Camille-Zoé Valcourt-Synnott (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist from Quebec (QC), now based in K’jipuktuk (Halifax, NS) and Tiohti:áke (Montréal, QC). She graduated with a BFA from Concordia University in 2018 and an MFA from NSCAD University in 2020.
Her performances reflect on the value of the artist’s work, perceptions of productivity and where life and art meet. Referencing everyday tasks, (un)remunerated work and invisible labor, her practice points to the flaws already present within the arts but those are, too often, not acknowledged. She is interested in the intersections between labor, gender and class dynamics, and how they all play a part in making certain audiences feel welcome in different spaces. Her performance and text-based work has been presented in artist-run centers and galleries across Canada.
She has worked with Forest City Gallery (London, ON) and the Dalhousie Art Gallery (Halifax, NS) and was one of the Media Art Scholars in 2021-22 at the Centre for Art Tapes in Halifax. She currently sits on the board and programming committee of Eyelevel Gallery (Halifax, NS) and is also a board member for CARFAC Maritimes, in the hopes of advancing working conditions for artists in the region.
Photo credit: Louis-Charles Dionne