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1987Master of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montréal
Solo/Duo Exhibitions & Projections (Selection)
2021Becoming Photography, an exhibition in two venues: Expression, Saint-Hyacinthe, QC & Plein sud, Longueuil, QC (publication)
2020After & On Photography, Espaces F, Matane, QC
2015The Photographer Galerie Le Réverbère, Lyon, France
Before the Camera, CLAMP, New York
Before Photography, Galerie de l’Etrave, Thonon-les-Bains, France
2014Chuck’s Home Movies & MOVIE/MUSIC (in collaboration with Bill Parsons), DAÏMÕN, Gatineau, QC
2013Before Photography, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton
2012Before Photography, Festival Images, Vevey, Switzerland
Memory Believes & MOVIE/MUSIC (in collaboration with Bill Parsons), Occurrence, Montréal
Before Photography, “Montréal en tournée:” the exhibition tours 6 cultural centres in Montréal (Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, L’Entrepôt, Maison de la culture et communautaire de Montréal-Nord, Centre culturel de Dorval, Galerie Port-Maurice, Maison de la culture Frontenac) in 2011 and 2012. Tour organized by Dazibao and Conseil des arts de Montréal
2010Before Photography, Centre VU, Québec
Before Photography, Dazibao, centre de photographies actuelles, Montréal
2006Crime Scenes (in collaboration with Bill Parsons), Le Festival International de Jazz de Montréal at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, Montréal
2005Translating Grace (in collaboration with Bill Parsons), Rosedale United Church, Toronto
2003InSiteOut, (in collaboration with Sylvie Cotton), Dazibao, centre de photographies actuelles, Montréal
1999Moving Images (in collaboration with Bill Parsons), Music Gallery, Toronto
1997Je ne suis pas... (in collaboration with Gilbert Boyer), Galerie Michèle Chomette, Paris
1996Before the Camera, Galerie Barbara Farber, Amsterdam
Sighting the Male, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton
Psychoanalysis (in collaboration with Bill Parsons), Galerie 101, Ottawa
Psychoanalysis (in collaboration with Bill Parsons), Galerie Vox, Montréal
1995Before the Camera, Centre VU, Québec
1994Before the Camera, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (now part of the National Gallery of Canada), Ottawa
1995Before the Camera, Artspeak, Vancouver
Easy Targets, Exposure Photographic Gallery, Vancouver
1992Easy Targets, Exit Gallery, Reno, NV
Before the Camera, Galerie 101, Ottawa
After the Masters, Houston Center for Photography, Houston
Easy Targets, Hamilton Artists Inc, Hamilton, ON
Cibles Faciles, Centre VU, Québec
1991Easy Targets, Arcadia Gallery, Toronto
Easy Targets, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton
Easy Targets, Floating Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1990Easy Targets, XChanges, Victoria, BC
Extended Portraits, Galerie Photo-Vidéo l'espace f, Rimouski, QC
Easy Targets, Neutral Ground, Regina, SK
Easy Targets, Galerie 101, Ottawa
1989Extended Portraits, Nova Scotia Photo Co-op, Halifax
1988Memory Works, Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto
Extended Portraits & The Mission of Photography..., Axe Neo-7, Hull, QC
Extended Portraits, Center Eye Gallery, Calgary, AB
Extended Portraits, Galerie Séquence, Jonquière, QC
Extended Portraits, Centre VU, Québec
1986Extended Portraits, Galerie Bourget, Montréal
1985Nudes, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton
1981Portraits, Galerie Dazibao, Montréal
Portraits, Critical Eye Gallery, Hatley, QC
Group Exhibitions, Video Projections, Web Projects, etc. (Selection)
2023Le Parcours photographique, 41st International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul
Performing the PhotoBook, Derby Museum and Art Gallery (part of the PhotoBook Market in the FORMAT International Photography Festival), Derby U.K
Convergences, Plein sud, Longueuil, QC
2021Expected: Clandestine – The Human Body in Focus, Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen, Netherlands
2017The Most Beautiful Part, Museo de Arte Moderno, in the framework of the FotoMéxico biennale, Mexico City (catalogue)
Documentar, contar, mentir, El Museo de la Cancilleria, Mexico City
Documentar, contar, mentir, Ex-Convento del Carmen, Guadalajara
Documentar, contar, mentir, Centro Cultural Clavijero, Morelia
Celebrating the voice (in collaboration with Bill Parsons), Arraymusic Studio, Toronto
2016The Photographer, Festival International du Film sur l’Art, Montréal at presented at Centre Phi, Montréal
2015Percepciones: Hombre y Mujer en la historia de la fotographia, Fondación Canal, Madrid (catalogue)
