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5 AR Artists Creating Stunning Instagram Filters | MASSIVart

5 AR Artists Creating Stunning Instagram Filters

December 7, 2022

There is a growing number of incredibly talented artists that are blurring distinctions between the realms of reality and virtual reality through their art. AR art uses technology to superimpose computer-generated images onto the users’ view of the real world. The MASSIVart Team has compiled a list of some of our favourite AR artists who are creating captivating, inventive, and impactful works of art. Check them out below:

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Creative Placemaking Increases Positive ROI | MASSIVart

Creative Placemaking Increases Positive ROI, study from Toronto Metropolitan University and industry leaders finds  

November 21, 2022

– Manifesto – Study shows a 50% increase in time spent in spaces with placemaking interventions A collaborative study by academic researchers and industry leaders has been able to prove the positive impact of placemaking interventions in public and private spaces. A study, conducted by Toronto Metropolitan University in collaboration with The Daniels Corporation, Entro, […]

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Five Captivating Installations Made With Organic Materials | MASSIVart

Five Captivating Installations Made With Organic Materials

November 16, 2022

Organic materials have been used to make art for hundreds of years. Looking to nature to inform these creations, artistic installations made with organic materials use living, or formerly living, objects. This style of art inspires viewers to contemplate collective connections to nature, art, and constructed spaces. The MASSIVart Team has compiled a collection of some of the most captivating installations that use organic materials.

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5 Canopies Around The World | MASSIVart

Fun Canopies Around The World

November 3, 2022

Take a trip around the world with us to explore fun and colourful canopies. A canopy is a unique way to add artistic elements to a space, by activating the sky and enveloping visitors in a lovely oasis. Exploring how artful canopies can transform a space, MASSIVart has collected and discovered our top five picks for fun and playful canopies.

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5 Stunning Site-Specific Installations | MASSIVart

Five Stunning Site-Specific Installations

October 27, 2022

Created to exist in a certain space, site-specific art weaves an installation’s surroundings with its meaning. If the installation is removed from its particular location, it will lose almost all its meaning. The MASSIVart Team compiled a list of five stunning and iconic site-specific installations that we think drive home the beauty and impact of this art style.

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5 Iconic Must-Know Installations from the 1970s & 1980s | MASSIVart

5 Iconic Must-Know Installations from the 1970s & 1980s

October 13, 2022

Between the 1970s to the 1980s, incredible artists were pushing the boundaries of art and where it lives. The MASSIVart team compiled a list of our favourite must-know installations that were created during this experimental time – artwork that exists beyond gallery walls. 

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5 of the Dreamiest Art Installations | MASSIVart

5 of the Dreamiest Art Installations

September 27, 2022

There are some art installations that leave a lasting impression on you. Artists like Bianca Bondi, Kimsooja and many others have created beautiful artworks that welcome viewers to rest and reflect. The MASSIVart Team has narrowed down their Top Picks for the Dreamiest Art Installations.

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Explore the Second Edition of the MASSIVart Catalogue | MASSIVart

Explore the Second Edition of the MASSIVart Catalogue

September 21, 2022

We are delighted to share the release of the Second Edition of the MASSIVart Catalogue! The MASSIVart Team is dedicated to providing you with accessible installations so you can create impact through art and culture.

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The Shipyards District:  Destination-making in North Vancouver’s Unique and Vibrant Neighbourhood | MASSIVart

The Shipyards District: Destination-making in North Vancouver’s Unique and Vibrant Neighbourhood

September 20, 2022

North Vancouver’s Shipyards District has been described as a “neighbourhood like no other” and has become a model for placekeeping and placemaking. The district is located in the Burrard Inlet with views across towards downtown Vancouver. The Shipyards District is a destination for both tourists and locals and is centrally located near North Vancouver’s vibrant Lonsdale neighbourhood.

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Mexican Artists to Watch | MASSIVart

5 Mexican Artists to Watch

September 12, 2022

There are a lot of unique and inspiring artists coming out of Mexico and we have been keeping a close eye on their successes both in their homes and abroad. We’re inspired by the creativity of the artists in Mexico, from artists experimenting with spatial elements, materials and exciting collaborations.

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A unifying cultural program for more authentic connections with the community – An Interview with Liz West | MASSIVart

A unifying cultural program for more authentic connections with the community - An Interview with Liz West

September 6, 2022

Brookfield Properties was looking to install a new piece of public art in the central plaza of its new, mixed-use development in New York City, Manhattan West. The work would then be reprogrammed for a second location, a waterfront plaza located at Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan.

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A unifying cultural program for more authentic connections with the community – An Interview with Brookfield Properties | MASSIVart

A unifying cultural program for more authentic connections with the community - An Interview with Brookfield Properties

August 17, 2022

We asked Elysa Marden, Senior Vice President, Arts Brookfield for Brookfield Properties, some questions about the inspiration and experience in bringing Hymn to the Big Wheel by Liz West to Manhattan.

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Breathtaking Art Installations Made with Recycled Materials | MASSIVart

Breathtaking Art Installations Made with Recycled Materials (Part One)

August 16, 2022

From discarded children’s toys to pots and pans, there is a handful of artists from around the world who are creating exceptional work using recycled materials. Sustainable art that is used to stimulate conscious thought and discussion among viewers is truly special and calls for celebration.

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Top Picks for Best Public Art Gardens Around the World | MASSIVart

Top Picks for Best Public Art Gardens Around the World

August 5, 2022

Whether you are someone who frequents art gardens or someone who tends to just stumble upon them on a day out, there are a handful of wonderful public art gardens around the world that should definitely be added to the must-see list. From the USA to Cyprus, here is MASSIVart’s list of some of the Best Public Art Gardens from Around the World.

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Art to bring a renewed sense of hope and wellness to local communities – Part 2 | MASSIVart

Art to bring a renewed sense of hope and wellness to local communities - Part 2

July 27, 2022

As the world opens back up, real estate developer Cadillac Fairview (CF) wanted to partner with seven pan-Canadian artists to create fun, colourful art installations in seven of its retail destinations locations across Canada.

