Sandra Volny lives and works between Paris and Montréal. She is currently a Ph.D candidate in Sciences, Art and Aesthetics at La Sorbonne University in Paris. She received her practice based Master (MFA) at Concordia University in Montréal, and her Research based Master at La Sorbonne University in Paris.
Volny is a recipient of several residencies and awards for artistic projects and academic excellence, such as a Creation and Exploration Project Grant from the Québec Council for the Arts (2015), a HLC Harvard University Travel Grant (2015), Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant (2015), Conference and Seminar Grant from the School of Doctorate studies (2013-2015), the State of Lower Saxony Program for the Promotion of Young Artist in Sound Art (2012), Study and Research residency grant from Region Île-de-France (2011).
Her work has been presented at local and international venues, such as Centre Clark (Montréal, Canada, 2016), gallery Dazibao (Montréal, CA, 2016), Raumlabor-267 Quartiere für zeitgenössische Kunst und Fotografie (Braunschweig, Germany, 2013), the Darling Foundry (Montréal, 2012), the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery (Montréal, 2011) and Michel Journiac Gallery (Paris, 2010).
Volny has amongst others led workshops, given talks and lectures at international events including Hearing Landscape Critically at Harvard University in Boston, US (2015), Running with Concepts: The Sonic Edition, Blackwood Gallery in Toronto, CA, (2013), the 2nd International Congress on Ambiances at the Canadian Center for Architecture, in Montréal, CA (2012) and Hochschule für Bildende Künste (Master of Fine Arts) Braunschweig. Together with TRIANGULAR she also led talks and workshops at Universidad de Antofagasta (Architecture Faculty), Universidad de Chile (Master of Fine Arts Faculty) and Instituto Chileno Antártico (2015).