Money, Les Nuits Photographiques, Pavillon Carré de Baudouin, Paris (catalogue)
2014Performance: Contemporary Photography from the Douglas Nielsen Collection, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
2013The Gender Show, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY (catalogue)
2006Silver, Houston Center for Photography, Houston
2005Edward Weston: Perspectives on Collections, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY (catalogue)
2004Les 20 ans du CIAC, La Biennale de Montréal, Montréal (catalogue)
2003essence/image, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON
200220th Anniversary Exhibit, Houston Center for Photography, Houston
2001and then we take berlin, Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener, ON
Disclosures, Calvin College Center Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
1999Dock Innocence (in collaboration with Bill Parsons), Moving Pictures Festival of Dance on Film & Video, Toronto
Desert Drive (in collaboration with Bill Parsons), Antimatter Festival of Underground Short Film & Video, Victoria, BC
Untitled (in collaboration with D. Kimm), Espace Tangente, Montréal
The Full Monty, Houk Gallery, New York
FiXions : 5 photoromans sur le Web (in collaboration with Michel Lefebvre), Agence TOPO, Montréal
1998Play It Again, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Amsterdam (catalogue)
Recycling Art History, Pittsburgh Arts Center, Pittsburgh (catalogue)
1997Promote/Exhibit/Document, Galerie 101, Ottawa
Utopia/Dystopia, Floating Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
Fun With Dick and Jane, Clement Gallery, Toledo, OH
1996Les cent jours d'art contemporain, Centre international d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal
Photography Room, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta
Prospect 96 – Photography in Contemporary Art, Schirn Kunsthalle & Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (catalogue)
Photography in the 1990s, Wright State University Art Gallery, Dayton, OH (catalogue)
1995Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures IX, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
The Pressing of Flesh, Gallery 44 & Gallery TPW, Toronto (catalogue)
1994The Body / Le Corps, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin (catalogue)
The Body / Le Corps, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany (catalogue)
1993The Pressing of Flesh, Floating Gallery, Winnipeg, MB (catalogue)
Interior Dialogues, Pyramid Art Center, Rochester, NY
1992Phototropism, New Works Gallery, Chicago
Politics of Gender, Niagara Artists Centre, St. Catharines, ON
Body Takes, Gallery TPW, Toronto (catalogue)
Rated X, Neikrug Photographica, New York
1989Canadian Photographers, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest & Bányászati Múzeum, Sopron, Hungary
1988Untitled, Galerie Dazibao, Montréal
1987Latent Images, Gallery 44, Toronto
1986Photoperspectives ‘86, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, BC (catalogue)
1985Nudité et Sexualité en Photographie, Galerie Dazibao, Montréal
Portraits, Galerie Articule, Montréal
1984Le Portrait, Consejo Mexicano de Fotografia, Tehuantepec, Mexico - Exhibit toured Mexico in 1984
1983Portraits, Espace OVO, Montréal
1981End of Tale, Galerie Yvon Lavoie, Montréal
Bibliography (Selection)
2023Alasdair Foster, “In Photography,” Interview on Talking Pictures website, Brisbane, Australia
2022Joan Fontcuberta, “Que penserait Walter Benjamin de Photoshop ?” Manifeste pour une poste-photographie, Actes Sud, Arles, France, 2022, p.16-17.
Christina Natlacen, “Chuck Samuels: Becoming Photography,” EIKON International Magazine for Photography and Media Art, #118, Vienna, 2022, p.86.
Carole Coen, “Huitième art en « je »,” Fisheye Magazine , No. 51, Paris, January-February 2022, p. 110-111.
Ulrich Rüter, “Chuck Samuels: Becoming Photography,” Leica Fotografie International , 1.2022, Hamburg, January 2022, p. 112.
2021Chuck Samuels, Becoming Photography, publication with texts by Joan Fontcuberta & Mona Hakim, co-edited by Kerber Verlag, Berlin, Expression, Saint-Hyacinthe & Plein Sud, Longueuil, 2021
Syvain Campeau, “Chuck Samuels. Devenir la photographie,” Ciel variable , no. 118, Automne/Fall 2021, p. 93 - 94.
Charlotte Doyen, “Oeuvre de septembre,” Musée de la Photographie website, Charleroi, September 1, 2021, n.p.
Robert Enright, “The Man with the Moving Camera,” Border Crossings, Vol. 40, No. 2, Issue 157, August 2021, p. 100-111.
Gabrielle Sarthou, “Devenir la photographie. Chuck Samuels,” Espace art actuel, No. 129, Automne/Fall 2021, p. 109.