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Art to bring a renewed sense of hope and wellness to local communities – Part 1 | MASSIVart

Art to bring a renewed sense of hope and wellness to local communities - Part 1

July 14, 2022

As the world opens back up, real estate developer Cadillac Fairview (CF) wanted to partner with seven pan-Canadian artists to create fun, colourful art installations in seven of its retail destinations locations across Canada.

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Placemaking X Municipalities Success Story Series: Millennium Park in Chicago | MASSIVart

Placemaking X Municipalities Success Story Series: Millennium Park in Chicago

July 6, 2022

This is a story of transformation, of how a ground-level parking lot and rail yard became a park with venues for performance, art, sculpture, architecture, and landscape architecture plus a multi-level parking lot (the world’s largest “green roof”) with a total of 4,000 cars, and a commuter rail line.

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MASSIVart’s Public Art Project in Dubai nominated in CODAaward’s Top 100! 🌟 | MASSIVart

MASSIVart’s Public Art Project in Dubai nominated in CODAaward’s Top 100! 🌟

June 22, 2022

We are excited and proud to share that Ouchhh: DATAMONOLITH_AI has landed in the CODAawards Top 100! From June 20th to June 30th, you are invited to vote for the project to win one of the top spots in the competition.

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Art is at the heart of a Montreal innovative workspace, created to foster collaboration and creativity within the tenant community | MASSIVart

Art is at the heart of a Montreal innovative workspace, created to foster collaboration and creativity within the tenant community

June 15, 2022

Place Ville Marie (PVM), one of Montreal’s most iconic and prestigious real estate complexes, offers its tenants an innovative flexible workspace solution: The FLEX, powered by WeWork. In collaboration with VAD and Ivanhoé Cambridge, MASSIVart managed the integration of art in the common areas to enhance the environment and contribute to the well-being of users. […]

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Asset Repositioning Done Right: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth | MASSIVart

Asset Repositioning Done Right: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

May 26, 2022

On the occasion of the Bed-In for Peace Day, we had a chat with Philippe Champagne, Regional Director, Sales & Marketing, Eastern Canada, Accor Hotels, on how things have gone in the last 5 years, after having made the strategic decision to make art & culture a major pillar of their repositioning.

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The first MASSIVart Catalogue is here! ✨ Choose your favourite art installation to transform your space! | MASSIVart

The first MASSIVart Catalogue is here! ✨
Choose your favourite art installation to transform your space!

May 3, 2022

At MASSIVart, we are always looking for new ways to create impact through art & culture. So we are excited to share that our catalogue of curated selection of existing art installations is here!

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Quebec’s biggest public transit project uses art to make their sites more appealing | MASSIVart

Quebec’s biggest public transit project uses art to make their sites more appealing

April 27, 2022

The Réseau express métropolitain (REM) is the biggest infrastructure project in Quebec in the last 50 years. A 67-km integrated public transit network of 26 stations will link downtown Montréal, the universities, the South Shore, the West Island, the North Shore and Montréal–Trudeau airport through a fully automated, electric light rail system. The public transportation […]

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ArtWalk – An Exciting & Innovative New Tool to Promote the Toronto Downtown Yonge BIA District’s Phenomenal Public Art Collection | MASSIVart

ArtWalk - An Exciting & Innovative New Tool to Promote the Toronto Downtown Yonge BIA District’s Phenomenal Public Art Collection

April 19, 2022

MASSIVart has partnered with Toronto’s Downtown Yonge BIA to encourage people back to the area by raising awareness of the many incredible public artworks in the iconic Toronto neighbourhood with the new ArtWalk tool.

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Flyover Park in Calgary: When Placemaking Elevates Communities | MASSIVart

Flyover Park in Calgary: When Placemaking Elevates Communities

April 14, 2022

Imagined by a group of grade six students, Flyover park is a product of the wishes of the community to turn an uninspiring transit location into a safe and fun destination.

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“Hello! It’s us, MASSIVart” 👋 | MASSIVart

"Hello! It's us, MASSIVart" 👋

April 1, 2022

Since our community has nearly doubled over the last few years, now feels like the perfect time to reach out to everyone following us to tell you more about our mission and the values which are at our core. Thirteen years ago MASSIVart was formed out of a deep passion for creating impact through art & culture.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day with MASSIVart | MASSIVart

Celebrating International Women’s Day with MASSIVart

March 8, 2022

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. MASSIVart’s core values consist of making art & culture more accessible and present in the world, but also to support and empower a diverse, inclusive and emerging creative community. Gender equality is an integral part of this value. We have asked some of the incredibly creative women at MASSIVart to share their thoughts on their favourite artworks and the projects they loved working on recently. Take a minute to get to know them!

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Community Engagement Through Public Art Masterplanning & Creative Placemaking | MASSIVart

Community Engagement Through Public Art Masterplanning & Creative Placemaking

January 20, 2022

During the Public Art of Tomorrow Symposium organized by MASSIVart on November 22nd, 2021, Jane Farrow and Mia Hunt from Dept of Words & Deeds discussed their work in Downsview collaborating closely with local artists to create new works and installations that activate and energize a vast development site in the northwest quadrant of Toronto. Our intention with this workshop was to provide tools and best practices to help people understand how to engage with the local community, to develop public and private partnerships, how to build a holistic strategy, how to implement research processes and in-depth analysis to create meaningful public artworks.

