Currently based in Tiohtià:ke / Montréal, Francisco Gonzalez-Rosas is a performance and new media artist born in Chile. He holds a BA in Acting from Finis Terrae University, Santiago, Chile and a Master in Fine Arts in Intermedia, from Concordia University, Montreal. His work has been exhibited in Chile, China, Italy, UK, Poland, Czech Republic and the US. Francisco’s practice integrates performative strategies in the production of sound and image, performance, video and installation. Questions of representation, gender, race, sexuality, digital culture, image and technology are at the core of his work.

Gonzalez-Rosas’ first solo show “Techniques of the Narcissist” was presented as a multichannel video installation at Elektra Gallery, Montreal, in 2019. The video performance piece “Dating for Export” was recently acquired by the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal for its permanent collection. It was also presented at Poland (2019 Inout Festival, Gdansk), Italy (Group exhibition “Una Selfie Va Sepellira?”, Rome, 2017) and at the show “in præsentia/in absentia” special program of Fifa and Momenta Biennial, at Dazibao, Montreal, 2019. In 2017 he was part of the group show “Ignition 13”, at the Leonard & Bina Ellen, Montreal, with the video installation “Audiovisual Jungle: Latino Bodies & Exportation Fruit”. During 2014 and 2015 Francisco worked between Canada and Chile creating the audiovisual performance “Adolescent Sex”, presented in Videofag, Toronto, Rats9 Gallery, Montreal, Cultural Center of Spain, Santiago and at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Valdivia, Chile. His first works as a theatre and performance director, “Proyecto Él” and “Proyecto Ella”, were presented in different centres and events in Santiago and the short film “Los Tres Idiotas” was exhibited in Beijing, China, as part of the “Love Queer Cinema Week”, in October of 2015.

Current & up-coming:

“Proximity, Pleasure, Plasticity: Performance and Image”


April 2022

Montreal, QC, Canada

“PERF (Ré)agir / (Re)act, Performance Biennial”


September, 2021

Curated by Anna Khimasia & Thomas Grondin

Gatineau, QC, Canada

“Ne dis à personne ce qu’on fait quand je me sens seul.e”

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Salon des Émergents,  

Curated by Eunice Bélidor

April 28th – May 30th, 2021

Montreal, QC, Canada

“Measures of Motion”

Pleasure Dome

Curated by Jennifer Laiwint

May 26th – June 2nd (online)

Toronto, ON, Canada

SBC Gallery, Permeable Lines Residency

January 18th – March 6th, 2021

Montreal, QC, Canada