Chantal Hassard (b.1994) is a Canadian artist and filmmaker. Her work explores critical countercultures through interactive painting and research into the implications of social resistance today. Her work is currently interrogating the relationship between an artwork, the artist and it’s viewer which she sees in parallel with policy, law and the body politic. Her recent artworks cover subjects as diverse as the use of paintbombs as activist objects by the Amsterdam Squatter’s Movement to the transdividual perspective which views the psychological sense of self as extending beyond the individual to encompass wider aspects of humankind.
Hassard held her first solo exhibition of participatory paintings I am You as You are Me in 2018 at Northern Contemporary, Toronto. The series has since been included at interactive art festivals in Toronto and New York, incorporated into Broadleaf Theatre’s production of the Chemical Valley Project and showcased during a Rising Youth event at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Hassard graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Visual Studies from the University of Toronto (CA). She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in the field of Artistic Research at the University of Amsterdam (NL).