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MASSIVart’s Creative Placemaking and Exhibition Design Projects Win Two Prestigious Design Awards | MASSIVart

MASSIVart’s Creative Placemaking and Exhibition Design Projects Win Two Prestigious Design Awards

January 12, 2022

An exciting and rewarding way to start the new year!   MASSIVart is honoured to have won two prestigious awards for two of our major projects: “Jardin des Espoirs” Winter Station and the Musée de la Gaspésie new permanent exhibition at the 15th edition of the International Design Awards. The annual awards attract thousands of […]

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MASSIVart’s Public Art Picks of 2021 | MASSIVart

MASSIVart’s Public Art Picks of 2021

December 10, 2021

Over the years, the team at MASSIVart has developed an authentic philosophy to embrace diversity, inclusivity and creativity through the frame of public artistic and cultural expression in Toronto, Montreal, Mexico and elsewhere.   With the strong belief that art should be made more accessible to everyone, we are always fascinated and impressed by the […]

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Our Founder Philippe Demers to speak at CODAsummit 2021 – One of the most important public art conferences in the US | MASSIVart

Our Founder Philippe Demers to speak at CODAsummit 2021 - One of the most important public art conferences in the US

November 10, 2021

MASSIVart is pleased to participate in this year’s CODAsummit as Philippe Demers, Founding Partner and Global Creative Director, who is hosting a session about the ROI of Placemaking with Louis-Etienne Dubois, Associate Professor, Creative Industries at Ryerson University.     The ROI of Placemaking   On November 12, from 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm (MST), […]

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Join us for Public Art Of Tomorrow Symposium, as part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022 | MASSIVart

Join us for Public Art Of Tomorrow Symposium, as part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022

November 1, 2021

MASSIVart has the pleasure of working with the City of Toronto and the Government of Quebec on ArtworxTO Symposium: Public Art for Tomorrow, a three-day virtual event that will focus on the future of public art, taking place on November 22 – 24.   The event is part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art […]

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MASSIVart’s hospitality project wins prestigious award for Best Art Integration in Interior Design | MASSIVart

MASSIVart’s hospitality project wins prestigious award for Best Art Integration in Interior Design

October 28, 2021

We are pleased to share that MASSIVart and Sid Lee Architecture’s recent project at the W Montreal hotel won the Grands Prix du Design award for Best Art Integration in Interior Design.   The Grands Prix du Design is an annual competition that celebrates excellence in design, architecture, and the built environment. Recognized by the […]

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1000 Visages: a large-scale kinetic work that dances to the rhythm of the sun, the wind and the moon | MASSIVart

1000 Visages: a large-scale kinetic work that dances to the rhythm of the sun, the wind and the moon

October 21, 2021

1000 Visages is a kinetic work of impressive scale, created by Alejandro Figueroa, that dances to the rhythm of the sun, wind and moon and offers the community a universe of relaxation and contemplation.   This mesmerizing work in the form of a floating sphere is composed of 1779 pieces of reflective dichroic plexi suspended […]

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A Vibrant, Colour-Blocked Mural by Asero Rodriguez Transforms an Ephemeral Basketball Court for NBA Beyond The Lines | MASSIVart

A Vibrant, Colour-Blocked Mural by Asero Rodriguez Transforms an Ephemeral Basketball Court for NBA Beyond The Lines

October 19, 2021

MASSIVart Mexico was given the opportunity by NBA and Hennessy to launch their global partnership with a vibrant art experience: NBA Beyond The Lines – on October 1, 2 and 3, 2021 in Mexico. The three-day contemporary art exhibition showcased local as well as world-renowned artists, demonstrating the vibrant spirit of basketball – beyond the […]

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Nine art posters reflecting the cultural richness of Indigenous cultures in Canada and Mexico | MASSIVart

Nine art posters reflecting the cultural richness of Indigenous cultures in Canada and Mexico

October 7, 2021

The artistic tradition of the Indigenous peoples of Canada and Oaxaca is millenary.   Textiles, paintings, sculptures, and wood carvings are common to many of the Indigenous communities and reflect the cultural richness of both territories. Within the framework of Indigenous Crossroads: Oaxaca-Canada that MASSIVart had the honour to orchestrate for the Embassy of Canada […]

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ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021–2022 – Request for Proposals for a Public Artwork is On! | MASSIVart

ArtworxTO: Toronto's Year of Public Art 2021–2022 - Request for Proposals for a Public Artwork is On!

October 6, 2021

MASSIVart is working with the City of Toronto and the Government of Quebec on ArtworxTO Symposium: Public Art for Tomorrow, a three-day virtual event that will focus on the future of public art in cities, taking place on November 22-23-24. The event will be part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021–2022, a year-long […]

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A Fresh Take on Basketball by Morelos León Celis for NBA and Hennessy’s Event “NBA Beyond The Lines” | MASSIVart

A Fresh Take on Basketball by Morelos León Celis for NBA and Hennessy’s Event NBA Beyond The Lines

September 29, 2021

MASSIVart was given the opportunity by NBA and Hennessy to launch their exciting global partnership with a vibrant art experience: NBA Beyond The Lines – on October 1, 2 and 3, 2021 in Mexico. The three-day contemporary art exhibition will showcase local as well as world-renowned artists, demonstrating the vibrant spirit of basketball – beyond […]

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Collaboration is at the heart of a dynamic celebration featuring 90 artists from different indigenous cultures in Canada and Mexico | MASSIVart

Collaboration is at the heart of a dynamic celebration featuring 90 artists from different indigenous cultures in Canada and Mexico

September 27, 2021

MASSIVart was given the opportunity by the Embassy of Canada in Mexico to orchestrate the Indigenous Crossroads Canada – Oaxaca event – an ambitious cultural program in the fall commemorating National celebrations, taking place in the city of Oaxaca in Mexico from September 20 to October 8, 2021.   Jimena Lopez, Creative Coordinator of MASSIVart Mexico, […]

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Threshold: Fancying Mexico City’s contemporary art scene at General Prim | MASSIVart

Threshold: Fancying Mexico City’s contemporary art scene at General Prim

September 23, 2021

Threshold, a first glimpse into Boundless Space, will push the boundaries of the auction world further and bring to light inclusion, diversity and equity in a whole new way on September 23rd. Featuring 22 artists of Mexican heritage in the auction, the committee reflected on the critical importance of celebrating cultural exchange by exhibiting some […]

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Boundless Space – A Charitable Auction by the Burning Man Project and Sotheby’s | MASSIVart

Boundless Space - A Charitable Auction by the Burning Man Project and Sotheby’s

September 22, 2021

With the beginning of cooler days, fall auctions are here once again, yet reborn. Within the art world, a special collaboration was found. Burning Man and Sotheby’s have come together to unite their forces and expertise on a project to promote art and help sustain artists. Boundless Space… The Possibilities of Burning Man is a […]

