Biography

Sabrina Ratté (Canada, 1982) is a Montreal based visual artist, mainly working in the field of video. Her work proposes different visits inside architectural environments and landscapes generated by electronic signals. Her practice is also inspired by the relationship between electronic music and the video image, and she often collaborates with musicians for single-channel pieces as well as in live settings.

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DATE EDUCATION
2012 Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, MFA Film Production
2011 Université Paris 8, Paris, France, Master Cinema
2005 Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, BFA Film Production
DATE SOLO + TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2016 Lieux-Dits, Solo Exhibition, Curators: Sharsten Plenge & Paul Young, Young Project Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Common Areas: Perspectives, Commissaire: Megan Steinman, Dolby Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016 Atonal Festival, Video Installation, Berlin, Germany
2016 Escales, Video installation, Montreal Digital Art Biennal, Société des Art Technologiques, Montreal
2016 Laffy Maffei Gallery, Other Spaces, collaboration w/ Brenna Murphy, Pulse Art Fair NYC
2015 KuenstlerhausBethanien, Phantom Horizon, Window Display, Berlin, Germany
2015 SurabhiGhosh et Sabrina Ratté, DitchProjects, Springfield, Oregon
2015 Like Water Like Love, Felicia Atkinson & Sabrina Ratté, KRETS Gallery, Malmö, Sueden
2013 Le Révélateur + Sabrina Ratté large scale presentation, The Winnipeg Art Gallery
2011 Activated Memory, bubblebyte.org; Online
DATE RESIDENCIES / GRANTS
2016 Residency at Le Château Éphémère, Paris France
2016 Residency at Montevideo Center, w/ Marie Brassard, Marseille, France
2015 Research and Development Grant, Canada Art Council
2014 EMPAC w/ Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Troy, NY
2013 The fabrik Potsdam, w/ Marie Brassard, Sarah William, Jackie Gallant, Germany 
2012 Fonderie Darling, w/ Marie Brassard, Sarah William, Jackie Gallant, Montreal, Canada
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DATE EDUCATION
2012 Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, MFA Film Production
2011 Université Paris 8, Paris, France, Master Cinema
2005 Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, BFA Film Production
DATE SOLO + TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2016 Lieux-Dits, Solo Exhibition, Curators: Sharsten Plenge & Paul Young, Young Project Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Common Areas: Perspectives, Commissaire: Megan Steinman, Dolby Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016 Atonal Festival, Video Installation, Berlin, Germany
2016 Escales, Video installation, Montreal Digital Art Biennal, Société des Art Technologiques, Montreal
2016 Laffy Maffei Gallery, Other Spaces, collaboration w/ Brenna Murphy, Pulse Art Fair NYC
2015 KuenstlerhausBethanien, Phantom Horizon, Window Display, Berlin, Germany
2015 Surabhi Ghosh et Sabrina Ratté, Ditch Projects, Springfield, Oregon
2015 Like Water Like Love, Felicia Atkinson & Sabrina Ratté, KRETS Gallery, Malmö, Sueden
2013 Le Révélateur + Sabrina Ratté large scale presentation, The Winnipeg Art Gallery
2011 Activated Memory, bubblebyte.org; Online
DATE RESIDENCIES / GRANTS
2016 Residency at Le Château Éphémère, Paris France
2016 Residency at Montevideo Center, w/ Marie Brassard, Marseille, France
2015 Research and Development Grant, Canada Art Council
2014 EMPAC w/ Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Troy, NY
2013 The fabrik Potsdam, w/ Marie Brassard, Sarah William, Jackie Gallant, Germany 
2012 Fonderie Darling, w/ Marie Brassard, Sarah William, Jackie Gallant, Montreal, Canada
DATE COMMISSIONS
2016 Le Cercle 9th anniversary, Quebec City, Canada
2016 Toronto Animated Image Society, The Frame is the Keyframe: Frame Anomalies, Toronto
2015 Ways of Something, Curator: Lorna Mills, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, NL
2015 Abysses comissioned by Electric Objects, Curator: ZoëSalditch, New York
2014 SleepParalysis, documentary film by Rodney Ascher, Los Angeles, CA (Visual effects)
2014 Broadway Augmented, Curator: Rachel Clarke, Sacramento, CA (augmented reality piece)
2014 Plaid, Wallet, Warp Records, (Music video)
2013 Longueurs d'ondes, for the 50 years of video art, Commissioned by CQAM
2013 Tim Hecker, Black Refraction, Kranky Records (Music video)
2013 TNZR053 : Gisèle Ricard, Électroaccoustique,1980-1987, (Image for the LP)
2012 The Auroratone Project, Commissioned by Pop Montréal, curator: Kier-La Janisse
2011 Rhizome.org, The Download Program, Curator: ZoëSalditch
DATE ARTIST TALKS / WORKSHOPS
2016 CalArts, Los Angeles CA, USA
2016 ELEKTRA 17-International Marketplace for Digital Art (IMDA), 10th edition, Montreal, Canada
2015 KIKK Festival, Namur, Brussels
2015 Conversations at the Edge, Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago Il, USA
2015 Rencontre avec Sabrina Ratté – vidéo analogique en direct, Société des Arts Technologiques, Montréal
2015 Artist talk, Resonate’15, BelgradSerbia
2014 When is cinema?: Dominic Gagnon, Sabrina Ratté, Vincent Morisset, Concordia Film Festival
2014 Sabrina Ratté Artist Talk + Workshop, The Academy of Art Video Art, IMCA, Concordia University, Montréal Qc
2013 La création a/v en quête de sens et d’impact, modératrice: Cheryl Sim, MUTEK_IMG, Centre PHI, Montréal Qc 
2013 VJ Showcase, MUTEK_IMG, Centre PHI, Montréal Qc 
2013 Broadway Augmented, modératrice: Rachel Clarke, CCAS Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento, CA
2013 Artist talk, Send & Receive Festival, Winnipeg, MA
2013 Présentation d’artiste, Centre Daïmôn, Gatineau, Qc
DATE SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS / SCREENINGS
2016 Immeuble-Villas II, Standard Vision Showcase, Los Angeles CA
2016 PHI Center, Redbull Music Academy Montréal, Qc
2016 Glitch analogique du nord, Artists' Television Access, Curated by Rob Feulner, San Francisco, CA
2016 Future Projections : A Question of Re-entry, Curated by Ben Russell, MoogFest
2016 Digitra, Curated by Ennio Bianco, Treviso Ricerca Arte, Italy
2016 Digital Abstractions, HeK - Haus der elektronischenKünste, Basel
2016 The Domestic Promise Land, Curated by Zoe De Luca, Parasite2.0, Atelier Clerici, Milan Italy
2016 BrowsingBot, Installation by Anne Roquigny, Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS, Paris France
2016 Palace Film Festival 2016, Chicago. MI
2015 Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, the Broad Underground Film Series, Michigan State University, MI
2015 AT&T Performing Arts Center, Aurora 2015, Curated by Julia Kaganskiy, Dallas
2015 Portland Institute for ContemporaryArt’sannual Time Based Art Festival, Portland Oregon
2015 The New Black, Curator: Nora O’Murch, Resonate’15, Belgrad, Serbia
2015 Vivre, Curator: Frédéric Laffy, Le Musée Passager, Paris, France
2015 Souvenirs fromEarth, Curator: RiekoWhitfield, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2015 15 year anniversary of Tigersushi records, Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, France
2015 Cinema of Rods and Cones, Rotterdam International Film Festival 
2015 “EcstaticRealism", European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck, Germany
2015 Unfixed, New Painting, Arizona State University, Art Museum, Phoenix 
2014 Le 7ème anniversaire du Cercle, Curator: Caroline Simonis, Québec 
2014 Coded After Lovelace, Curator: Faith Holland & Nora O’ Murchú, Whitebox Art Center, NYC 
2014 BYOB GENEVA, Curator: Eva Papamargariti, Le Commun (BAC), Genève, Suisse
2014 Ann Harbor Film Festival, 52nd Festival, Ann Harbor, Michigan
2014 40 d'art vidéo au Québec, Cinémathèque Québécoise, Montreal Qc
2014 Different Domain, The Royal Standard Gallery & online, Liverpool, UK 
2014 The Free Screen at The TIFF Cinematheque, Curator: Chris Kennedy, Toronto,ON
2014 Sabrina Ratté Free Screening, Baltimore Alternative Art Fair, Baltimore, MD 
2013 PADDLES ON!, Digital Art Auction / Exhibition, Curator: Lindsay Howard, Phillips, NYC
2013 L'art vidéo célèbre ses 50 ans en 2013, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Montréal
2013 MYTHS OF THE NEAR FUTURE, Curator: Kier-La Janisse, Vidéographe, Montréal
2013 INNER LANDS, Filmhuis Den Haag, Curator: Manon Bovenkerk, The Hague, NL
2013 Notes on a New Nature: Place, Myth, and Memory, Arti et Amicitiae, Curator: Nicholas O’Brien, Amsterdam 
2013 Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party, SOMArts, Curator: Paul Baker, San Francisco 
2013 Glitch Genealogies, LEAP, Curators: Rosa Menkman & John McKiernan, Berlin
2013 Spectrum Shorts, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
2013 Decodeproject, Cargo Project Room, Rome, Italy 
2013 The Land Behind: Contemporary Abstract Videos, Curator: Solomon Nagler, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton 
