Very first one to cross the European continent and be founded in North America, SALOON Montreal is the initiative of independent curators and art writers Nathalie Bachand and Chloé Grondeau. After meeting up with founders of SALOON in Brussels, Paris and Berlin while travelling, it seemed that Montreal could benefit from being part of this international network of women in the arts. Officially founded in April 2022, SALOON Montreal brings together an already close-knit community of women artists, curators, critics, researchers and all other professional profiles that contribute to the advancement and enrichment of thinking in contemporary art. It seemed only natural to label and strengthen our milieu by bringing it together under a structuring network, allowing us to expand the resonance of what it means to be a woman in the art world today.


SALOON Montreal facilitates an exchange between local members by regularly hosting meetings and by valorizing their role in the milieu. The Montreal structure is composed of members chosen for the reflective and/or formal demands of their projects as well as their active involvement in their particular field of expertise. It also encourages a connection with members from other international SALOON cities in order to be part of this extended and diversified network, while valuing inclusiveness and equal treatment and remuneration for all actors contributing to the art world. SALOON Montreal sees itself as a cohesive community that participates in the highlighting, strengthening and growth of women's initiatives.


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Board Member Nathalie Bachand
Board Member Nathalie Bachand

Nathalie Bachand (she/her) is an independent curator interested in digital issues and the conditions of its emergence in contemporary art. Among her curatorial projects, her exhibition The Dead Web - The End, initially presented at Eastern Bloc in Montreal (2017), has been co-produced by Molior in Europe: in Lyon (2019), Geneva (2019) and Budapest (2020). Her latest exhibition project, DataffectS, was presented at the Galerie de l'UQAM in Montréal (2022). She is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), writes regularly on visual and media arts, and sits on the Board of Directors at Avatar in Quebec City. Previously in charge of development for ELEKTRA-BIAN (2006-2016), she is currently co-artistic director and project manager for Sporobole.

Board Member Chloé Grondeau
Board Member Chloé Grondeau

Independent curator, published author in specialized magazines and artists' catalogs, Chloé Grondeau (she/her) is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). Her interests focus on the frameworks of reflection and production of art as well as the creation of collaborative contexts. In parallel to her independent activity, she has worked in institutions and plural spaces such as the FRAC-Collection Aquitaine (Fr), the Fabrique Pola/Zébra3 (Fr) or currently as director of the Diagonale center (Ca). Chloé Grondeau is President of the Board of Directors of Triangle Canada (Triangle Network) and regularly sits on juries in contemporary art. In 2020, she completed a multi-month research residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York.


Sylvette Babin [Director @ Esse Art+Opinion]   

Nathalie Bachand [Independent Curator, Art Critic, & Artistic Co-director @ Sporobole]

Marie-Ève Beaupré [Curator of the Collection @ MACM,]

Manel Benchabane [Curator @ Stewart Hall Art Gallery,]

Aurélie Besson [Director @ Molior,]

Eunice Bélidor [Independent Curator, Art Historian,]

Myriam Bleau [Artist, AV & sound performance, digital media,]

Esther Bourdages [Art Critic, Independent Curator & Musician,]

Marianne Breton [General Director @ OBORO,

Nathalie Bujold [Artist, video, installation,]

Belinda Campbell [Artist, video, sound, performance,]

Marthe Carrier [Director @ B-312,]

Nathalie Casemajor [Professor, Researcher @ INRS,]

Marie-Charlotte Castonguay-Harvey [Co-founder, Co-director @ Galerie Galerie,]

Margot Chambon [Curator & Artist, photography,]

Marie-Ève Charron [Art Historian, Art Critic]

Charline Dally [Artist, video,]

Milly-Alexandra Dery [Curator @ Fonderie Darling,]

Marie-Michelle Deschamps [Artist, sculpture,]

Caroline Douville [Artist, painting, mixed-media,]

Anna Eyler [Artist, installation, digital media, CGI,]

Erin Gee [Artist, digital media, sound,]

Audrey Genois [Director @ Momenta,]

Nicole Gingras [Independent Curator, Art Writer]

Nadège Grebmeier Forget [Artist, installation, performance,]

Chloé Grondeau [Independent Curator, Art Critic,, & Director @ Diagonale,]

Lynn Hughes [Artist, Curator, Researcher, Professor Emeritus @ Concordia University,]

Alice Jarry [Artist, digital media, & Researcher, Assistant Professor @ Concordia University,]

Frédérique Laliberté [Artist, installation, performance, web, sound,]

Catherine Lalonde Massecar [Artist, performance, multidisciplinarity]

Olivia-Faye Lathuillière [Artist, installation, sound sculpture, video,]

Sophie Latouche [Artist, digital media, drawing, & Co-founder, Co-director @ Galerie Galerie,]

Marie-Ève Levasseur [Artist, installation, digital media, CGI,]

Olivia McGilchrist [Artist, digital media, virtual reality,]

Katherine Melançon [Artist, installation, digital image,]

Caroline Monnet [Artist, installation, mixed-media,]

Anahita Norouzi [Artist, multidisciplinarity,]

Ariane Plante [Independent Curator & Artist, sound,]

Josianne Poirier [Art Historian, Curator,]

Nelly-Ève Rajotte [Artist, video, sound,, & Professor @ UQAM University,]

Andrée-Anne Roussel [Artist, cinema, video]

Aseman Sabet [Art Historian, Curator & Development Director @ Société des musées du Québec,]

Véronique Savard [Artist, painting,]

Catherine Sicot [Independent Curator,

Cheryl Sim [Managing Director and Curator @ Phi Centre,]

Dominique Sirois [Artist, installation, sculpture,]

Dominique Sirois-Rouleau [Art Historian, Curator & Director @ Videographe,]

Julia Eilers Smith [Research and Collection (Max Stern Curator) @ Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery,]

Thérèse St-Gelais [Art Historian & Professor @ UQAM,]

Marie-Douce St-Jacques [Artist, installation, sound,]

Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre [Art Historian & Curator @ Musée d’art de Joliette,]

Tanya St-Pierre [Artist, digital media, CGI, sound,]

Tamar Tembeck [Artistic Director @ OBORO,]

Shanie Tomassini [Artist, installation, sculpture,]

Sarah Ève Tousignant [Independent Curator & Funding and Strategic Projects Manager @ Mutek,]

Julie Tremble [Artist, video, CGI,]

Erandy Vergara [Art Historian, Curator, & Assistant Professor @ MacEwan University]

Mégane Voghell [Artist, drawing,]

Sarah Wendt [Artist, installation, performance, multidisciplinarity,]

Pavitra Wickramasinghe [Artist, digital media, multidisciplinarity,]

Sonja Zlatanova [Curator, artist, multidisciplinarity & Programming Coordinator @ OBORO,]