“christian barré is especially known for his interventions in public space. his work, which most often uses strategies related to systems of mass communications, makes the city his framework for observation and analysis. more specifically, he uses and twists the use of communicational models in order to intervene in social and political realms. with an emphasis on the social function of art, barré seeks to infiltrate unknown worlds that involve intimacy, proximity and people’s private lives. his goal is, to a certain extent, to effect the insertion of ordinary people and society’s rejects into the social fabric.” — réal lussierpdf
since 2001, he has participated in montreal mois de la photo, montreal biennial and territoires urbains at the montreal museum of contemporary art in 2005. he has made residencies around quebec province at the bande video, centre sagamie, production center daimon, then at the kultuuritehas polymer mtü in estonia.