Biography

Dil HildebrandDil Hildebrand is an artist living and working in Montreal, Canada. Hildebrand’s work has been shown internationally in such venues as the the National Art Museum of China, Beijing (2010); the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2012); Herron Galleries at University of Indiana, Indianapolis (2013); Choi&Lager Gallery, Cologne (2013); Union Gallery, London UK (2012&13); University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery, Winnipeg (2013); YYZ, Toronto (2011); Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal (2013); Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2014); AUT University Gallery, Auckland NZ (2007); and Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto (2006).

Hildebrand is an MFA graduate of Concordia University, Montreal and has been awarded a number of distinguished grants and awards including the International Residency at Acme Studios, London UK (2013); the Canada Council for the Arts (2010, 2014); the Banff Centre  Thematic Residency (2009); Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (2009) and was winner of the RBC National Painting Competition (2006).

His work has been collected by major public institutions throughout Canada, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Bank of the Canada Council, as well as numerous private and corporate collections throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.

Dil Hildebrand is represented by Pierre-Francois Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal.

Selected Works

Exhibitions

Dil Hildebrand

April 19 - May 28 - 2022

Dil Hildebrand “10 Year Survey”

Presenting Dil Hildebrand's first survey exhibit highlighting his innovative abstraction from the past 10 years. 

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Curriculum Vitae

Born

Winnipeg in 1974

Collections

National Art Gallery of Canada
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
Canada Council Art Bank
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Government of Canada

Various corporate and private collections in Canada, USA, and Europe

Solo Exhibitions

2022 Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON – solo

2019 You buy land, you buy stones; you buy meat, you buy bones; Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal

Dancing on the Grave: Dil Hildebrand & Patrick Thibert; Woodstock Art Gallery, Woodstock ON

2018 Dancing on the Grave: Dil Hildebrand & Patrick Thibert; Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington ON

2017 Bonavista Biennale 2017; Bonavista Peninsula, Newfoundland

Lorem Ipsum; C24 Gallery, New York USA – solo

E Unibus Pluram; Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal – solo

2016 It is a Complicated Business; Centre Space, Toronto – solo

Let No One Enter Who Does Not Know Geometry; Centre d’Exposition Plein Sud, Longueuil QC – solo

Whilst Hanging from a Round Planet; McClure Gallery, Montreal – solo

2015 A few good words that still work, and the tide; Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal – solo

2014 Grace of a Gesture: 50 Years of Reciprocity; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Young Canadian Painters; Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge ON

Land Reform(ed); Âjagemô Gallery, Ottawa ON

2013 And so on and so forth…; Centre Space, Toronto – solo

Shape Shifters; Herron Galleries, Indiana University, Indianapolis USA

Corner-Thru; Choi&Lager Gallery, Cologne, Germany

The Big Show; Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York USA

The Painting Project; curated by Louise Déry and Julie Bélisle, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal

Composition; Center for Academic Leadership, University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON

2012 Builders: Canadian Biennial; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa ON

Re-configuring Abstraction; School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB

Corner-Thru; Union Gallery, London UK

Back to the Drawing Board (Reprise); Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal – solo

2011 Between the Cracks: Picturing the Fourth Dimension; OBORO, Montreal

Back to the Drawing Board; YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto – solo

NO HORIZONS; The L.A. Pedestrians at Art Platform, Los Angeles CA

VOLTA NY, with Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, New York USA – solo

2010 The Fourth Beijing International Art Biennale; National Art Museum of China. Beijing, China

Peepshow; Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal – solo

2008 Ideas of Landscape / Landscape of Ideas 2; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Carte Blanche Vol. 2: Painting; curated by Clint Roenisch and David Liss, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto

Entrevoir; Galerie de l’UQAM. Curated by Louise Déry, Montreal

Long Drop: A Hanging; Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal – solo

2007 Snow Falls in the Mountains Without Wind; St. Paul St. Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Unique Viewpoints: Recent Work by Québec Artists; National Arts Centre, Ottawa ON

Dil Hildebrand; Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal – solo

2006 Ignition; curated by Michèle Thériault, Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery, Montreal

RBC Canadian Painting Competition Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; Musée d’art contemporain, Montreal; Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

Education & Residencies

2013 Residency, Acme Studios, London UK

2009 Thematic Residency, “Why Are Conceptual Artists Painting Again? Because They Think

It’s a Good Idea”, directed by Jan Verwoert. Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff AB

2008 Master of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal QC

1998 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal QC

1994-95 Painting, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB

Publications

2016 “Let No One Enter Who Does Not Know Geometry”, with essay by Robert Enright. Éditions Plein Sud

2010 “Long Drop: The Paintings of Dil Hildebrand”, with essays by Louise Déry and Richard Rhodes. Anteism Press

Public Lectures & Presentations

2017 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), Halifax NS – Public lecture, followed by graduate and undergraduate student studio visits

2017 Concordia University, Montreal QC – Presentation of Research on Alternative Methods & Materials in Painting.

2016 McClure Gallery, Montreal QC – Public lecture

2016 Concordia University, Montreal QC – Presentation of Research on Alternative Methods & Materials in Painting.

2015 Concordia University, Montreal QC – Presentation of Research on Alternative Methods & Materials in Painting.

2015 Séminarts, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal – Public lecture

2014 Dawson College, Montreal QC – Public lecture as part of S.P.A.C.E Annual Lecture Series and Exhibition

2014 Séminarts, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal – Public lecture

2013 Concordia University, Montreal QC – Public lecture & graduate student studio visits

2012 University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON – Public lecture & graduate student studio visits

2011 UQAM (ICI Conference), Montreal QC – Public lecture

2010 Séminarts, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal – Public lecture

2009 Séminarts, Stephen R. Bronfman Foundation and the SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art – Public lecture

