The virtual exhibition Intranarration, organized by the Montréal artist Surabhi Ghosh, was conceived as a bridge between the real and virtual worlds. Through this sometimes disconcerting experience, visitors can explore the worlds of artists who are experimenting with web art for the first time.


Intranarration tasked four artists invested in the meanings of materials with investigating the ostensibly immaterial: the internet. Creating art for the internet recontextualized their accustomed approaches to narrative, form, location, audience, and experience.
– Surabhi Ghosh

Intranarration, a MAC initiative, with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, was designed to be an opportunity for the participating artists to enhance their practice with new skills and to offer other artists a space for collaboration and co-creation.

Through the artworks in Intranarration, Surabhi Ghosh and the artists she invited –Amélie Bélanger, Juan Ortiz-Apuy, and kg – reflect on our place in the world, our relations with the objects that surround us, “making do,” and connections among our subjectivities. The components of their individual projects, borrowed from visual and material culture (trade, crafts, popular decorative arts, photo-reportages, comic books, animation, video games, bitmaps, and more), also feed into navigation of the site (by linking, weaving, coding, scrolling, sequencing, layering, and other transversal procedures). The history of trade, cultural exchanges, and industrialization are also present in the background, as are translation and transmission practices.

The translation of the text content of the works is available here.


The exhibition is curated by guest curator Surabhi Ghosh, artist and professor at Concordia University in Montréal.


Juan Ortiz-Apuy, Amélie Bélanger, kg and Surabhi Ghosh

Management and development, MAC

Mark Lanctôt, project management. Marjolaine Labelle, coordination and administration

Design and coding

Süpèr and Sujata

On the occasion of the launch of Intranarration, Conversations in Contemporary Art (CICA) presents an inaugural conference in the form of a conversation between the participating artists, moderated by Mark Lanctôt, Curator at the MAC. (In English)

Friday November 10 at 6:00 p.m.
Concordia University 
Visual Arts Building
1395 René Lévesque W.
Room 114 and on Zoom. 

The Intranarration microsite was initiated by the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) in 2022. Surabhi Ghosh and her team were responsible for its design and coordination, with the collaboration of MAC curator Mark Lanctôt.

The online project Intranarration was developed with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

The MAC expresses its thanks to the project’s participating artists, Amélie Bélanger, kg, Surabhi Ghosh, and Juan Ortiz-Apuy, and to the collaborators who contributed to its realisation: Medha Bhatt, Sujata, Süpèr, Shaya Ishaq, Naimah Amin, LittleBox.

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