, Director & Producer. Founder of the Carney Collective, past member of Dance Animal
FRÉDÉRIC LOURY: Director of Art Souterrain
Musical performance by Montreal's own dynamo Japanese experimentalists DYNAMO COLEOPTERA

Admission is pay what you can ($5 suggested includes a glass of wine). This is a community event and all proceeds go towards the cost of producing future LNL shows.

A big thank you to our sponsors FASA and Barefoot Wine

The video podcast for this pilot episode will be launched at so stay tuned!

Media inquiries:


Call for Texts ::

Sun Jan 03, 2010 00:00

Studio XX's Electronic Journal.dpi issue #17 ::
Call for Proposals :: "Adherence : Messy Resistance

Guest editor-in-chief: Sophie Le-Phat Ho
Deadline for abstracts + bios: *January 3, 2010*
Selected texts must be submitted by: February 7, 2010
Publication date: February 2010

Brought closer to the notion of resistance, that of adherence seems to
function as an antonym: to resist something is to not adhere to it. On
the other hand, to resist, despite what some inventors of
"nonistes"might claim, is also to adhere to something else.

Between the two, the level of adherence can serve to measure the degree
of resistance against institutionalization or cooptation. Adherence can
be resistance's weapon just as it can be its weakness point.

As such, resistance and adherence go hand in hand.

However their opposition is not a given. Indeed, the notion of
resistance_adherence can be seen rather as a process (of everyday life),
a way of doing, of work to be done at every level (at all times). The
choice of the concept of adherence, rather than that of adhesion
(membership), brings forth the possibility of approaching that concept
in terms of degree, of coefficient -- that is, as measure -- and not as
identity. Adherence hence suggests the ideas of a slippery ground, of a
force of attraction, of friction, lubrication, rhythm, viscosity,
entanglement, as well as dexterity, navigation, sharpness -- or in other
words -- art. How can resistance_adherence be addressed in those terms,
that is, not in oppositions but in levels of intensity? How can an
analysis of resistance_adherence lead to a better understanding of
creativity, of autonomy? Indeed, how could tackling the notion of
resistance from the point of view of adherence expose new tracks, new
points of entry?

Studio XX's feminist journal .dpi welcomes essays, critiques,
interviews, and other web-based forms of expression related to the
thematic cross-roads of technology, women, art and society.

As an electronic periodical, .dpi also seeks proposals that make an
interesting use of the Internet. Usually, essays are no longer than
1500-2000 words and columns, 800-1000 words. Other suggestions can also
be acceptable. Selected authors will receive an honorarium for their
contribution ($150 per selected article and $75 per selected column).

Please send your abstract (300 words) and a short bio (100 words) by
January 3, 2009, to:

For more information: