Artist’s statement

My artistic approach is based on an exploration of the plasticity of images and meaning. After working primarily in video art, I am now attempting to take the image from the frame of the screen and reinsert it into the material world, into physical space. Using self-representation and the performing body, my work thus examines notions of corporality. Defining myself as a post-punk artist, I am interested in both the form of my created objects and their conceptual implications. Drawn to the philosophy of Philippe Nassif, I try to assume the “posture of the inveterate player, who connects the simulacrum with authenticity.”


Born in Rimouski (Québec, Canada) in 1971, Sébastien Pesot completed a Bachelor’s degree in art history at the Université de Montréal in 1996 and a Master’s degree at the École des arts visuels de Montréal (UQAM), in 2000. Until the end of May 2019, a solo exhibition presents his work at MACBSP. In 2015, his solo work has been featured at the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, at the Cultural House of Plateau Mont-Royal and at Dominique Bouffard Gallery. Earlier, he did exhibit at the Frontenac Cultural Center in Montreal (2013), et the Joyce Yahouda Gallery (2012), at Slash-tmp in Berlin (2010), at the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides in St-Jérôme (2010), Au Lieu in Quebec City (2009) and the Côte-des-Neiges Cultural Center in Montreal (2008), among others. After a decade as a drummer in various punk rock bands, Pesot produced several experimental videos which have been screened in twenty different countries. Since then he has mainly been producing audio-video installations, while continuing to work on photography and performance art. He presently resides in the Eastern Townships, where he teaches at the Université de Sherbrooke.

Curriculum Vitae.pdf          Press kit.pdf (14 Mo)