Chantal Dumas

Chantal Dumas is a sound and radio artist, also doing projects with / for improvisaton. She has conceived and realized over 25 works for radio broadcast, in Canada and abroad.
Her work has received awards at the EAR competition (Hungary) as well as at the Phonurgia Nova International Competition in Radio Creation, France. In 2001, "The little man in the ear" was awarded the Phonurgia Nova Documentary prize, and in 2005, "Tanz" was nominated in the radio art category.

Her most recent work includes "Limbo" (7 min.), an art piece that was commissioned by the Sveriges Radio SRC, Sweden, 2005.

In 2004, Chantal Dumas presented the sound installation, "Montreal-Shanghai Bridge" at Matchmaking at Suzhou Creek organized by the Eastlink Gallery in Shanghai.
Chantal Dumas has been asked to conduct numerous workshops and she participates in a variety of collective projects. In May 2006, along with Isabelle Massu, she is presenting the workshop HAWABÉCÉDAIRE (a web project) for women with origins in the Magreb (Studio XX Mtl/Qc).
She is a participant artist in Montreal Sound Matter initiated by Francisco Lopez; MATRICULES du STUDIO XX (Mtl) and The Impossible Stairs (The Port of Montreal, 06). She also gave a conference at UQAM Video Class (2006).
In 2005 her work contributed to the lecture night at the Montreal International Literature Festival, (September); Our Frontiers, by Rose-Marie Goulet galerie dare-dare, Square Viger, Mtl/Qc (summer 05); The Projet ATLAS, a sound and visual installation by Christian Calon and Pascal Dufaux, which is now in current production; In 5 Movements, a totally improvisational spectacle by Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood with Marc Béland at the SAT Mtl, QC). She conducted additional workshops at UQAM art history department (2005), at Concordia University for the conference "In&out of the Studio" Montreal (2005) and at ‘’Full Moon Radio Camp” St-John’s, Newfoundland (2005).

Other improvisational projects include works with the Grand Orchestre d’Avatar, Aimé Dontigny, and Danielle Pélardy Roger; on the spectacle The Mystery of the White Wood with Geneviève Letarte (Théâtre la Chapelle, 2000);
She is currently working on an interactive performance piece dealing with body movement and sound.

Her work can be found on CD at 326 (France), AVATAR/Ohm Éditions (Quebec), and Nonsequitur (USA).

Chantal DUMAS lives and works in Montreal.

Sendungen im ORF KUNSTRADIO:
28. 05. 2006: Radio Roadmovie #3 CURATED BY Matt Smith: Riding along with Ferrari
05. 06. 2011: „Les petits riens / Kleine Nichtigkeiten“ 
03. 01. 2016: „86400 seconds - Time Zones“