June 2019

 Traduction Fidèle / Found in Translation


Looking Backward and Moving Forward  / Regarder derrière nous et aller de l’avant

Canadian Films for French Audiences – 55 minutes (films by Indigenous artists)

Thursday, June 6th 2019 6:30 pm
Free and open to all

Location: Le Labo, 401 rue Richmond St. ouest / West, Studio 277, Toronto ON M5V 3A8

Le Labo is pleased to present the Winnipeg Film Group‘s touring program. For the event, our programming committee chose films by Indegenous artists Looking backward and moving forward.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Shane Belcourt (participating artist), Simon M. Bénédict and Jo Proulx (Labo members).

More information here.

May 2019

La virtualité augmentée / Augmented Virtuality

Christopher Harris, _Halimuhfack_ (2016) (1)

Final exhibition by youth from secondary schools 2019

Friday, May 24th 2019 – 3-6 pm
Le Labo – 401 Richmond West, studio 277, Toronto ON M5V 3A8
Free and open to all

During the winter semester 2019, students at Toronto Ouest and Collège Français secondary schools have participated in arts activities and media arts workshops offered by Le Labo. This exhibition is the culmination of the project. The students presented a double installation of augmented objects that reflect the synthesis of this project.

More details here.

April 2019

Notes on being

Christopher Harris, _Halimuhfack_ (2016) (1)

Presented by Images Festival in collaboration with Le Labo, the francophone media arts centre in Toronto.

A short movies programme with works by Onyeka Igwe, Christopher Harris, Cauleen Smith, Basma Alsharif, Abigail Child, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Chantal Akerman, Kevin Jerome Everson, and Zeinabu Irene Davis.

Date: Thursday, 13 April 2019 05:00 PM
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto M5S 1J5
Contact: 647-352-4411 – info@lelabo.ca
Free event – Book your ticket on Eventbrite

$12 general admission
$6 students, seniors, underemployed

Image: Christopher Harris, Halimuhfack, 2016.

More information: https://www.imagesfestival.com/program/notes-on-being

March 2019

Traces, Recollections and Other Haunted Memories

Presented by the Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV) in collaboration with Le Labo, the francophone media arts centre in Toronto:

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 6:30 PM
401 Richmond Street West, Studio 277, Toronto ON M5V 3A8
Contact: 647-352-4411 – info@lelabo.ca
Free event – Book your ticket on Eventbrite

Curator: Annaëlle Winand (present at the screening)

More information: http://lelabo.ca/en/a-night-of-screening-traces-recollections-and-other-haunted-memories/

September – December 2018

La troisième langue / The Third Tongue

ARTISTS : Lise Beaudry, Louise Bourque, Denis Taman Bradette, Daniel Cockburn, Marie Dauverné, Jacquelyn Hébert, Jean-Marc Larivière, Maria Legault, and, Nadine Valcin
CURATOR: Carolina Reis
October 4 – December 12, 2018

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More info: http://lelabo.ca/en/the-third-tongue/


September 7 – December 12, 2018


Le Labo, in partnership with YYZ Artists’ Outlet, has the great pleasure to co-present the  » Toronto’. Trialogue «  exhibition by Abenaki artist Simon M. Benedict, Ilnu artist Sonia Robertson and Wendat curator Guy Sioui Durand.

EXHIBITION LOCATION : YYZ Artists’ Outlet, #140-401 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON , M5V 3A8

More info: http://lelabo.ca/en/toronto-trialogue-exhibition/

 May 2018

Doors Open presented by Great Gulf : Francophone Film Screenings prsented by CinéFranco and Le Labo

Saturday May 26 and Sunday May 27 2018, screenings at 12:30PM and 3PM

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Location: Collège Boréal, 1 Yonge Street – 3rd Floor (near Yonge St. / Queens Quay E.)
Nearest TTC Stop: Union Station
Price: Free and open to all

More info: http://lelabo.ca/en/doors-open-presented-by-great-gulf-film-screening-by-cinefranco-and-le-labo/

EXHIBITION: Saturday April 28 – Saturday May 12, 2018

Sanguine et terres brulées / Blood Ties, Scorched Earth
Maryse Arseneault

Le Labo presents the exhibition « Sanguine et terres brulées / Blood Ties, Scorched Earth » by Maryse Arseneault during the 2018 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

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Exhibition Hours :
9 AM – 5 PM (Monday – Friday)
12 PM – 5 PM (Saturdays)

LOCATION: Studio 277 – 401 Richmond St W M5V 1Y9


APRIL 2018

Saturday April 28th, 2018 from 4 PM – 6 PM

Sanguine et terres brulées / 
Blood Ties, Scorched Earth
Maryse Arseneault

Le Labo is excited to present the exhibition « Sanguine et terres brulées / Blood Ties, Scorched Earth » by Maryse Arseneault during the 2018 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

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Exhibition Dates: Saturday April 28 – Saturday May 12, 2018

Exhibition Hours : 9 AM – 5 PM (Monday – Friday) and 12 PM – 5 PM (Saturdays)
LOCATION: Studio 277 – 401 Richmond St W M5V 1Y9


« Djamilia » by Aminatou Echard, CO-PRESENTATION with the IMAGES FESTIVAL

DATE: Friday, April 20 at 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.  

PRICE: $15 general admission, $10 (students, seniors, underemployed)
ONLINE TICKETS: https://goo.gl/9cj1SR

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Centring Kyrgyz women’s voices, Djamilia traces the influence of Chinghiz Aitmatov’s 1958 novel of the same title, whose protagonist broke societal norms for female conduct, inspiring generations of women to follow their own desires and ambitions. Exquisitely shot on Super 8, the film is composed of portraits of women of all ages in intimate settings—around kitchen tables, in gardens, in parks, and across diverse Kyrgyz landscapes—each reflecting on traumas resulting from the practices of child marriage and bride kidnapping. Despite recent criminalization, these practices remain common, with nearly a third of Kyrgyz girls and women being forced into marriage against their will. The film transports us to a region rarely represented in the media, and shares these women’s experiences of selfhood and identity. Djamilia invites women to reflect on their lives, their roles in society, and their expectations for change.*** Aminatou Echard will be in attendance.

MORE INFO: http://lelabo.ca/en/aminatou-echards-film-djamilia-co-presentation-with-the-images-festival/


« ISHYAKA : la volonté de vivre » by Joseph Bitamba
Mardi 17 avril 2018 à 18 h 00

Lieu : Salle Beeton, Bibliothèque de référence de Toronto, 789 rue Yonge, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
Prix : Gratuit
Limited seating, please RSVP here :


Le Labo is excited to announce a screening of Joseph Bitamba’s documentary « ISHYAKA : la volonté de vivre » at the Toronto Reference Library. This film examines the remarkable reconciliation process for the victimes and the executioners of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The screening of Bitamba’s documentary will be followed by a moderated discussion.

Find out more:

MARCH 2018

Labyrinthes: Virtual Reality Artist Residencies in collaboration with the National Film Board

Le Labo is excited to welcome two Artists in Residence for the development of virtual reality projects in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada. Artist presentations will take place on March 3 and March 10, 2018. More info to below.


Residency dates and public presentations:

1)  Virtual reality creative residency with Jean Marc Larivière 
Dates: February 26 to March 3 2018

Artist Talk with Jean Marc Larivière
Date: Saturday, March 3 from 3PM-5PM
Location : Le Labo, Studio 277 – 401 Richmond St. W. , Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8
Price : Free + open to everyone

2) Virtual reality creative residency withChris LeBlanc

Dates: March 5 – 10, 2018

Soirée de projections et présentations par Chris LeBlanc et Luc Bourdon
Date: Saturday, March 10 from 6:30PM – 8:30 PM
*** For Labo Members Only

More info: http://lelabo.ca/fr/residence-3d-interactif-avec-loffice-national-du-film/

Le Labo reserves the right to cancel all workshops within a minimum of 7 days before the date of the event if the minimum number of attendees required is not achieved.




DATE : Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2PM

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Artist Talk with Maryse Arseneault, Le Labo’s professional artist in residence
with Marcel Grimard

Date: Saturday, February 10 at 2 pm
Location : Le Labo, Studio 277 – 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8
Price: FREE and Open to everyone
Find out more: http://lelabo.ca/en/maryse-arsenault-2018-professional-artist-in-residence/


MARYSE ARSENAULT : 2018 Artist in Residence
Residency Dates : January 15 to February 15

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Le Labo is very pleased to welcome MARYSE ARSENAULT, a multidisciplinary Acadian artist and the first artist in residence at le Labo for the year 2018. Arsenault will be in Toronto for one month, from January 15 to February 15. There will be many occasions to meet the artist during the time of her residence at Le Labo. More information to come !