Puredomo - Photo by Bianca Boswell.jpeg

Puredomo AKA Dorothy Mombrun

Dorothy Mombrun is an art director, photographer, cultural facilitator and podcaster based in Montreal, Quebec.
 
The Haitian-Canadian artist began photography in 2016. Mombrun likes to compliment her subjects – very often black women and femmes–with bold colours and vibrant contrasts of shadow and light. This artistic signature comes to her from a long journey towards accepting her identity as a black woman in her environment, Dorothy Mombrun believes in the importance of presenting black femininity in a way that uplifts her people and demystifies negative images conveyed by the media. 

Her bold artistic signature allowed her to curate her first exhibition, Aynalem: l'Oeil du Monde at the Centre d'Art Diane Dufresne in early 2022. Following this exhibition, Mombrun is now diving into the world of cultural mediation and now facilitates conversations about art and activism through a Black and intersectional lens.

In 2020, Mombrun Co-founded the art collective, Atelier Ali, with two colleagues. They created this art collective to democratize access to artistic resources and creative networks in the Montreal creative scene. Atelier Ali aims to connect emerging QTBIPOC artists together through artistic projects and events. 
 
Dorothy Mombrun is also the co-host of the french literary podcast Mots-à-Mots and of That Feminist Podcast. 

She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Art in the faculty of journalism at Concordia University.  

Event Hosting:
2022
Rendez-vous des Bibliothèques Publiques du Québec
2022 Festival de littérature jeunesse de montréal 

 
TALKS
2022 Mediation Culturelle, Lundi public 
2022 ARTivism, The Decolonial Perspectives and Practices Hub 
2022 Aynalem, l'Oeil du Monde, Le Montreal Africain 
2022 Q'en penses-tu, CIBL 
2022 Aynalem: L'Oeil du Monde, Néo Québec
2022 Le Bulletin, TVRM 
2022 Haïti autrement, CIBL
2021: interview, Créalab

EXHIBITIONS
2022 Aynalem: l'Oeil du Monde co-curated with Hilary Etomo Mba
2020 Réalités Composées, Sandra Djina Ravalia