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Philippe Guillaume is a peripatetic artist, photographer and art historian based in Montreal.

Philippe Guillaume was selected to present his latest artist book OC&G at the Association for Art History Annual Conference at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London in 2018. His work was exhibited at AirSpace Gallery in England in 2014. In 2013, FOFA Gallery in Montreal exhibited his two-year ambulatory project along boulevard Saint-Laurent and he was invited to create a dérive-based work at PERFOR4 in Sao Paulo. His work is in the collection at Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, Collection patrimoniale de la Bibliothèque nationale du Québec and the National Gallery of Canada, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Centre Phi, Artexte.

He is also a PhD Fellow in Art History at Concordia University, from which he obtained an interdisciplinary MA (photography and art history) in 2012. His research and art involves the relationship between walking and photography in art.

His essays have been published in the art magazine Ciel variable and the Journal of Canadian Studies. He is a member of the Canadian Photography History Research Group, based at the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art.

Conferences and Lectures


2019 “Josef Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land.” International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) and the McCord Museum, Montréal, March 28, 2019

2018 “Images Unfolding: A Conversation About Making the Past Present.” Co-presented with Martha Langford. Association for Art History Annual Conference.Courtauld Institute of Art and King’s College London, 5-7 April, 2018

2017 “Oral Histories First-Hand.” Sites of Photographic Knowledge: The Book, the Laboratory, the Territory. Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Concordia University, Montreal, June 12-16, 2017

2016  “Richard Long and Hamish Fulton at the NCG: Intriguing Networks.”Networked Art Histories. 1960s to the Present Day (in Canada and elsewhere).Concordia University, Montréal, October 22, 2016

2016  “Jean-Paul Gill’s 1957 Red Light Photographs: A Heuristic Archive.” What Does Heritage Change?/Le patrimoine ça change quoi ?Association of Critical Heritage Studies, Third Biennial Conference, Montréal, June 7, 2016

2015  “A Line in the Scottish Highlands: A Contemporary Ecocultural Analysis of the Materiality of an Idea.”Ecocultures: Glasgow’s Festival of Environmental Research, Policy, and Practice, The Pearce Institute, Govan, Glasgow, UK. October 17, 2015    

Horst : Un photographe de son époque et six décennies de mode, McCord Museum, Montréal, June 3, 2015

2014  “Particularity of Place: Photography, the City and Rural Places Where We Walk in Canada,” with Canadian Photographic History Research Group Panel (Concordia) with Chair, Martha Langford, paper presented at Speaking of Photography, Concordia University, Montréal, March 21, 2014

2013  “Particularity of Place: Photography, the City and Rural Places Where We Walk in Canada,” with Canadian Photographic History Research Group Panel (Concordia) with Chair, Martha Langford, paper presented at Meeting Places: An International Canadian Studies Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia and Sackville, New Brunswick, September 18-21, 2013          

“Walking, Photography and Thirdspace along Boulevard Saint-Laurent,” paper presented at On Walking, Sunderland University, UK. June 28-29, 2013

Artist Talks

2015   Round table, Lab 2 : ‘’Déplacement et Mobilité’’, Écoles des Arts Visuels, Université Laval, Québec, with Professor Richard Baillargeon

2013  Artist Talk: “ Every Foot of the Sidewalk: boulevard Saint-Laurent,” artist talk with Martha Langford, Fofa Gallery, Montréal, January 16, 2013

Artist Talk: “Issues in the Montreal Art Milieu: A Photographic History,” (Prof. Elizabeth Cavaliere), Concordia University, Montréal

Artist Talk: “Studies in Contemporary Photographic Art and Theory,”(Prof. Karla McManus), Concordia University, Montréal

2011 Artist Talk: MA Photo Class (Raymonde April), Concordia University, Montréal