2009 Banff Centre for the Arts, Presentation as part of residency Why Are Conceptual Artists

Painting Again? Because They Think It’s a Good Idea, directed by Jan Verwoert, Banff AB

2008 University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge AB – Public lecture & graduate student studio visits

2008 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), Halifax NS – Public lecture

Awards & Grants

2019 Canada Council of the Arts, Project Grant

2015 Canada Council of the Arts, Project Grant

2013 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, London UK Residency

2009 Banff Centre for the Arts, Artist Grant

2009 Canada Council of the Arts, Project Grant

2009 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Development Grant

2008 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Travel Grant

2006 Winner RBC Canadian Painting Competition

Selected Bibliography

“Painting is Undead: The Iconography of Anne Imhof”, essay on performative gesture by Dil Hildebrand. Painters on Paintings online

“De fascinants collages à en perdre notre latin.” exhibition review by Jérôme Delgado, E Unibus Pluram. Le Devoir. May 7, 2017. p.E6

“Dil Hildebrand: L’envers du décor.” essay by Marie-Anne Letarte. L’inconvénient. Summer 2017, no.69. pp. 48-55

“Studio View: Dil Hildebrand.” essay by Bill Clarke, MagMag, Spring/Summer, 2017

“Architextures”, essay in by Robert Enright, in monograph Let No One Enter Who Does Not Know Geometry, 2016. Plein Sud Editions.

“Dil Hildebrand”, exhibition review by Bill Clarke, And so on and so forth…, Centre Space, Toronto, 2013. Artnews. vol. 113, no. 3. March 2014. pp.106-

“Dil Hildebrand: And so on and so forth…” exhibition catalogue essay by Petra Halkes, And so on and so forth…, Centre Space, Toronto, 2013

“Re-configuring Abstraction…Considering Here and Now.” exhibition catalogue essay by Mary Reid, Reconfiguring Abstraction, School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba, 2012

“Plans de travail.” exhibition review by Marie-Ève Charron, Back to the Drawing Board (Reprise) Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain. Le Devoir. June 23, 2012. p. E6

“Dil Hildebrand: In the Green Room” exhibition review by Richard Rhodes, Chief Editor. Canadian Art Magazine online

“A Stage of a Different Sort.” essay by Robert Enright. Border Crossings Magazine. issue 120. p.20

“Dil Hildebrand: Going Back to the Drawing Board.” exhibition catalogue essay by Mary Reid, Back to the Drawing Board, YYZ Artists’ Outlet. September, 2011

“Dil Hildebrand” exhibition review by Petra Halkes, Peepshow at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, 2010. Border Crossings Magazine. vol.30, no.1, issue 117. pp.77-78

“Shamus and Shaman: The Painterly Stratagems of Dil Hildebrand.” exhibition catalogue essay by James D. Campbell, VOLTA NY 2011.

“Dil Hildebrand” exhibition review by Raji Sohal, Peepshow at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, 2010. Modern Painters Magazine. December 2010-January 2011. p.69

“Peepshow : la perspective a son maître.” exhibition review by Éric Clément, Peepshow at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, 2010. La Presse. September 13, 2010. p.7 (Arts et Spectacles)

“Dil Hildebrand. Faktura en 4 temps.” monograph essay by Louise Déry, Director/Curator of Galerie de l’UQAM. Long Drop: The Paintings of Dil Hildebrand. Anteism Publications, 2010. pp. 6-13

“Where is the Paint?” monograph essay by Richard Rhodes, Chief Curator at Canadian Art Magazine. Long Drop: The Paintings of Dil Hildebrand. Anteism Publications, 2010. pp. 1-5

“Class of 2008” essay by Leah Sandals, Staff Art Critic. Canadian Art Magazine. volume 25, no. 4. Winter 2008. p.64

“Dil Hildebrand” exhibition review by Isa Tousignant, Dil Hildebrand at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, 2007. Canadian Art Magazine. volume 25, no. 2. Summer 2008. pp. 93-4

“The Theatre of Painting.” essay by Robert Enright, Editor. Border Crossings Magazine. volume 26, number 3; no.103. Fall, 2007. pp.31-32, 123-125

News

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New Video: Dil Hildebrand

Tatum Dooley narrates our new video on Dil Hildebrand's survey exhibit.

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Hildebrand Catalogue Now Online

With introductory essay by writer & curator Tatum Dooley.

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Press

Border Crossings

Dil Hildebrand

2011

Petra Halkes

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Border Crossings

A Stage of a Different Sort

2011

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Canadian Art

Dil Hildebrand

Summer 2008

Isa Tousignant

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Border Crossings

The Theatre of Painting

2007

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Videos

Dil Hildebrand “10 Year Survey”

Curator and writer Tatum Dooley narrates a short video on Dil Hildebrand's exhibition featuring a survey of paintings created over the past 10 years.

Art Toronto SOLO Booth Studio Visit

Art Toronto visited the studio of Montreal-based artist Dil Hildebrand, one of the artists featured in the Art Toronto 2018 SOLO section.