Joëlle Villeneuve



Based between Sudbury, ON and Montréal, QC, Joëlle Villeneuve’s practice is focused on our symbiotic environmental relationships; within linguistic, cultural, and visual landscapes. 

Growing up in a small francophone community in Northern Ontario,  questions of embodied culture and collective memory have been a constant in her life. Inspired by her personal struggles with connecting to and discerning her emotional body, photography is used as a tool in her practice to study the traces left by the contexts in which we find ourselves. 

Focusing on the material image, Villeneuve questions how who we are and what we see is based on the histories that inform our surroundings.


2023                   BFA: Studio Arts, Major in Photography, Minor in Anthropology, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada.

2017 - 2018        BFA: New Media, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, ON, Canada.


2023                  Projet :: Son, curated by the Gallerie du Nouvel Ontario, Gallerie du Nouvel Ontario, 27 rue Larch, Sudbury, ON P3E 1B7

2023                  Regarde!, curated by Jacques Bellavance and Chih-Chien Wang, Ontario Est street, Montreal, Canada.

2023                  Renewal, curated by the Concordia Photo Collective curatorial team, Espace Loüable, Montréal, QC, Canada.

2022                  Avant que tout ne disparaisse, commissioned by Chih-Chien Wang, Maison de la culture Janine-Sutto, Montréal, QC,Canada.


2023                 Concordia Photo Collective

                          Member and event coordinator, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada.

2016                  Slagado Youth Collective

                         — Videography workshop leader, La Slague, Sudbury, ON, Canada.


2020 – 2024     Big in the Garden (record label)

                          Project Coordinator, Digital Content Manager, Graphic Designer.

2021                 Perdre by Jules et ses pilules

                         — Graphic designer and artistic director for album design.

2020                  Sunny Soul by Endrick & the Sandwiches

                         — Graphic designer and artistic director for album design and promotional content.

                         — Video editor for accompanying music video.

2020                  Les étoiles sont steady by Guillaume Aubertin

                          Graphic designer for album and booklet design.

2019                  Nostalgia and Other Fantasies by Aaron Dolman

                         — Graphic designer and artistic co-director for album design and promotional content.

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