Annie Thibault: La chambre des cultures, foraging in time and space

September 11 - December 3, 2017

Returning to the lab as a site for research and experimentation, Annie Thibault is artist-in-residence in a pilot project hosted by CUAG and the Department of Biology.

With the collaboration of Dr. Myron Smith, Professor in the Department of Biology, Thibault is cultivating Armillaria gallica and several other basidiomycota (filamentous fungi composed of hyphae).

Where Thibault has worked previously with mushrooms—the fruiting bodies of fungi—in this project she cultivates the organism’s fascinating underground mycelium network through which it shares information and nutrients.

Continuing her work in drawing, video, photography and installation, and merging exhibition, lab and studio, Thibault is working with this living organism as agent and material.

This exhibition won the “Exhibition of the Year (budget under $20,000, monographic)” award at the 41st annual Ontario Association of Art Galleries Awards in Toronto (2018).

Curated by

Heather Anderson

Artists in the exhibition

Annie Thibault


Generously supported by Dr. Myron Smith, Department of Biology, Carleton University