Exciting changes are happening at La Centrale!

It is with mixed emotions that we announce Julia Piccolo and My-Van Dam’s departure from La Centrale. 

After three years as General Co-director & Communications and Public Engagement, Julia Piccolo will be moving on to pursue her research and artistic practice, in March. In May, My-Van Dam, General Co-director & Programming of four years, will leave La Centrale to pursue her artistic practice full-time. 

During their tenure as General Co-directors, Julia and My-Van were integral to the development of La Centrale’s artistic and organizational vision. With full hearts, we give thanks to Julia and My-Van for their dedication to imagining and nourishing a more sustainable future for the centre. There is no doubt that Julia and My-Van's impact on La Centrale will be felt for years to come. We wish them both success in their future endeavors.

While we are sad to say goodbye to two dear members of our team, we are excited to welcome this new period of transition. Stay tuned for our two next job offers!

— General Co-Director & Communications and Public Engagement

— General Co-Director & Programming

Photo: Tyra Maria Trono

My experience at La Centrale was very enriching and a learning curve. I am proud to have been able to contribute to the evolution of the centre over the past four years and to have put so much energy into equity and governance issues. It has been a real pleasure to collaborate with the members and artists who continue to make La Centrale a true pillar for feminist practices” My-Van Dam

My-Van Dam is a member of the collective CODE BLANC with Stanley Février and Maryam Izadifard. She is also a multidisciplinary artist based in Tiohtiá: ke / Mooniyang / Montreal. Her artistic practice focuses on the transmission of intergenerational trauma, memory and healing. She is particularly interested in the effects of traumatic events on our collective and individual memory and the ways in which trauma impacts our physical and psychological health, relationships and identity. Dam has presented her work at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée d'art Actuel/Department of Invisibles (MAADI), the Fondation Rad Hourani, Place-des-arts de Montréal, Projet Casa Gallery, the Festival Art Souterrain and ArtHelix Gallery in New York . www.myvandam.com

"My three years at La Centrale have been very rich in learning, sharing and beautiful encounters. I am particularly proud to have been able to contribute to La Centrale's work for equity by making communication a tool in this perspective. It has been an honor to be involved at La Centrale where artistic practices and feminist discourses are in dialogue at all levels of operation." Julia Piccolo

A graduate of the Beaux-Arts de Nantes and the EHESS  (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales), Julia Piccolo works from the links that unite textiles, decorative art, architecture and the digital in her artistic and research work. Her artistic practice is multidisciplinary, weaving together the histories of art and architecture as well as media theory and feminist thought. www.juliapiccolo.com