Visual Voice Gallery presents contemporary art exhibitions which create a connection between art and science.
Our aim is to disrupt the artificial separation between the arts and the sciences to stimulate curiosity, and exploration.
Our exhibitions, lectures, workshops, residencies, and collaborative research projects are designed to inspire, spark discussion, and foster a profound appreciation for the natural world.
Established in 2007, Visual Voice Gallery initially served as a launching pad for young talent. In its early history the gallery was a curated rental space where emerging artists could advance their careers and mid-career artists could take their work into a new direction. In 2012 the gallery started to represent a small number of mid-career artists from Canada, Germany, and Mexico.
Over the span of seven years Visual Voice Gallery hosted art exhibitions as well as contemporary dance performances, musical gigs from harp to punk rock, art history lectures, workshops, as well as a film festival.
In fall 2014 the gallery changed its mandate to focus on presenting exhibitions which fuse art and science.
Bettina Forget is a visual artist, gallery owner, art educator, and researcher living and working in Montreal. She founded Visual Voice Gallery in 2007 and has directed the gallery ever since.
In 2018 she joined the Convergence – Perceptions in Neuroscience Initiative as Director of Fine Art, and since 2016 Bettina is the art/science researcher for the SETI Institute’s Artist-in-Residence program.
Bettina’s creative work a focuses on space sciences, inspired by her avid engagement with amateur astronomy. She has exhibited her artwork in the USA, Canada, Germany, Iceland, Singapore, and Nicaragua.
Born in Germany, Bettina has studied at Central St-Martins School of Art in London, England and at Curtin University in Perth, Australia and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Art Education at Concordia University, Canada. Her research project examines the recontextualization of art and science, and how women and girls may connect to STEM subjects through art.