Dominique Allard

Author / Summer 2013

To Make the Improbable


Dominique Allard (born in Aylmer in 1981) is a doctoral student in art history at Université du Québec à Montréal, a writer, and a lecturer at Université de Sherbrooke. In her research, she investigates the intersection among art, science, and nature in art practices that explore terrestrial and interstellar space. In her thesis, she focuses on visual models of knowledge inspired by nature as they appear in contemporary art and in art-history discourse. As a scholarly research assistant since 2008, she has contributed to analyzing strategies for reinterpretation of historical events in contemporary art and their heuristic function. She is the recipient of a Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et Culture grant. She lives and works in Montreal.