Biography

Margot Chambon is an independent curator. Her approach to Art History includes critical theory writing and more specifically a feminist intersectional stance. She focuses on women in art, the importance of representation, postcolonial theory, contemporary art, Italian Renaissance, curatorial practices in museums and non-profit organizations, using various media namely through painting and photography. With a focus on portraits especially, Margot Chambon pays specific attention to contemporary art as a witness to past and ongoing issues and events. Her upbringing living in diverse cultural contexts, in Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, and now Canada have given her a unique lens that she uses to re-evaluate the field of art history. Being in contact with a diversity of countries and cultures, photography quickly became a medium to approach and get closer to people. As a photographer, Margot Chambon explores her own identity through selfportraits. Her practice comprises mainly of portraits and she loves close ups on the eyes, hands, facial expressions to capture a glimpse of people’s personalities and stories. She is also fascinated with urban landscapes because her training in art history has taught her to visually identify her surroundings. Skyscrapers and buildings are ideal to visually train the eye and to do so as one can fragment them into lines, geometrical figures while paying attention to the specific colors or lighting of the landscape. She envisions the landscapes that she shoots as puzzles which also tell stories about the city and its inhabitants.