Sevia Pellissier, “Chuck Samuels. Devenir la photographie,” Vie des arts, No. 263, Vol. LXVI, Montréal, Été 2021, p. 89.
Joan Fontcuberta, “Històries i contrahistòries,” El món d’ahir, No. 19, Barcelona, Summer 2021, p. 50-69.
Donald Bracket, “How to Throw Your Voice Visually: Becoming Photography,” Critics At Large (criticsatlarge.ca), May 26, 2021, n.p.
Jérome Delgado, “Tête de star,” Le Devoir (Le D Magazine), April 17, 2021, p. 23.
Christian Gattinoni, “Portrait de l’homme photographique dans l’histoir de ses chef-d’oeuvres,” LaCritique.org, 24 mars, n.p. 2021
2020Sevia Pellissier, “Loose Canon; Chuck Samuels, On Photography,” vuphoto.org, June 4, 2020, n.p.
2018Ann Thomas, “Conversations in Time,” The Extended Moment , ed. Ann Thomas, Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada, 5 Continents Editions, Milan, 2018, p. 26 - 47.
2017James Oles, “Beautiful Parts,” The Most Beautiful Part, ed. James Oles, Mexico City, 2017, p. 18 - 35 & 146 - 147.
2015Francisco Carpio, “En Busca des Hemisferio Perdidio,” Percepciones: Hombre y Mujer en la historia de la fotographia, ed. Fondación Canal, Madrid, 2015, p. 21 – 37.
Jules Roeser, “L’Oeil du photographe,” LeMauvaisCoton.fr, July 30, 2015, n.p.
Christian Gattinoni, “Chuck Samuels rentre dans l’histoire,” LaCritique.org, May 29, 2015, n.p.
Vince Aletti, “Chuck Samuels,” The New Yorker, March 16, 2015, p. 6.
Loring Knoblauch, “Chuck Samuels: Before the Camera @Clampart,” Collector Daily.com, March 20, 2015, n.p.
Ed Barnas, “Second-Hand Nudes,” The New York Photo Review.com, March 19, 2015, n.p.
Julie Grahame, “Chuck Samuels: Before the Camera,” aCurator.com, March 24, 2015, n.p.
Ellyn Kail, “Male Photographer Plays the Part of Famous Female Nudes from Art History” feature shot.com, March 27, 2015, n.p.
2014Philipp Dominik Keidl, “Flickering Memories: Chuck Samuels and Mike Hoolboom,” Global Engagements in Contemporary Canadian Art, ed. Loren Lerner, p. 329-39. Montreal: Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art Academy, 2014, Web
2013Sylvain Campeau, “Irrépressible tentation,” Before Photography Feuillet, Latitute 53, Edmonton, n.p.
Kerri Macdonald, “Examining Identity, Gender Image by Gender Image,” Lens (New York Times Blog), June 13, 2013
Jules Arbec, “Chuck Samuels: Auto-Bio-Photographie,” Vie des arts, no. 230, Printemps 2013, p. 72-73
2012Javier Ugarte Torras, “Yasumasa Morimura, un Crisol Cultural,” Info-arte, Revista digital Web site, Madrid, n.p.
2011Jacques Doyon, “Narrative Series,” Ciel variable, no. 87, January – May, 2011, p. 10, p. 3.
2010Jean Gagnon, “Les identités faux fillées de Chuck,” Before Photography Feuillet, Centre Vu, Québec, n.p.
Virginie Doré Lemonde, “Chuck Samuels,” Ciel variable, no. 85, May – September 2010, p.68-69.
Nicolas Mavrikakis, “Photos d’identité,” Voir Montréal, 29/01/2010, p. 33.
Jérôme Delgado, Quelques vérités photograpiques, Le Devoir, Les samedi 23 et dimanche 24 janvier, 2010 p. E-9.
2009Sylvain Campeau, “Apparaître et Leurrer,” PROTÉE, Vol. 37, No. 1 Chicoutimi, QC, p. 47 – 58.
2008Thierry Gervais & Gaëlle Morel, La Photographie, Larousse, Paris, p. 229
Sylvie Parent, 10 ans/years agence topo, Agence TOPO, Montréal, p. 8
2006Pere Formiguera, "It’s Such a Beautiful Photograph it Looks like a Photograph,” EXIT Magazine, “REMAKES,” No. 21, February, Madrid, p.62 – 67.
2005Alison Nordström, "Weston & the Post-Modernists” Image, the Magazine of George Eastman House, Vol. 43, No. 1, Spring 2005, p. 16-21.