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Canadian and Mexican indigenous artists come together to illuminate Oaxaca city | MASSIVart

Canadian and Mexican indigenous artists come together to illuminate Oaxaca city

September 20, 2021

Indigenous Crossroads: Canada – Oaxaca is a three-week festival offering an immersive experience on Canadian and Mexican culture, with a strong focus on Indigenous artistic expression, digital arts, and wellbeing. From September 20 to October 8, the festival will bring together over 90 artists in various artistic disciplines, including video art exhibitions, virtual reality, murals, […]

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MASSIVart’s placemaking project wins two prestigious Urban Design awards | MASSIVart

MASSIVart's placemaking project wins two prestigious Urban Design awards

September 8, 2021

MASSIVart’s Winter Stations “Jardin des Espoirs” project has earned two spots on the Grands Prix du Design podium in the Urban Design, Landscape Architecture & Landscaping discipline. A silver winner in both the Art Integration in landscape and urban development, and the Civic Design Project categories. To commemorate the win, we wanted to take this […]

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New creative minds join the MASSIVart team! Part 2 | MASSIVart

New creative minds join the MASSIVart team! Part 2

August 18, 2021

MASSIVart continues to grow! And we love introducing our newcomers. We continue this two part series with Casey Wagar, Director Client Relationships & Marketing – and Cassandre Gibeault, Digital Marketing & Communications Coordinator.   Welcome, Casey! Casey likes to think of himself as a creative optimist who works equally well with different personalities. He brings […]

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MASSIVart’s own artistic director, curator and consultant’s latest installation “La couleur des souvenirs” | MASSIVart

MASSIVart's own artistic director, curator and consultant’s latest installation "La couleur des souvenirs"

August 9, 2021

At MASSIVart, we pride ourselves on our team, which is made up of passionate creatives. Alice Pouzet, MASSIVart’s Artistic Director, curator and art consultant, is no exception. As a valuable member of our creative team, Pouzet is also an inspiring artist. Since graduating with a Master Degree from École Supérieure d’Art de Clermont Métropole in […]

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Discovering the artistic direction behind KPMG Montreal South Shore’s new office design and commissioned artworks | MASSIVart

Discovering the artistic direction behind KPMG Montreal South Shore’s new office design and commissioned artworks

August 5, 2021

In a recent collaboration with KPMG Montreal South Shore, MASSIVart proposed a series of artistic integrations to elevate the office and redefine it as a blueprint for progressive and innovative office spaces of the future. Creating an artistic direction that reflected KPMG’s brand, while also highlighting emerging Quebec artists, proved to be an exciting challenge. […]

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Key takeaways from “IDS 2021: Making Place in the City” Panel | MASSIVart

Key takeaways from “IDS 2021: Making Place in the City” Panel

July 23, 2021

Recently Coralie Olson, MASSIVart’s Managing Partner, Toronto, had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion at the Interior Design Show (IDS) of Toronto surrounding placemaking – destinations, people, connections, fabric – in a post-pandemic world. While placemaking may have existed before the pandemic, it now presents us with a powerful opportunity to rebuild relationships […]

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New creative minds join the MASSIVart team! Part 1 | MASSIVart

New creative minds join the MASSIVart team! Part 1

July 22, 2021

Our talented team is growing! To mark the occasion, we want to welcome the newcomers by introducing them. We start with Terry Randy Awashish, Graphic Designer, and Philippe Labrie, Creative Coordinator.   Welcome, Terry! As part of an exciting partnership between the McCord Museum and CBC for the exhibition “First Nation Voices Today: Knowledge, Trauma, […]

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Our latest major exhibition design project, through the eyes of our collaborator, the Musée de la Gaspésie | MASSIVart

Our latest major exhibition design project, through the eyes of our collaborator, the Musée de la Gaspésie

July 12, 2021

MASSIVart recently unveiled its latest exhibition design project: Where Worlds Meet, the new permanent exhibition of the Musée de la Gaspésie in Quebec. We worked closely with the museum team to find the most creative ways to tell the story of such a rich territory in only 2,105 square feet, providing them with a variety […]

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ArtWalk | MASSIVart

MASSIVart Creates Engaging Tool to Promote the Toronto Downtown West BIA’s Neighbourhood “ArtWalk”, Highlighting the District’s Incredible Collection of Public Art

July 7, 2021

MASSIVart has recently joined forces with the Toronto Downtown West BIA to help raise awareness and promote the many public artworks in the neighbourhood.   The growth of the Toronto Downtown West has resulted in an impressive collection of public art, featuring over 70 unique art installations in the district. This collection of works was […]

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Mile-Ex Montrealers, it’s time to vote for the mural you want to see in your neighbourhood! | MASSIVart

Mile-Ex Montrealers, it's time to vote for the mural you want to see in your neighbourhood!

June 23, 2021

Canderel and MASSIVart are joining forces to bring uplifting and colourful art to the Mile-Ex district in Montreal. After consulting with the Mile-Ex community about their vision for the neighbourhood’s future, a call for artists was shared with the Montreal artistic community to submit their best creative proposals linked to the survey results and themes. […]

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The 2021 Applied Arts Awards grants MASSIVart two award-winning projects! | MASSIVart

The 2021 Applied Arts Awards grants MASSIVart two award-winning projects!

June 9, 2021

MASSIVart is honoured to have been recognized by The Applied Arts Awards competition for two recent avant-garde projects — The W Montreal Hotel in the Environmental-Complete Environment Design category, and the “Jardin des espoirs” Winter Station in the Environmental-Experiential/Event Design category.   For 30 years, The Applied Arts Awards competition has recognized international creative excellence […]

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MASSIVart featured in Octagon Museum’s digital exhibition for the 2020 CODAaward winners! | MASSIVart

MASSIVart featured in Octagon Museum’s digital exhibition for the 2020 CODAaward winners!

