Jocelyn Robert

L’il y a, 2016-2017

Video projection

The video L’il y a is a self-portrait by artist Jocelyn Robert, in which other faces from various digital image banks slowly accumulate. In the context of the countless representations inundating our real and virtual worlds, the work questions the ways in which identity is constructed and transformed.


A co-presentation of Manif d’art and Avatar.

Assistant editor: Nathalie LeBlanc

Manif d’art and Avatar would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts, the Séminaire de Québec and the Hôtel Le Germain Québec.


Blind facade of the Séminaire de Québec

1, rue des Remparts
Quebec city


February 17 to March 5
On view in the evening

© Jocelyn Robert, L’il y a, 2016-2017. Photo: Renaud Philippe / KAHEM 2017


Jocelyn Robert

(Quebec City, Canada)

Jocelyn Robert has a degree in architecture from Université Laval and a master’s degree in visual arts from Stanford University. His work has been shown in many solo and group exhibitions around the world. The artist has also staged several concerts and performances both in Canada and abroad. He is one of the founders of the Méduse cooperative and the Avatar artists’ centre in Quebec City. His works are in private and public collections and in particular those of the Musée des beaux-arts de Nantes and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. He is currently director of the Art School at Université Laval.