PHI Contemporary: a new cultural anchor and architectural landmark for art and public life


Just after fifteen several years of daring, avant-garde and innovative programming, PHI begins a new chapter with the transformation of four heritage buildings with the intention of converting these web pages into a new and expanded long-lasting cultural location underneath the banner of PHI Present-day. 

MONTREAL, April 29, 2022 (Globe NEWSWIRE) —


Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the PHI Foundation (2007, formerly DHC/Art), has been dedicated to the presentation of reducing-edge contemporary artwork by earth-class artists by means of significant exhibitions, a dynamic public software and a progressive education plan. The PHI Centre (2012), celebrating its 10th anniversary, has championed initiatives at the crossroads of artwork, cinema, audio, digital actuality and augmented reality, checking out new territories of storytelling by producing installations knowledgeable by new media, while PHI Studio (2019), the third entity of PHI’s ecosystem, develops innovative exhibitions and fascinating immersive ordeals presented [at world-class venues] internationally.

PHI Up to date

Opening its doorways in 2026, the 6 900 m2 (somewhere around) building will be an establishment focused to discovering the contemporary by means of public engagement with art and lifestyle. As a response to a escalating need for room to interact with PHI’s a variety of audiences and artists, the project will consolidate the complete breadth of PHI’s community cultural present below a single roof. Now divided involving the PHI Basis and the PHI Centre, PHI Present-day will develop an open up place for the community to engage with its multi-dimensional presentation of art, discourse and artistic practices. 

At PHI Up to date, carefully and critically curated exhibitions will meet up with vanguard will work from burgeoning inventive territories, permitting PHI to thoroughly check out the emergent synergies and curatorial chances they stand for. This new cultural landmark will have interaction with neighborhood communities including long run inhabitants in the quickly evolving East-close of Previous Montreal, furthermore drawing in audiences from abroad, due to vacationer populations viewing the town, as very well as PHI’s at any time-increasing creative network. 

PHI Contemporary is a scarce and thrilling option for us to continue our dedication to the relevance of art in community life by giving considerably expanded public areas to acquire, experience and commune with some of the most compelling art and evolving inventive tactics from here and close to the entire world.
-Phoebe Greenberg, Founder and Chief Artistic Officer, PHI

The new job will present a purpose-developed space of the greatest architectural high quality that will allow for PHI to maintain its give on many ranges cultural, technological, environmental, social and financial, while building a important contribution to civic life for both neighborhood inhabitants and visitors from the relaxation of Quebec, Canada and overseas.
-Eric Albert, Main Government Officer, PHI

The website

From the Pre-speak to era to the Colonization period, the internet site of PHI Present-day has been one particular of strategic and symbolic importance, rife with a lineage of protagonists that played significant roles in the evolution of the town. Positioned at the intersection of Bonsecours and Saint-Paul streets in the historic district of Montreal — Previous Montreal, — the site of PHI Modern (previously the Auberge Pierre-Du-Calvet) is composed of an amalgamation of 4 historic buildings that date to the 18th century and a significant adjacent large amount. In direct proximity to the Bonsecours Industry (1847) and the Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel (1675) – the two storied landmarks of the town and its heritage.

Intercontinental Architecture Competition 

On August 26, 2021, PHI launched an Global Architecture Competition for the layout of PHI Present-day. The phone for candidature elicited 65 entries from globe-course architectural firms from 14 nations around the world, from which 11 ended up picked to compete. The levels of competition is now in its second phase with 5 finalists to present their architectural proposals for the venture. 

On July 15th, 2022, the jury will announce the opposition laureat, who will go after the ongoing progress of the successful proposal in partnership with PHI and the project’s stakeholders. 

General public Shows

On Might 2nd, 2022, 11h-14h EST, just about every of the finalist architects will present their architectural thought for PHI Modern to the jury in the kind of a community virtual occasion. As an expression of PHI’s motivation to transparency and the imaginative process, the community at big is invited to witness this initial unveiling of proposals. 

Access to the event through the pursuing zoom webinar connection*:
* simultaneous translation into French, English, ASL and QSL is obtainable via zoom

Or via live stream*:
* no translations will be broadcast in the are living stream variation

If you have any inquiries, you should speak to: [email protected]


This bold challenge is created probable, in part, thanks to the fiscal assist of the Federal government of Canada and the Federal government of Quebec. PHI is very pleased to companion in the  security and enhancement of Montreal’s heritage even though contributing a cultural anchor and architectural landmark for long term generations. This contribution and guidance is as a result of the Cultural Infrastructure Improvement Aid Application.


Established and directed by Phoebe Greenberg in Montreal, PHI is a multidisciplinary creative hub positioned at the crossroads of art, movie, audio, design and style and technological know-how. Centered on the art and audiences of currently and tomorrow, the organization handles a vary of radical suggestions by concentrating on collective experience, social responsibility and audience participation.

PHI encompasses the PHI Centre, the PHI Studio, artist-in-home programs and the PHI Foundation for Up to date Artwork. Many thanks to an eclectic software and a predilection for the creation of articles, PHI encourages unanticipated encounters in between artists and audiences.

General public REL
Myriam Achard
Chief, New Media Partnerships and PR
Tel.: 514 779-8868 • [email protected] 

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