May 26, 2021

MASSIVart is delighted to be showcased in this year’s digital exhibition hosted by the museum of the Architects Foundation for the Suite 1742 John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Bed-In For Peace project in collaboration with The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth and Sid Lee Architecture.   On May 26th 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono commenced the […]

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Another moving experience from MASSIVart for Armand Frappier Museum. From our client’s point of view. | MASSIVart

Another moving experience from MASSIVart for Armand Frappier Museum. From our client's point of view.

May 18, 2021

For the Armand Frappier Museum’s new exhibition “Get Moving!”, MASSIVart has developed a physically & emotionally moving journey. Artful installations & playful activities reveal how our perception of physical activity has changed & how social context has influenced the evolution of our bodies. To transform scientific facts into an engaging, artful, edutainment experience, the MASSIVart […]

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(Finance x Art)^2 – NFTs and the Cultural Industry | MASSIVart

(Finance x Art)^2 - NFTs and the Cultural Industry

May 14, 2021

A few months ago, Maxim Cere-Marcoux – MASSIVart’s CFO – shared his thoughts on two subjects he is passionate about: Finance X Art. In this insightful article, he addressed the question of whether they had the same potential to create value.   Today, Maxim will tackle a new topic related to finance and art: Non-Fungible […]

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This Is Your Chance to Participate In A Groundbreaking  University Study That Examines The ROI Of Creative Placemaking | MASSIVart

This Is Your Chance to Participate In A Groundbreaking University Study That Examines The ROI Of Creative Placemaking

May 6, 2021

As announced last fall, MASSIVart is spearheading a game-changing university study that will clearly showcase the ROI of art and creative placemaking.   We have embarked on this study with other leaders of their field of expertise, such as real estate – The Daniels Corporation, design – Entro, and architecture – Lemay. Piloted by Ryerson […]

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Art Week: A Journey Through The Mexican Art Scene<br> #5 Domitila Bedel | MASSIVart

Art Week: A Journey Through The Mexican Art Scene
#5 Domitila Bedel

April 30, 2021

Due to the pandemic, all artistic and cultural events around the world are impacted in one way or another. Mexico City is no exception. This year’s Art Week -generally starring Zona Maco, Material Art Fair and Salón Acme– will take place in alternative formats. Despite the dynamics being significantly different from previous years, MASSIVart does […]

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Art Week: A Journey Through The Mexican Art Scene<br> #4 Jimena Montemayor | MASSIVart

Art Week: A Journey Through The Mexican Art Scene
#4 Jimena Montemayor

April 29, 2021

Due to the pandemic, all artistic and cultural events around the world are impacted in one way or another. Mexico City is no exception. This year’s Art Week -generally starring Zona Maco, Material Art Fair and Salón Acme– will take place in alternative formats. Despite the dynamics being significantly different from previous years, MASSIVart does […]

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Art Week: A Journey Through The Mexican Art Scene<br> #3 Othiana Roffiel | MASSIVart

Art Week: A Journey Through The Mexican Art Scene
#3 Othiana Roffiel

April 28, 2021

Due to the pandemic, all artistic and cultural events around the world are impacted in one way or another. Mexico City is no exception. This year’s Art Week -generally starring Zona Maco, Material Art Fair and Salón Acme– will take place in alternative formats. Despite the dynamics being significantly different from previous years, MASSIVart does […]

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Art Week: A Journey Through The Mexican Art Scene<br> #2 Isauro Huizar | MASSIVart

Art Week: A Journey Through The Mexican Art Scene
#2 Isauro Huizar

April 27, 2021

Due to the pandemic, all artistic and cultural events around the world are impacted in one way or another. Mexico City is no exception. This year’s Art Week -generally starring Zona Maco, Material Art Fair and Salón Acme– will take place in alternative formats. Despite the dynamics being significantly different from previous years, MASSIVart does […]

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Art Week: A Journey Through The Mexican Art Scene<br> #1 Wendy Cabrera Rubio | MASSIVart

Art Week: A Journey Through The Mexican Art Scene
#1 Wendy Cabrera Rubio

April 26, 2021

Due to the pandemic, all artistic and cultural events around the world are impacted in one way or another. Mexico City is no exception. This year’s Art Week -generally starring Zona Maco, Material Art Fair and Salón Acme– will take place in alternative formats. Despite the dynamics being significantly different from previous years, MASSIVart does […]

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“Over It, Art Will Grow! Art to the service of rethinking spaces” <br>Panel’s Takeaways | MASSIVart

“Over It, Art Will Grow! Art to the service of rethinking spaces”
Panel’s Takeaways

April 22, 2021

In the framework of our presence at SXSW, MASSIVart hosted a discussion looking at the positive improvements – social, cultural, spatial – that cross-pollination between art and placemaking can have on our cities’ future.   Panellists Ferdi Alici, Director of OUCHHH Studio Malak Abu-Qaoud, Arts, Culture & Events Manager at ICD Brookfield Place Dubai Moderator […]

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Data X Art: Re-imagining Art With The Help Of Technology | MASSIVart

Data X Art: Re-imagining Art With The Help Of Technology

April 20, 2021

How new media artists are using technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence to create mesmerizing pieces of art.   We believe that something amazing lies in the intersection of art and technology – To celebrate the international day of creativity and innovation, we wanted to delve into the world of some of our favourite […]

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The creative process behind the large-scale 3D wall piece that MASSIVart is currently producing in Mexico | MASSIVart

The creative process behind the large-scale 3D wall piece that MASSIVart is currently producing in Mexico

April 19, 2021

Our team in Mexico is working on a major art integration for a real estate development project in Mexico City. FREL, one of the local leaders in the industry, called upon MASSIVart to integrate art into various spaces of their most recent project.   MASSIVart took care of the art direction and curation and is […]

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Artist Spotlight: Natalia Ramos | MASSIVart

Artist Spotlight: Natalia Ramos

April 15, 2021

Each year, on 15 April, UNESCO’s World Art Day celebrations help reinforce the links between artistic creations and society. These celebrations encourage greater awareness of the diversity of artistic expressions and highlight the contribution of artists to sustainable development. This is also an occasion to shine a light on arts education in schools, as sharing […]

