April 27 – June 11, 2022
Opening reception: Saturday April 30th, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Renée Condo: Sisip-Sipu
Galerie Laroche/Joncas
Satellite space organized by Galerie Laroche/Joncas
La Biennale d’art contemporain autochtone (BACA) – 6ème édition

Galerie Laroche/Joncas
372 Ste-Catherine O. #410
Tiohtià:ke / Mooniyang / Montreal, QC, H3B 1A2

On the summer of my 12th year, I started and stopped the rain at will. I did this on numerous occasions, and every time I made the request, the sky complied. I wouldn’t say that I was surprised. I had such a confidence at that age. But I did feel grateful and delighted. I was often in the presence of my childhood best friend. I tested my ability on a sunny day, clear sky, and I was able to bring in the rain. After my 12th year, I never attempted to call the rain again. I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to recreate the phenomenon, and that would mean that it didn’t truly happen.

Four to five years ago, while working in the old port of Montreal, I encountered a situation where I felt safe enough to test this power once again. I felt safe because I had a good relationship with my colleague Patrick. I felt safe enough to accept failure. That morning I got a ride to work with a large painting that I had to bring to school in the early afternoon; I was also a student. It started raining heavily, and when we looked at the weather forecast for the day, it was heavy rains at 100%, hour after hour, late into the evening. Patrick teased me about my predicament. Since the mood was playful, I said to him, “Oh yeah, well when I was 12, I stopped and started the rain at will”. I recounted the story in a way that implied that of course this must have been a peculiar coincidence, an anomaly. We both laughed at the idea. And then he challenged me: “Ok Renée, get the rain to stop!” Since it seemed so unlikely, and I felt that there wouldn’t be a real expectation that I would stop it, I decided to give it a try. I placed myself in front of the large window and sent out my request. I repeated the request a few times in between taking calls, Patrick reminding me along the way that the outcome was not looking good. Just before 1:00, as I was leaving work, I laughed with Patrick as we looked outside at the rain, or I should say non-rain. It had halted, in its place a dense mist. He couldn’t believe it. I made my way to school under the cease-rain, and minutes after I entered my destination, the rain started pouring down. I texted Patrick to let him know that I had made it, and that the rain just started back up. I still don’t know what he really thinks of the incident. I felt grateful. I haven’t made another request since.


Sunday, May 1, 2022, from 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m
Land Back Opening ceremony
Place du Canada
1010, rue de la Gauchetière Ouest
Tiohtià:ke / Montreal (QC)

Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts
April 28 – June 26, 2022
Opening: Thursday April 28, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
241 Rue Dufferin, Sherbrooke, QC

Maison des Jésuites de Sillery
From May 4 to December 11, 2022
2320 Chemin du Foulon, Quebec, QC

Quai 5160 – Maison de la culture de Verdun
May 7 – July 3, 2022
5160 Bd LaSalle, Verdun, QC

Art Mûr 
May 7 – June 18, 2022
Opening: Saturday May 7, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
5826 St-Hubert, Montreal, QC

Stewart Hall Art Gallery
May 7 – June 19, 2022
Opening: Sunday May 8, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
176 Bord-du-Lac, Pointe-Claire, QC

La Guilde
May 19 – July 10, 2022
Opening: Thursday May 19, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
1356 West Sherbrooke st, Montreal, QC

McCord Museum
June 2 – 5, 2022 : Film screening
Sky Hopinka, In Dreams and Autumn (2021)
690 West Sherbrooke st, Montreal, QC

Expression – Centre d’exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe
November 4 – December 23, 2022
495 Avenue Saint-Simon, Saint-Hyacinthe, QC


She:kon – BACA Space for Emerging Art
Alexis Gros-Louis, Önenha’; Wen’wa’ / [Superimpositions]
Curator: Terry Randy Awashish
May 7 – June 18, 2022
5826, St-Hubert, Montreal, QC

daphne art center
Suzanne Morissette, translations
May 7 – June 18, 2022
5842, St-Hubert, Montreal, QC

Renée Condo, Sisip-Sipu
April 27 – June 4, 2022
372 Ste-Catherine W, suite 410, Montreal, QC