AddOn is a non-competitive, anonymous, photographic exhibition curated by Charles McKean and Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig. One of the core events of Head On Photo Festival, AddOn showcases a diverse range of square images, taken by a range of photographers spanning professionals, artists, enthusiasts, celebrities and politicians. The above image is from an ongoing series of portraits Pierre is producing featuring Carnaval participants as they prepare to enter Rio’s Sambadrome.
Festival Hub, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia, 2019
In May 2019 Pierre participated in the annual AddOn group show in Sydney, Australia. This exhibition, which took place at Festival Hub Paddington, was part of Head On Photo Festival 2019.
Kindred at Connections Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 2017
Kindred/Apparentés is a group portrait exhibition printed entirely using permanent processes. Each photographer submitted an image of someone within their community that they admire, accompanied by a description of their relationship to their subject. Kindred/Apparentés will be popping up for two days in Montreal at Écomusée du fier monde, opening on Oct. 20, 2017. The exhibition then moves to Connections Gallery in Toronto (Nov. 1–29).
Image: Mannequin, Byblos market, Lebanon, 2015
Festival Hub Central, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia, 2016
In May 2016 Pierre participated in the AddOn group show in Sydney, Australia. This exhibition, which took place at Festival Hub Central, was part of the Head On Photo Festival 2016.
Exhibition at Arbor Gallery, Vankleek Hill, Canada, 2015
Pierre’s recent exhibition entitled Role-Play: Performances and Beliefs put the spotlight on four bodies of work: Personae, Viernes Santo, Ōmihachiman no Hi-Matsuri Festival and Eitaro. This exhibition was curated by Karl-Gilbert Murray and took place from Jul. 15 to Aug. 23, 2015.
Mascarade at the Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Rivière-du-Loup, Canada, 2014
Pierre exhibited a selection of works from his Personae series at the Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Rivière-du-Loup, from Oct. 26, 2014 to Jan. 4, 2015. This group exhibition included artists Janet Werner, Marianne Pon-Layus and Geneviève Lapierre, and was curated by Rébecca Hamilton.
Personae book launch and exhibition at Gallery 115, Ottawa, Canada, 2014
Pierre launched his Personae monograph at the University of Ottawa’s Gallery 115 in Feb. 2014.
Sur(face) at Espace 6, Art Mûr, Montreal, Canada, 2011
Pierre exhibited a selection of the works he produced during his Conseil des arts et des Lettres du Québec studio residency in Mexico City. This exhibition, which ran from Sep. to Oct. 2011, also included recent works from his Personae series.
Artist Talk, Sydney, Australia, 2020
The artist talk which Pierre gave as part of the 2020 Head On Photo Festival is now available on YouTube.
Image: Wigstock, New York City, 1993
Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia, 2020
In May 2020 Pierre exhibited images from his Wigstock series. For four consecutive years (1992 to 1995) Pierre documented Wigstock in New York City, capturing drag and disguise in all its multifaceted forms. This exhibition was selected as a featured solo exhibition of Head On photo festival, and was originally to show at Gaffa Gallery in Sydney. Though the festival took place after moving online, the gallery show was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Image: Installation view of Pierre’s triptych ‘Shinya at Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo, 2018
Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Yekaterinburg, Russia, 2018
In 2018, Pierre participated in a group show entitled Face 2.0 at the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fines Arts, in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Curated by Andrey Martinov, this group show featured contemporary interpretations of the portrait genre. Face 2.0 brought together 13 photographers from around the globe, working in a variety of techniques, who explore themes such as: identity, globalization, spirituality, consumerism, and gender issues. This exhibition was the second part of an exhibition called The Face: Portrait Evolution in Photography that was shown in museums and galleries in Russia, Italy, the USA, Germany, France, and Japan from 2010 to 2015.
Image: Los Hermanos Miranda, Mexico City, 2010
Festival Hub Central, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia, 2017
In May 2017 Pierre participated in the AddOn group show in Sydney, Australia. As written on the Head On web site: "AddOn is a non-competitive, anonymous, photographic exhibition curated by Charles McKean and Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig. AddOn showcases images by professionals, artists, enthusiasts, celebrities and politicians. Shown without title or photographer credits, viewers interpret the images for what they are and bring their own meanings to them."
Beirut Art Residency, Beirut, Lebanon, 2015
In 2015, Pierre participated in a six-week residency at Beirut Art Residency (BAR) in Beirut, Lebanon. Pierre was at BAR working on various portrait projects. The residency culminated with an exhibition of works in progress. To watch a video featuring Pierre and the other two artists in residence, click here.
Image: Japanese Rocker, Yoyogi Park, 2014
The Depot Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2015
In May 2015 Pierre participated in the AddOn group show in Sydney, Australia. This exhibition, which took place at the Depot Gallery, was part of the Head On Photo Festival 2015.
Exhibition at Gaffa Creative Precinct, Sydney, Australia, 2014
Pierre exhibited 20 works from his Personae series in May 2014. The show was a featured exhibition of Head On Photo Festival.
Personae book launch and exhibition at FOFA Gallery, Montreal, Canada, 2012
Pierre launched his Personae monograph at Concordia University in Sep. 2012. A selection of images from two bodies of work - Clothes Minded and Personae - were exhibited in FOFA’s York Corridor Vitrines.