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Honoring Montreal’s entrepreneurial community with creativity | MASSIVart

Honoring Montreal's entrepreneurial community with creativity

March 31, 2021

A few months ago, PME MTL turned to MASSIVart to pay tribute to its employees and entrepreneurs with a creative gift. The idea? A mural inside each of the six PME MTL poles designed by Paprika, with QR codes integrated to present the entrepreneurs that their experts were able to support throughout the year. This […]

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Artist Spotlight: Ignacio Aldana ‘Soltero’ | MASSIVart

Artist Spotlight: Ignacio Aldana 'Soltero'

March 25, 2021

Recently, Be Grand® – one of the leading Real Estate Developers in Mexico – entrusted MASSIVart to reimagine the showroom of a major development project in the heart of Mexico City. Be Grand’s showrooms already set them apart from other real estate developers so we took this unique brand property to another level, reflecting their […]

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Join us for a MASSIV discussion in the framework of our presence at SXSW! | MASSIVart

Join us for a MASSIV discussion in the framework of our presence at SXSW!

March 16, 2021

Titled Over It, Art Will Grow! Art to the service of rethinking spaces, this panel will be the opportunity for us to discuss art, technology and more!   MASSIVart proposes a discussion looking at the positive improvements – social, cultural, spatial- that cross-pollination between art and placemaking can have on our cities’ future. As a […]

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ICD Brookfield Place: at the forefront of the integration of art programming | MASSIVart

ICD Brookfield Place: at the forefront of the integration of art programming

March 11, 2021

Currently exhibited in the heart of an office tower in Dubai is the hybrid architectural art installation DATAMONOLITH_AI from the international award-winning studio, Ouchhh. The public art installation will be on display at ICD Brookfield Place until March 23rd, 2021. With the purpose of fostering a greater sense of community and connection, ICD Brookfield Place […]

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Inspiring women in the art world that are making a difference | MASSIVart

Inspiring women in the art world that are making a difference

March 8, 2021

It’s still surprising to learn that the path to fight gender equality is something so recent. In the last few years, we have been lucky enough to witness several changes – albeit somehow minimal – in various social spheres. One of them being the art world, which has undergone incredible transformations in relation to the […]

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OUCHHH: The Combination Of Art And Technology In Public Spaces | MASSIVart

OUCHHH: The Combination Of Art And Technology In Public Spaces

March 1, 2021

More than ever, cities are turning to artists, architects and designers to create meaningful, future-proof projects for public spaces. Public art is often used to create and strengthen a sense of belonging, but it can also be used to challenge our relationship with those around us, to spark conversation, and to inform and educate. On […]

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Reclaiming Our Spaces: Design, Community and Co-Creation | MASSIVart

Reclaiming Our Spaces: Design, Community and Co-Creation

February 26, 2021

On January 29th, MASSIVart’s Founding Partner and Global Creative Director, Philippe Demers, was invited by Entro to speak on a panel centered around the importance of inclusivity and public space design. Welcoming the opportunity to discuss how MASSIVart champions diversity in its projects, Philippe also wished to emphasize that art is a proven vehicle for […]

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Artist Spotlight: Victor Pérez-Rul | MASSIVart

Artist Spotlight: Victor Pérez-Rul

January 5, 2021

The creative team of MASSIVart would like once again to honour an artist that they love. This time they talked with Victor Pérez-Rul to enter his inner world and learn more about the inspirations and motivations behind his work. Thank you to him for allowing us to discover so much about him!   The work […]

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The MASSIVart Inspires You Series – #3 | MASSIVart

The MASSIVart Inspires You Series - #3

December 4, 2020

“It is going to be fine”, but it will all be better if we are inspired.   As the pandemic hit, we rethought our lives. How we connected and exchanged took a new path. We stayed in the comfort of our homes. We reevaluated the pace at which we live. We focused on what was […]

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The MASSIVart Inspires You Series – #2 | MASSIVart

MASSIVart vous inspire - #2

November 27, 2020

“It is going to be fine”, but it will all be better if we are inspired.   As the pandemic hit, we rethought our lives. How we connected and exchanged took a new path. We stayed in the comfort of our homes. We reevaluated the pace at which we live. We focused on what was […]

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The MASSIVart Inspires You Series – #1 | MASSIVart

The MASSIVart Inspires You Series - #1

November 20, 2020

“It is going to be fine”, but it will all be better if we are inspired. As the pandemic hit, we rethought our lives. How we connected and exchanged took a new path. We stayed in the comfort of our homes. We reevaluated the pace at which we live. We focused on what was essential, […]

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Artist Spotlight: Alejandra Ballesteros | MASSIVart

Artist Spotlight: Alejandra Ballesteros

November 13, 2020

As we recently celebrated the first anniversary of MASSIVart Mexico, we wanted to mark the occasion by giving the floor to a Mexican artist we love and who will bring colour and joy to your day!   We talked with Ale Ballesteros to enter her inner world and learn more about the inspirations and motivations […]

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What a First Year For MASSIVart Mexico! | MASSIVart

What a First Year For MASSIVart Mexico!

November 4, 2020

On October 8, 2019, we officially opened the Mexican office of MASSIVart, without imagining for a second what would happen a few months later.   Like many other entrepreneurs, we started this new activity with a vision, confidence and a lot of convictions. Until a pandemic came along, hitting more than one company, new and […]

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Temporary Art, Lasting Effect. | MASSIVart

Temporary Art, Lasting Effect

October 28, 2020

This summer, MASSIVart collaborated with the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership to select and supervise the production of 7 installations in various public spaces in the city of Montreal. “Jump Start Summer!” was a call to Montrealers to support the city’s restaurants, stores, hotels, artists and creators. How? By going out, exploring, encouraging local businesses, taking […]

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The Essentials: How Art Plays An Essential Role In Bringing Communities Closer | MASSIVart

The Essentials: How Art Plays An Essential Role In Bringing Communities Closer

October 19, 2020

MASSIVart recently collaborated with artist Laurence Philomène on a unique sculptural installation which helped foster a sense of community across Montreal neighborhoods through the inclusion of a unique digital, interactive component. It is from this idea that was born The Essentials project for the City of Montreal’s safe active transportation circuits. Inspired by this sense […]

