Christian Giroux | College of Arts

Christian Giroux

Professor, Studio Art
School of Fine Art and Music
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 x56853
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Christian Giroux has been making art with Daniel Young since 2002. They produce sculpture, public art and film installations. Their work is the product of an ongoing conversation concerning the modernity of the mid-century, the production of space and the built environment. Young and Giroux rework modernist forms of abstraction using consumer goods and industrial prototyping methods, construction systems and componentry to produce sculptural objects that partake in architectural discourse. Their film works constitute a form of research on sculptural form in the built environment from the architectural to the domestic scale.

Young & Giroux won the 2011 Sobey Art Award. The artists’ have had solo exhibitions at the Carleton University Art Gallery (2013); the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal (2011); the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge (2010); Mercer Union, Toronto (2010); and have been included in group exhibitions at THe National Gallery of Canada (2012); the Akademie der Kunst, Berlin (2010); the EXiS festival Seoul, South Korea (2009); the Museum Fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany (2009); and the Power Plant, Toronto (2006). Their commissioned Projects include: Nyctophilia, City of Toronto (2012); Interregnum: Corner Displacement for John Andrews, University of Toronto Scarborough (2011); Infrastructure Canada, Oakville Galleries, Oakville (2012-2010); and Reticulated Gambol (2008), Lee Centre Park, City of Toronto.

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