Klintberg, Nemer, et les amoureux is an artist duo made up of August Klintberg and Benny Nemer. Actively involved in each others’ solo practices since 2005, we have been collaborating formally since 2012 through a series of participatory actions involving acts of hospitality, floral gift giving, printmaking, and paper wrapping.  The concepts behind our collaborative works surfaced through discussions of overlapping impulses in our individual practices, merging to produce themes, aesthetics, and artistic strategies that we have not explored on our own.  Our work has been exhibited or staged a Le Petit Versailles, New York; Brutto Gusto,  Berlin; The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; Studio XX, Montreal, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, and at a symposium at the Centre for Contemporary Art, in Glasgow.

August Klintberg is an artist who works in the field of art history, and curates exhibitions. He is an Associate Professor at the Alberta University of the Arts. He earned his Ph.D. in Art History at Concordia University in 2013, where he was also an Assistant Professor, LTA. In 2010 he conducted Ph.D. research at Oxford University, St Peter's College, with the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and his doctoral dissertation was nominated for the 2013 Governor-General's Gold Medal. He completed his M.A. at Concordia University (2008), his B.F.A. at the Alberta College of Art & Design (2001), and was an exchange student at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (1999-2000).
    Public and private collections across Canada and in the United States - including the National Gallery of Canada, the Edmonton Arts Council, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts - have acquired his work. His work has recently been shown at the Latitude 53 (Edmonton), Foreman Art Gallery (Sherbrooke), Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina), the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax), the Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton), and the Illingworth Kerr Gallery (Calgary). Other exhibitions featuring his work have taken place at Locust Projects (Miami), the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), AXENÉ07 (Gatineau), the Banff Centre, Centre des arts actuels Skol (Montreal), The Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), and Eastern Edge (St. John's), the Alberta Biennal 2017, and at Fruitmarket Gallery (Scotland). He was shortlisted for the 2013 Sobey Art Award.

Benny Nemer is a multidisciplinary artist, diarist, and researcher based in Paris. His artistic work mediates emotional encounters with musical, botanical, art historical, and queer cultural material, encouraging deep listening and empathic viewing. His work has exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Tiroler Kunstpavillon (Innsbruck), Dazibao Centre de Photographies Actuelles (Montreal), and the Staatsbibliothek (Stuttgart); and numerous group exhibitions including the Frankfurter Kunstverein (Frankfurt), The Power Plant Gallery of Contemporary Art (Toronto), Kunsthallen Nikolaj (Copenhagen), the Schwules Museum (Berlin), and MUCEM (Marseille), among others. His video work has been screened at film and media art festivals across Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and has won awards in Canada, Germany, Poland, and Portugal. His sound and video work is part of the permanent collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna), The Polin Museum for the History of Polish Jews (Warsaw), Thielska Galleriet (Stockholm), and The National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa).
    Nemer completed a practice-led PhD at the Edinburgh College of Art in 2019, where he was part of Cruising the 70s: Unearthing Pre-HIV/AIDS Queer Sexual Cultures, a three-year research project led by art historians, cultural anthropologists, and artists in Germany, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom. He is a postdoctoral researcher at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent, Belgium. Nemer is Rosalie Namer’s grandchild. 

Jeanne Blackburn (she/her) is an emerging art scholar and researcher based in Berlin. She holds a Master’s degree in Art History from Concordia University (Tiohtiá:ke, Montreal, 2022). Her current research explores the intersections of environmental studies, feminism, phenomenology, and new media. She is interested in how aspects of immersion, embodiment, and participation can evoke transformative and decolonial approaches to knowledge and meaning-making in museums and art institutions.