2012 DINCA Vision Quest, Chicago
2012 Chimera Q.T.E., Cell Project Space, Curator: Attilia Fattori Franchini, London, UK
2012 IRL, TownhouseGallery, Curator:AniaSzremski, Cairo, Egypt
2012 Sabrina Ratté &Yoshi Sodeoka, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston
2012 Apocalypse Shift, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, Curator: Ian Daniel, New York
2012 Rojo Nova Festival, São Paulo, Curator: David QuilesGuilló, Brésil
2012 Urban Encounters: SightLine, Curators: Ivar Zeile & Ryan Pattie, Denver, Colorado
2011 Action! Part 2, GhostGallery, Curator: Christian Petersen. Seattle, WA.
2011 Festival des cinémas différents et expérimentaux de Paris
2011 Festival International du court-métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, France
2010 Les Rendez-vous du cinéma Québécois, Programme Art Vidéo, Montréal
2010 Special screening Sleep in the Gallery, Curated by Crys Cole, Winnipeg, MA.
2010 FAVA, Lumen 4,3,2,1, Curator: André Habib, Caraquet, NB. 
DATE SELECTED A/V PERFORMANCES
2016 Gray Area, San Francisco Cinematheque (w/ Le Révélateur)
2016 Mutek, FousekHansonTellier Craig, MontrealContemporary Art Museum
2016 Experimental Media Art Series, Curated by Greg Davis, Champlain College, Burlington VT, (w/ Le Révélateur)
2015 Serralves Foundation, Porto, Portugal (w/ Le Révélateur)
2015 Slick, Contemporary Art Fair, Audio / Visual Performance w/ Jean-BenoitDunckell, Paris
2015 RIXC FESTIVAL, Latvia (w/ Le Révélateur)
2015 Lampo, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago Il (w/ Le Révélateur)
2015 PleasureDome, Drake Hotel, Toronto (w/ Le Révélateur)
2015 Resonate’15, Belgrad, Serbia (w/ Le Révélateur)
2015 Sonic Acts, Paradiso, Amsterdam NL (w/ Le Révélateur)
2015 Satellites du Mois Multi, Le Cercle, Québec (w/ Le Révélateur)
2015 X+1, Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal Canada
2015 Mutek&Elektra Festivals present: Digital Quebec, BFI London, UK (w/ Le Révélateur)
2015 Ann Arbor Film Festival, 52nd Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan (w/ Le Révélateur)
2014 Performance Multimédia: Boyer, Ratté, Tellier-Craig, Truchy, Cinémathèque Québécoise, Montréal
2014 A/V Synthesis Workshop, Curator: Jodie Mack, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire (w/ Le Révélateur)
2014 Electronic Sound in a ShiftingLandscape, Curator: Steve Bates, Galerie Dazibao, Montréal (w/ Le Révélateur)
2014 Sight& Sound Festival, Eastern Bloc, École des Médias, Montréal, Qc (w/ Le Révélateur)
2014 DeepScreens, Femmes Branchées salon #100, Studio XX, Montréal Qc (w/ Le Révélateur)
2013 Mutek_IMG, PHI Center, Montréal Qc (w/ Le Révélateur)
2013 Les Nocturnes au MAC, Le Révélateur, Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal (w/ Le Révélateur)
2012 Mutek, A/Vision, Montréal, Mexico, Barcelona (w/ Le Révélateur)
2012 Espace détourné, Performance in situ w/ Magali Babin for the TV show "Rendez-vous" on Artv Channel, Ottawa
2011 Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival, Montreal, Canada (w/ Le Révélateur)
2011 JefreCantu-Ledesma& Le Révélateur, Ali FibGigs, Les Voûtes, Paris, France 
2010 On Land Festival, San Francisco, CA. USA (w/ Le Révélateur)
DATE PUBLICATIONS
2015 24 Images, dossier Son+Vision, Alexandre Fontaine Rousseau, (cover+interview)
2015 Incite, Walter Forsberg& John Klacsmann, # 6, Fall, (Cover)
2015 Musicworks Magazine, Greg J. Smith, (interview)
2015 Black Flash Magazine, Numéro 32.3, Stephen Broomer
2014 Visites Possibles SP048 - Publications Retrospective 2011 to 2014 -SHELTER PRESS
2013 Sleek, The New Romantics, Susanna Davis Crook, Printemps 2013
2013 Dazed&Confused, Vol. III.17, Janvier, UK
2012 Art Licks Magazine, Numéro 8, UK
2011 Cool Drool #1, Daniel Lopatin (Oneotrix Point Never), USA
2011 SOME MAGAZINE, Electric, Numéro 2, Automne 2011, Germany
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