Myriam Jacob-Allard is an interdisciplinary artist who works primarily with video, performance, craft and installation. Her practice focuses on Quebecois pop culture, particularly on country-western culture, which occupies an important place in her maternal family. Drawing on collected testimonials and stories as well as on country-western iconography, songs and myths, Myriam Jacob-Allard’s work reflects on matrilineal transmission, memory and forgetfulness.
Her work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions as well as in festivals across Canada, Europe and South America. Recent screenings of her work include: The International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rencontres Internationales Traverse, and recent exhibitions include: T’envoler at Dazibao (2019), Once Upon a Time… The Western: A New Frontier in Art and Film at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (2017-2018) and The Grand Balcony at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal in the context of the Biennale de Montréal (2016-2017). In 2015 Myriam Jacob-Allard was awarded the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art, and recently she received the Quebec Studio in Paris Grant for a six months residency in 2021 at La Cité internationale des Arts of Paris.