Leyla Majeri, Recipient of the Intersections Residency


May 25 2022


Recipient / Diversity



Leyla Majeri, lauréate de la résidence Intersections

The Conseil, OPTICA, a centre for contemporary art, and UQAM’s École des arts visuels et médiatiques (EAVM, school of visual and media arts) are pleased to announce the selection of Leyla Majeri as recipient of the 2022 Intersections research, creation and dissemination residency.

Leyla Majeri’s practice focuses on sculptural installation and experimental film animation, which she brings into relationship with the ecology of the material, the immaterial and the imagined. During this residency, she will turn her attention to fictional approaches in ethnography, speculative biology and intangible knowledge to develop a new sculptural and documentary corpus. Her work has been shown at the Centre CIRCA, the Galerie de l’UQAM, Arprim, Parisian Laundry, the Eastern Bloc, the PAVED Arts in Saskatoon and the Est-Nord-Est artist’s centre in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, where she also completed a residency.

About Intersections

The Intersections research, creation and production residency rewards immigrant (first- and second-generation) artists who belong to an ethnic or visible minority and have graduated from the EAVM master’s program.

Recipients receive access to:

  • a three-month research residency in the fall of 2022 at OPTICA, a centre for contemporary art, including a workspace and access to office equipment, archives and documentation
  • a creation and production studio, as well as access to the EAVM’s specialized technical workshops for one year
  • professional mentoring by OPTICA (30 hours) and the EAVM (30 hours), for a total of 60 hours
  • research grant (maximum $1,500)
  • fees for production ($3,000), exhibition ($2,120) and public presentation ($125)
  • dissemination or exhibition of the final project, as well as a public talk, in OPTICA’s program calendar in 2023

Need more information? Please visit the EAVM website.

The jury

Chaired by Mariza Rosales Argonza, Acting Project Manager – Cultural Diversity in the Arts, Council des arts de Montréal, the jury for this year’s residency was composed of Romeo Gongora, Professor, EAVM, Marie-Josée Lafortune, Director, OPTICA, a centre for contemporary art, and Ji-Yoon Han, Curator.