Artists talk – Mouna Karray and Valérian Mazataud

Artists talk
Wednesday, May 24th 2017, 5:30pm to 8:00pm

On Wednesday, May 24 at 5:30pm, come and meet the artists Mouna Karray and Valerian Mazataud. Following their residence at DAÏMÔN, they will share their research results with you.

Mouna Karray, photographer based in Paris, will present her work in progress, Les patrons de ma mère (My mother’s patterns). During her residence, Mouna Karray has revisited her family archives through a photographic work she has been doing on her mother since 2004.
With her mother’s sewing patterns as a common thread to discuss her emancipation , the artist brings together fragments of memory to tell the story of her life.

Valerian Mazataud, a documentary photographer based in Montreal, will evoke the evolution of his career and his artistic approach. First a photojournalist interested in international news, he gradually developed a documentary look before questioning the role and nature of his medium to integrate conceptual elements. Mainly interested in the issues of immigration and identity, he is now wondering about the best way to cohabit these different universes that inhabit it, in a coherent way.
Valérian will also present the exhibition that will take place from may 26 to July 6 at Art-image et espace Odyssée.

DAÏMON thanks the Quebec Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts and the City of Gatineau for their support.

The STO buses 20, 21, 25, 26, 35, 38, 100 and 400 all stop at the Montcalm Rapibus station at the corner of Montcalm and Hanson.


Born in 1970 in Sfax, Tunisia, Mouna Karray studied art and culture in Tunis before moving to Tokyo to complete an MA specialising in photography at the Tokyo Institute of Polytechnics and Arts in 2002. Currently living and working between Paris and Sfax, Karray merges socio-political themes with personal experience to explore constructions of identity and memory.

Valerian Mazataud is a freelance documentary photographer based in Montreal, Canada. He has a strong focus on immigration and natural resources.A self taught photographer since 2009, he owns a Msc in agronomy with a specialty in marine biology. He has worked on projects in the Middle-East, Africa, or Latin America.He is represented by Studio Hans Lucas in France. His images have been published in Le Monde, der Spiegel, Le point, Telerama or Liberation. He has also contributed to TV5, Radio-Canada, Le Devoir, La Presse, The Walrus, Chatelaine, Oxfam and Handicap International.