From commissioning

Burbs to Banlieues

Burbs to Banlieues

Burbs to Banlieues is a Franco-Canadian multi-year project that takes place in the suburbs of Paris and Toronto. It explores links and differences between territories marked by layers of histories and dreams, in geographies where significant colonial histories and current immigration come into play. The project offers artists based in Canada and in France a context to develop new artworks in the other country. Their works will result from a series of residencies.

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On The Road


*Project cancelled for lack of temporary Canadian visa*

See substitute project produced in Cuba in the Fall 2016: Indian Summer Diary: I love Canada, Canada, love me!

From Cuba to Canada and the USA

Artist residency - Summer/Fall 2016: Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara

Curated by: Catherine Sicot

The Call by Olivier Bosson (Facing: the stories of others. 2017/18/19)

Casting in Markham 2017

Film project based in Makham (Ontario, Canada)

Hors Pistes, Centre Pompidou, Paris - January 24 and 27, 2018 (Facing: The story of Others)

Otro Tratado Phiphi

Hors Pistes (Centre Pompidou) and Elegoa Cultural Productions present:

Presentation/performance by Wanda Nanibush,
Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara and Yanelys Nunez Leyva

January 24 and 27 at Le Centre Pompidou (Paris)

Tout-Monde: Markham - Call for Proposals

Elegoa Cultural Productions and the Varley Art Gallery of Markham present:
The commission of 6 projects to Toronto and GTA filmmakers and visual artists to be presented in an exhibition
in the fall of 2019. Deadline for proposals: November 9, 2018 

Elegoa call for proposals

Photo credits: City of Markham


La Primavera del Amor

Elegoa Cultural Productions and Programme Hors-Pistes (Centre Pompidou)

Commissioning, artistic direction and co-production

Cuban and international partners and funders (see list below)


La Primavera del Amor is a platform for artistic development and production, international and local networking, and community outreach in Havana and suburbs curated by Catherine Sicot launched in the spring of 2014.

Instituto de Invierno (The Winter Institute)

January 3 to February 28, 2015
San Agustín, La Lisa (Havana, Cuba)
A 2-month workshop and lecture series culminating in a series of public performances

MAC/SAN (Museo de arte contemporaneo de San Agustin, Cuba)


The project MAC/SAN is a prototype dedicated to contemporary art practices in the public realm, a two-week ephemeral museum that featured 11 site-specific artworks and projects—most of them participatory—by Cuban and international artists. 

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Indian Summer Diary: Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara (La Primavera del amor 2016)

A 10 day Canadian visa sublimation project on Facebook (a travel in Canada.... filmed in Havana), with it ups and downs........

Indian Summer Diary: I love Canada, Canada, love me! 
Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara's trip to Canada. 
September 28/October 9, 2016

Journal de bord d'un été indien : Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara (La Primavera del amor 2016)

10 jours de projet sur Facebook, pour sublimer un refus de visa d'entrée au Canada (un voyage au Canada... filmé à La Havane), avec ses hauts et ses bas...

Indian Summer Diary: I love Canada, Canada, love me! 
Le voyage de Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara au Canada. 
28 Septembre / 9 Octobre 2016

Staging Residence

Staging Residence

Staging Residence is a youth-theater-based project that unfolds over two years and involves youth groups across Ontario in exploring social justice through theatre. It deals with issues of territory and identity. The geographical focus is on marginalized communities and remote territories in the Georgian Bay area. The artistic team is developing and currently includes theater director Serge Sàndor. The conceptualization of the project also benefited from the contribution of theater director Jennifer H. Capraru.

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