Sylvain Campeau, "Autoportraits dans la photographie canadienne contemporaine,” CV Ciel Variable, No. 67, June 2005, p. 35.
2004Céline Mayrand, "Se révéler, disparaître," AUTOPORTRAITS dans photographie canadienne contemporaine, ed. André Gilbert, Éditions J'ai VU, Québec, p. 36 - 42.
Ellen Corin, "Au-delà du miroir, l'échappée du regard," AUTOPORTRAITS dans photographie canadienne contemporaine, p. 64 - 73.
2003Penny Cousineau-Levine, Faking Death: Canadian Art Photography and the Canadian Imagination, McGill-Queen’s University Press, Montréal, p.72 & 175.
2001Nina Levitt, "Before the Camera - An Essay on the Works of Chuck Samuels," function, Vol. 3, 2001, Toronto, p. 26 - 28.
1999Frédérique Doyon, "Poésie nomade," La Presse, September 24, 1999, Montréal, p. B5.
Vince Aletti, "Short List," Village Voice, August 10, 1999, New York, p. 89.
Will Straw, "Psychoanalysis," image/duration Catalogue, ed. Tim Dallet, Gallery 101 Publication, Ottawa, p. 35-44.
1998Linda Roodenburg, "Humor, ironie en perfectie," Play It Again Catalogue, Praemium Erasmianum,Amsterdam, p. 16-19.
Deborah Bright, “Introduction,” The Passionate Camera, ed. Deborah Bright, Routledge, NY, p. 297.
Vicky A. Clark, “Recycling Art History,” Recycling Art History Catalogue, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, p.12-13.
1996Jennifer Couëlle, “Chuck Samuels,” CVphoto Contemporary Photography, No. 37, Winter 1996, Montréal, p. 33.
Bernard Lamarche, “Les corps étrangers,” Le Devoir, October 27, 1996, Montréal, p. D8.
Margareta Friesen, “Prospect 96: Photographie in der Gegenwartskunst,” Camera Austria, No. 55/1996, Graz, Austria, p. 68-70.
Peter Weiermair, “Introduction,” Prospect 96 - Photography In Contemporary Art, Edition Stemmle, Zurich, March 1996, p. 10-14.
Von Konstanze Crwell, “Im Zitat des Zitats rückt die Fotografie von der Wirklichkeit ab” Art ds Kunstmagazin, Vol. 3, 1996, p. 94 – 97.
1995Debbie O'Rourke, “The Pressing of Flesh,” Artword, Fall 1995, p. 8-11.
Robin Laurence, “Singing the Body Eclectic,” Border Crossings, Vol. 14, No. 2, April 1995, p. 62-65.
Nina Levitt, “Chuck Samuels - Before the Camera,” Before the Camera Feuillet, Centre Vu, Québec, n.p.
1994Hans-Micheal Herzog, “The Body / Le Corps,” The Body / Le Corps, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, p. 6-15.
Peter Weiermair, “Brian Piitz, Chuck Samuels, Evergon, Jean-Jacques Ringuette,” The Body / Le Corps, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, p. 36-43.
1993Monika Gagnon, “Body Takes,” C Magazine, No. 36, Winter 1993, p. 60-61.
Lisa Mark, “Curator's Statement,” The Pressing of Flesh Catalogue, Floating Gallery Winnipeg, MB, n.p.
1992Nina Levitt, “Body Takes,” Body Takes Catalogue, Toronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto, n.p.
Images Published (a selection of images published without text that are not mentioned in the bibliography)
2019The Book of Images, ed. Stefano Stoll, Images Vevey & Koenig Books, London, p. 269.
2018Photograph, Vol. 15, No. 4, March/April 2018, New York, p. 53.
2017Latitudes, FOTOMÉXICO, Festival Internacional de Fotografia 2017, Mexico City, p. 64.
2016EXIT Magazine, No 64, December 2016, Madrid, p. 116 – 125.
KATALOG - Journal of Photography & Video, vol. 27, no.2, 2016, Kerteminde, Denmark, p. 16 – 23.
2015Money, Les Nuits Photographiques, Paris, p. 79 & 80.
2013Ciel variable, No. 94, Spring – Summer, 2013, Montréal, p. 62 – 63 (in collaboration with Gabor Szilasi)
2006Carte Blanche, Magenta Foundation, Toronto, p. 110.
2004Les 20 ans du CIAC, , ed. Colette Tougas, Centre international d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, p.183.
NAKED, ed. Lars Oscenda, Feierabend Verlag Publishers, Berlin, p. 228 & 229.
