Marianne Desrochers

Art historian


Marianne Desrochers is an art historian. She is interested in First Nations artists decolonization and resistance strategies while focusing on practices that challenge political, economic, media and symbolic powers of Eurocentric and patriarchal societies. She participated in the writing of the collective Créativités autochtones actuelles en Kébeq (1), through which she inscribes contemporary First Nations works as paradigms of transformation, decolonization and healing. In 2018, in collaboration with La Cenne general management, a cultural organization located in the heart of Villeray neighbourhood, Marianne founded the Galerie perchée, a permanent exhibition space that contributes to the cultural development of artists who question social issues and contemporary art. Since 2016, she has been actively involved in the visual art community, such as the artist-run center Diagonale, Galerie de l’UQAM and, since 2018, as executive assistant at Galerie B-312.


Marianne Desrochers lives and works in Montreal. She holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in art history from Université de Montréal. Her thesis La réponse à la Loi sur les Indiens dans les insoumissions performatives de Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Teharihulen Michel Savard et Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui (2016) received a mention of excellence. Marianne Desrochers is a member of the board of directors of Espace culturel La Cenne and she is a member of the Equity and Diversity Committee of the Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec (RCAAQ). 


¹ Marianne Desrochers (Forthcoming). « L’appropriation sans l’assimilation : une histoire autochtone des rapports entre sociétés et arts », in Louise Vigneault (dir.) Créativités autochtones actuelles en Kébeq, Montreal : Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal.