Isabelle Hayeur

Isabelle Hayeur was born in Montreal (Quebec) in 1969. She currently lives and works in Montreal. She holds a Bachelor’s (1996) and a Master’s (2002) degrees in Fine Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal. She is mostly known for her large-size photomontages, her videos and her site-specific installations. Her work is situated within a critical approach to the environment, urban development and to social conditions. She is particularly interested in the feelings of alienation, uprooting and dislocation. Her artworks have been shown in the context of numerous exhibitions and festivals. She has taken part in several important public showings, among others at the National Gallery of Canada, at the Musée d’art contemporain of Montreal, at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts (MassMoca), at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein in Berlin, at the Tampa Museum of Art, at the Musée national des Beaux-arts du Québec, at the Oakville Galleries and at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.

Artist Code: 979


Coal Spell

2020, 12:00 minutes, colour, no dialogue

Fragile Dream

2019, 20:00 minutes, colour, no dialogue


2019, 23:23 minutes, colour, no dialogue

Desert Shores

2016, 36:00 minutes, colour, no dialogue


2015, 03:00 minutes, no dialgoue

Silent Spring

2015, 18:45 minutes, colour, no dialogue


2015, 14:56 minutes, colour, no dialogue

Hybris / Hubris

2015, 15:15 minutes, no dialogue


2014, 09:50 minutes, no dialogue

La saison sombre (The Dark Season)

2014, 08:45 minutes, colour


2013, 14:45 minutes, colour


2013, 10:45 minutes, colour


2012, 10:45 minutes, colour, no dialogue


2012, 14:00 minutes, colour


2012, 10:45 minutes, colour

Private Views

2010, 08:17 minutes, colour

The Fire Theft

2010, 09:00 minutes, colour


2009, 08:30 minutes, colour, English

Losing Ground

2009, 13:00 minutes, colour


2000, 11:45 minutes, colour

Critical Writing

Awakening blurs distinction between film and photos
by Lehmann Henry. The Gazette, May 29, 2004.
Galerie Vox Awakening: Good Peeps
by Melora Koepke. Hour, 2004.
The Desert[ed]
by David Theodore. Canadian Architect, Nov. 2004.
Après la pluie, le désert fleurit
by Martine Rouleau. Vie des Arts, 2004, v. 49, no. 197.
Tranz<->Tech 1999 Catalogue
Toronto: Vtape, 1999.