Antoine Lortie is one of the most provocative living artists – always experimenting and expanding artistic boundaries. Lortie’s interest lies in the connections between the system we inhabit – political, cultural and social. Working with photography, video, sculpture, painting, mass media, and virtual technologies, he champions hybridization through changing identities, and examines the polemics that arise in the field of art, politics, sociology, and religion. Antoine has dedicated his career to rebirth and self-invention, Princess Institunia, his digital twin.
B. 1989, Québec. Antoine Lortie received his BFA at Laval University in 2013 and a MFA in painting with honors at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels in 2016. He currently lives and works in Québec, Montréal and Toronto. His work is part of several private collections in France, in England, Belgium and Canada. Recent museum acquisition includes Néréide (Ornement), 2019 at the collection MNBAQ.