2020 festival programming

The 12th edition of the LatinArte Festival

September 5 - October 31

During its 12th edition, the LatinArte Festival promotes the vibrant Presence of Latin American artists in Quebec in different formats. This edition of the festival presents, through different mediums and angles, an emergence that aims to open up physical and virtual spaces to explore decentralized experiences of creation and collective learning in a time of major social transformations.

The Festival provides a showcase for multiple forms of presence —physical and virtual, in real-time and interactive— in Montreal's art scene in the digital age. These forms of interaction and visions seek to decompartmentalize the interpretations and narratives of the artistic production of exchanges from the South up North, beyond borders.

This edition of the Festival highlights the pressing need to create community networks and innovative ways of communication that promote the diffusion of the works of art, resilience and collective creativity.



Honored Discipline



Présence | Décloisonner le regard

Contemporary art

Laura Barron, Maria Ezcurra, Milton Riaño and Sergio Clavijo

(Curator: Mariza Rosales Argonza)

Salle de diffusion de Parc-Extension
421, rue Saint-Roch, Montréal
Métro Parc

From September 5 to November 1, 2020

The Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension borough invites the public to visit the group exhibition Présence | Décloisonner le regard. This exhibition offers an incursion into the creative universe of Milton Riaño, Maria Ezcurra, Laura Barrón and Sergio Clavijo, under the direction of curator Mariza Rosales Argonza.
This edition is an opportunity for LatinArte to highlight the dynamic presence of Latin American artists in Quebec, as well as the multidisciplinary nature of their practices. The exhibition aims to offer a new perspective on the multiplicity of interpretations and to encourage exchanges between artistic productions from the South and the North.
Digital installation, monumental sculpture, photographic art and organic art; these mediums emphasize the notion of presence, both physical and virtual. This edition highlights the pressing need to create community networks and modes of communication that promote the diffusion of works of art, resilience and collective creativity.
Echoing the concept of presence and exchange of this exposition at Parc-Extension's exhibit room, a work by artist Sergio Clavijo will be displayed in the entrance hall of the House of culture Claude-Léveillée, in order to create links between these two places of cultural diffusion within the borough.

Saturdays Cinema


Marvick Núñez, Vinicius Toro, Flavio Pedota, Christian de la Cortina and Jayro Bustamante

(Curator: Darien S. Nicolas)

Virtual room

Saturdays October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 - 5 p.m.

In its 12th edition, the LatinArte Festival highlights the recent audiovisual contributions of Latin American artists. With a special emphasis on creators from the Latin American diaspora in Montréal, the cinema program offers a diverse selection of the audiovisual universe of the peoples of this region and their diasporas in Canada. The curatorship sought to explore the appropriation of mainstream film genres by Latin American filmmakers to engage with their political realities and comment on subjects as diverse as the indigenous struggles for recognition and their rights to land, children's rights and their universe, the experiences of the Latin American diaspora and the persistent criminalization of Latin Americans in North America, the celebration of Latin American traditions and imaginaries, etc.
The selected films constitute a mosaic of gazes, landscapes, voices and peoples that attempt to capture the infinite richness of present-day Latin American film history and its geography, including places such as Brazil, Mexico, Quebec and Cuba, amongst others.

All screenings will be followed by a meeting with the directors.
To obtain the virtual projection code, register at: info@latinarte.ca

La liga de los 5

La liga de los 5

Marvick Núñez, Mexico, 2020
Saturday October 3, 5 p.m.


Vinicius Toro, Brazil, 2018
Saturday October 10, 5 p.m.


Flavio Pedota, Venezuela, 2019
Saturday October 17, 5 p.m.
Generation Wolf

Generation Wolf

Christian de la Cortina, Quebec, 2016
Saturday October 24, 5 p.m.
Sur les toits Havane

Sur les toits Havane

Pedro Ruiz, Quebec, 2018
Saturday October 31, 5 p.m.

Colloquium of the Americas


Dr. Géneviève Dorais (UQAM), Dr Zaira Zarza (UDEM), Vinicius Toro and Frantz Voltaire

(Curators:Mariza Rosales Argonza & Darien S. Nicolas)

Virtual room

Friday October 16 - 5 p.m.

The Colloquium of the Americas will present the analysis of the characteristics of Quebec, particularly of the city of Montreal, as a formal and discursive substance in the cinematographic works produced by artists of Latin American origin. In partnership with Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema-GEM Lab and CIDIHCA as part of the Latin American Heritage Month in Montreal.

Bohemian night

Poetry / Video

Poets: David Hoyos, Omar Alexis Ramos, Camila Forteza, Leslie Piché et Marie-Chloé Duval
Videographers: Edson Javier Rogil, Carla Alvarado, Marie-Chloé Duval, Alex Mahutte et Julia Duranleau

(Curators: Angel Mota - Poetry & Darien S. Nicolas - Video)

Virtual room

Friday October 31 - 7 p.m.

The LatinArte Festival, in partnership with Concordia University, has invited poets and video directors to a co-creation activity to contribute to the knowledge and integration of the different cultures that meet in Montreal. Under the theme Portraits of life, they paired 5 poems with 5 videos, in Spanish and French. Each word and visual creation explores what makes us multiple subjects, as a consequence of diverse experiences such as exile, travel, migration, encounter with the other, discovery, drama, love or trauma. An initiative that immerses us in intercultural dialogue, among the arts, and invites us to meditate on the complexity of our lives and what makes us who we are.

The Great Marathon

Latin talent

Live virtual room

Friday October 30 - 8 p.m. to Saturday October 31 - 9 p.m.

To commemorate its 12th year, the LatinArte Festival celebrates live the event Great Marathon of arts, featuring artists of Latin American origin living in Montreal, artists of other origins that by Latin American culture, and Latin American artists from other Canadian cities. 24 hours of Latin American talent!

October 30 8pm LatinArte - Introduction to the Great Marathon
October 30 9pm Barbara Ruiz
October 30 10pm Ana Maria del Valle
October 30 11pm Bumaranga
October 31 12am Felipe Nadeau
October 31 1am Vladimir Valiente
October 31 2am Giselle Ruiz
October 31 3am José Arteaga
October 31 4am Jonathan Cortes
October 31 5am Erika Goyeneche
October 31 6am Luisa Montes
October 31 7am Marco Antonio Diaz Padilla
October 31 8am Luis Cabanzo
October 31 9am Mireya Bayancela
October 31 10am Amanda Tovalin
October 31 11am Juan David Padilla
October 31 1pm Mauricio Tamayo
October 31 2pm Maria Butchart
October 31 3pm Mateo Casis
October 31 5pm - 7pm Sábado de cine - Sur les toits Havane
October 31 7pm - 9pm Nuit Bohème