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New University Study, Spearheaded By MASSIVart, Will Finally Show The ROI Of Art | MASSIVart

New University Study, Spearheaded By MASSIVart, Will Finally Show The ROI Of Art

October 16, 2020

MASSIVart has been a champion of the arts transcending beyond traditional institutions for more than 11 years. Art is powerful. Art can engage in difficult conversations. Art creates emotional connections that rally people together. We are convinced that those experiences should be lived, revisited and shared. While we always have soft arguments on our side […]

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The Role Art And Culture Play In The Hotel Experience | MASSIVart

The Role For Art And Culture In Hotels

September 30, 2020

The W Montreal recently completed a major renovation in which Sid Lee Architecture and MASSIVart collaborated on interior design concepts and integration of artworks. In partnership with the Hotel Association of Greater Montreal, MASSIVart participated in a discussion panel debating how art allows brands to cut-through in an industry that is in constant evolution. The […]

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MASSIVart Included in the The Globe and Mail’s second-annual ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies | MASSIVart

MASSIVart Included in the The Globe and Mail’s second-annual ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies

September 25, 2020

MASSIVart is pleased to announce its inclusion on the 2020 Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies.   Launched in 2019, the Canada’s Top Growing Companies editorial ranking aims to celebrate entrepreneurial achievement in Canada by identifying and amplifying the success of growth-minded, independent businesses in Canada. In total, 400 companies earned a […]

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An International Award for the Art Experience of Suite 1742 at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth | MASSIVart

An International Award for the Art Experience of Suite 1742 at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

September 17, 2020

The internationally acclaimed CODAawards celebrate the projects that most successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces. The CODAawards program honors the individuals and the teams whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us every day. They have recently announced the winners of their eighth annual competition. Judging the […]

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Finance x Art | MASSIVart

Finance x Art

September 11, 2020

It is Maxim’s turn – MASSIVart’s CFO – to share his thoughts on two subjects he is passionate about: finance and art.   Maxim graduated with honours from the Concordia University John Molson School of Business and later obtained his CPA designation in both Canada and the United States. The key to his success lies […]

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The Future Of Art Exhibitions | MASSIVart

The Future Of Art Exhibitions

September 2, 2020

We’ll now give the floor to Jimena Lopez, who recently joined our team as the Creative Coordinator of MASSIVart Mexico. The subject that is close to her heart is the future of the art world and in particular of art exhibitions which must take a rapid turn towards digital. She shares with you her expertise […]

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Some See Empty Spaces, We See Opportunities | MASSIVart

Some See Empty Spaces, We See Opportunities

August 17, 2020

On the eve of the announcement of the winner of the international call for artists organized with MIRA for the iconic public art installation that will be integrated into their real estate development project in Mexico City – Neuchâtel: Cuadrante Polanco, we would like to introduce Evlyne Laurin, a new member of our team, who […]

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How Fast Can The Retail Industry Adapt To The Challenges Of The New Normal | MASSIVart

How Fast Can The Retail Industry Adapt To The Challenges Of The New Normal

July 30, 2020

By Alejandro Cardoso – Global CEO, MASSIVart The retail industry will have to quickly adapt and evolve in order to remain current. Retail analysts, retail space owners and operators along with academics around the world, are getting e-together to discuss the future of brick and mortar retail and how to cope with the huge challenges […]

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Alice: Curator By Day, Artist By Night | MASSIVart

Alice: Curator By Day, Artist By Night

July 22, 2020

Every month, we spotlight one of our amazing team members! We open the floor so that they can express themselves, share their passions and unique skills… Today it’s Alice’s turn! Alice has been part of the MASSIVart team since 2018, first as artistic director of the Chromatic festival and now as artistic consultant and a […]

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Gentle Monster Masters Experiential Retail | MASSIVart

Gentle Monster Masters Experiential Retail

July 20, 2020

In the age of the experience economy, retailers are adding layers of richness to their offerings. ‘Attention-grabbing’ is an oft-recurring strategy, which can be achieved through the art of storytelling. Knitting a narrative into a design may encourage visitors to potentially spend more time and result in more sales in the process of discovery and […]

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Artist Spotlight: Julieta Gil | MASSIVart

Artist Spotlight: Julieta Gil

July 3, 2020

Artists are at the heart of MASSIVart’s mission. We wish to give them even more space by giving them a voice through our channels in different ways. We start with the Mexican artist Julieta Gil who presents her virtual exhibition.   Her work oscillates between the physical and virtual space. Computational media is rapidly evolving […]

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Post-Covid, Can Brands Get Closer to Consumers? | MASSIVart

Post-Covid, Can Brands Get Closer to Consumers?

June 18, 2020

At a time when the return to the new normal is slowly taking place, Alejandro Cardoso, MASSIVart’s Global CEO, discusses, in an article, the future of marketing and brands.   The virus is still here. And will be with us for a while.  In a world filled with economic crisis, health challenges, huge political differences […]

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International Call For Artists | MASSIVart

International Call For Artists

June 1, 2020

MIRA and MASSIVart invite national and international artists to develop a proposal for a permanent public artwork to be located in the public plaza of MIRA’s latest real estate development in Mexico City: Neuchâtel’s Cuadrante Polanco. A total budget of 6,000,000.00 MXN Pesos will be allocated to the art installation’s project to give artists the […]

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The Future of Accessible and Inclusive Museums During & Post COVID-19 | MASSIVart

The Future of Accessible and Inclusive Museums During & Post COVID-19

May 15, 2020

On this International Museum Day, we wanted to give the word to Jessica, MASSIVart’s Production Director and Partner, who is our invaluable expert in all museum-related matters. Holder of a Master’s degree in Heritage and Museums, another in Culture and Development and a degree in Art History and Archaeology, Jess has some interesting thoughts to […]

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How Artists Can Change The Way We Move? | MASSIVart

How Artists Can Change The Way We Move?