2003Blind Date, CD-ROM by Sylvie Cotton & Chuck Samuels, Dazibao, Montréal.
2002Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art, http://ccca.concordia.ca/start.html?languagePref=en&
2001Ecce Homo, Vertigo Publishers, Barcelona, p.126 -131.
Musée virtuel de la photographie québécoise, http://www.vox.com.
2000Nerve / The New Nude, ed. Genevieve Field, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, p. 111-112.
1999Nerve, web magazine, December 24 & October 8, www.nerve.com.
1998American Photography 14, Amilus, Inc., Hong Kong, p. 216-217.
Musée virtuel de la photographie québécoise, CD-ROM, Vox Populi, Montréal.
1997Aperture, “Dark Days: Mystery, Murder, Mayhem,” No. 149, New York, p. 56-57.
Photographers Encyclopaedia International: 1839 to the Present, Book & CD-ROM, Hermance, Switzerland.
Spot, Vol. XVI, No. 2, Fall, Houston, Cover.
1995Photography in the 1990's: Fifty Portfolios, CD-ROM, Wright State University, Dayton.
1994exposure, “Sex Wars: Photography on the Frontlines,” Vol. 29, No. 2/3, Dallas, Cover & p. 10 - 11.
1993Libido, Vol. 5, No. 1, Chicago, Cover & p. 24 - 29.
Magazine OVO, “Portraits,” No. 50, Montréal, p. 26.
1992Rampike, Vol. 7, No. 3, Toronto, p. 34.
1981Magazine OVO, “Photographie et littérature,” No. 44/45, Montréal, n.p.
Texts Written by the Artist
2021Chuck Samuels, “Scabs, Runny Noses & Wardrobe Malfunctions,” Ciel variable, No. 116, January 2021, Montréal, p. 95-98.
2018Chuck Samuels, “La Parte Má Bella: The Nude in Photography History,” L'oeil de la photographie.com, January 12, 2018, n.p.
2015Chuck Samuels, “The Ventriloquist’s Dummy,” Ciel variable, no. 100, Spring – Summer, 2015, Montréal, p. 22 – 31.
2011Chuck Samuels, “The Figure of the Photographer,” Ciel variable, no. 87, January – May, 2011, p. 30 – 38.
2005Chuck Samuels, “É bom ter senso du humor: A Misguided Tour of the FOTO ARTE 2004 Photography Festival,” MIX, Tenth Anniversary Double Decker Issue, 2005, p56 – 61 & 110 - 111.
1987Chuck Samuels, “Men, Women & Photography,” Women and Men: Interdisciplinary Readings on Gender, ed. Greta Hofmann-Nemiroff, Toronto, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1987, p. 454-469.
1985Chuck Samuels, “Supportive, Exploitative, Appropriative? Five Male Photographers Approach ‘Women’s Issues,’” Fuse, Vol. VIII, No. 6, Spring 1985, p. 29-34.
1984Chuck Samuels and Moïra Egan, “Les refugiées indochinoises,” (an exhibit by Claire Beaugrand-Champagne at Galerie Powerhouse, Montréal), Vanguard, Vol. 12, No. 10, Dec. 1983/Jan 1984, p. 44-45.
2024Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Creation Grant
202341st International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul, Production Residency
2021Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Travel Grant
Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Abroad Program Travel Grant
Chuck Samuels: Becoming Photography short-listed for the 21|22 Deutscher Fotobuch Preis (German Photo Book Award)
2019Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Research & Creation Grant
Customized Residency Project at L’imprimerie centre d’artistes
2017Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Promotion Grant and Travel Grant
2015Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant
Résidence, programme Recherche et création à DAÏMÕN
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, 2 Travel Grants
Société de développement des entrprises culturelles du Québec, Programme d’aide aux artistes en arts visuels
2014Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Research & Creation Grant
2012Résidence, programme Recherche et création à DAÏMÕN
2011Conseil des arts de Montréal, Programme Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée
2002Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant
2000Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Research & Creation Grant
1997Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Travel Grant
1994Canada Council for the Arts, Short Term Grant
1991Canada Council for the Arts, Project Cost Grant
1987Canada Council for the Arts, Project Cost Grant
2013Cinémathèque québécoise, Montréal
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
2012Le Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec: Collection Prêt d’oeuvres d’art, Québec
2011George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY
2009La Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium
1995National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1993La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
1985 - PresentVarious private collections in Amsterdam, Arlington (MA), Atlanta, Berkeley, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, Kamouraska (QC), Longueuil (QC), Los Angeles, Mexico City, Montréal, Reno (NV), San Francisco, Taos (NM), Toronto and Tucson (AZ).