May 13, 2020

Municipalities, retailers, real estate developers, museums and all other places open to the public will need to reinvent the way people will move through their streets and buildings. For that, they’re going to have to be inventive to spread messages and be attentive to what people need most right now: find a little bit of […]

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The Power of Art In Time of Crisis | MASSIVart

The Power of Art In Time of Crisis

May 6, 2020

Historically artists have been at the forefront of cultural and societal issues initiating discussions and pushing boundaries. Art has the ability to create an emotional response, communicate complicated and opposing messages, drive social behaviours and create societal change. It also has the power to inspire communities during uncertain times and the current COVID-19 global pandemic […]

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Palais des congrès de Montréal and MASSIVart expand partnership by launching the Palais Seasons | MASSIVart

Palais des congrès de Montréal and MASSIVart expand partnership by launching the Palais Seasons

February 24, 2020

Palais des congrès de Montréal and MASSIVart are joining forces once again for the Palais Seasons, a series of art installation projects inviting Montrealers to rediscover their convention centre. The new initiative will get started in the month of love, with many bold ideas to be implemented throughout the year to bring a creative buzz […]

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Our Curator’s Picks for AGO Massive Exposure | MASSIVart

Our Curator’s Picks for AGO Massive Exposure

February 20, 2020

MASSIVart collaborates with the Art Gallery of Ontario as Creative Partner for their annual fundraising party which will take place on Thursday April 16 in Toronto! Our team of art curators had the chance to collaborate with the renowned gallery to select these 4 talented artists: Andrew Thomas Huang, Charline Dally, Rihab Essayh and Eli […]

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New Collaboration with the AGO | MASSIVart

New Collaboration with the AGO

January 30, 2020

MASSIVart joins forces with the Art Gallery of Ontario as a Creative Partner for their annual fundraising party AGO Massive, which will take place on Thursday April 16 in Toronto! Our team of art curators had the chance to collaborate with the renowned gallery to select 4 artists that will be unveiled very soon. Together […]

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Our Founder is a “Creative Revolutionary” | MASSIVart

Our Founder is a "Creative Revolutionary"

January 23, 2020

Philippe Demers, MASSIVart’s founder and global creative director, has been recognized as a “Creative Revolutionary who has lead the way for positive change” by CODAworx this week! MASSIVart has been included in their list of 25 leaders who have taken a stand through their artwork creations and the spaces they transform.   “Representing a new […]

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Bringing Burning Man’s creativity to the streets of Shanghai | MASSIVart

Bringing Burning Man's creativity to the streets of Shanghai

November 28, 2019

As a part of a Public Art festival in the shopping centre Ruihong xintiandi Hall of the Moon in Shanghai, we worked with Beijing Modernsky Culture on a multimedia installation project. We collaborated with artist Christopher Schardt and Building180 agency to produce this large-scale outdoor immersive installation. Constellation is a star-shaped canopy of 5,400 LED […]

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Entering the Japanese art scene with a bang | MASSIVart

Entering the Japanese art scene with a bang

November 20, 2019

MASSIVart has worked in partnership with Chromatic and UltraSuperNew Gallery as well as FRAMED* and MUTEK JP to produce a digital exhibition featuring amazing video artworks by Canadian artist Sabrina Ratté and Japanese artist Yoshi Sodeoka. We are proud of this cultural exchange between these talented Japanese and Canadian artists! The exhibition took place December […]

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Meet Our New Global CEO! | MASSIVart

Meet Our New Global CEO!

October 7, 2019

Alejandro Cardoso, former Executive Chairman of Publicis LATAM, has been appointed as the Global CEO & Managing Partner MASSIVart Latin America. With 25+ years experience, Cardoso is considered one of the most influential advertising personalities in Latin America, he left his position in June to join the leadership team at MASSIVArt. Read the press release. […]

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We won Environmental/Signage Design Award from Applied Arts Magazine 🍾 | MASSIVart

We won Environmental/Signage Design Award from Applied Arts Magazine 🍾

August 27, 2019

Since 1992, the Applied Arts Awards have been an internationally recognized standard for creative excellence. It’s the only Canadian competition that recognizes the work of both professionals and students across the visual communications spectrum – covering everyone from image-makers to advertising creatives, marketing gurus to graphic designers. We won an award with Iregular, Ædifica & […]

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Meet Maxim, Our New CFO! | MASSIVart

Meet Maxim, Our New CFO!

July 29, 2019

We interviewed Maxim Céré-Marcoux , the new CFO of MASSIVart. 1. Tell us a little about your background and past work experience? I am born and raised in Montreal and studied accounting at Concordia University, after which I obtained by CPA title and left to work in San Francisco for a few years. I have […]

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Making diversity count | MASSIVart

Making diversity count

July 5, 2019

MASSIVart is looking for artists, creators and professionals working in the digital sector. We are currently developing a directory to support more inclusive organizational practices and cultural diversity. This directory aims to provide a platform for professionals of the digital sector from visible minorities* through which they can be contacted for potential projects and job […]

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Bed-In For Peace | MASSIVart

Bed-In For Peace

June 5, 2019

  This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Bed-in, John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s iconic performance to promote peace that took place at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal. MASSIVart worked with the prestigious 5-star hotel and Sid Lee Architecture to curate a unique experience for the famous Suite 1742 where John Lennon […]

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A Heartwarming Story! | MASSIVart

A Heartwarming Story

May 23, 2019

Our team has always believed in the power of art to transform spaces and this story shows it can change lives too! Kian Nojoumian, a talented 16 year old pianist who recently moved to Canada without his piano found joy in the new public pianos we recently installed at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal. […]

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MASSIVart Expertise on the Arts Selection Committee of Burning Man | MASSIVart

Canadian Expertise on the Arts Selection Committee of Burning Man

April 27, 2018

Philippe Demers, CEO & Founding Partner of MASSIVart sits on the global arts grants jury for the renowned desert festival. MASSIVart CEO & Founding Partner, Philippe Demers, was invited to be a part of the Burning Man Arts global grants committee for the renowned festival that takes place annually in the desert of Nevada, USA. […]

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