HTMlles Festival

Since 1997 Ada X has produced HTMlles, a feminist festival of media arts and digital culture, in collaboration with artist-run centers, arts organizations and research clusters in Montreal and abroad. Bringing together artists, theorists and activists, each edition explores topical sociopolitical issues through a series of exhibitions, lectures, performances and workshops. More info at

Past editions: 2018 | 2016 | 2014 | 2012 | 2010 | 2007 | 2005 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | 1997



Rock, paper, smartphone: create new worlds with art and tech

25 September 2021

educational activities festival
Saturday, September 25th, 2021 *time slots available every 45 minutes: 1 pm / 1:45 pm / 2:30 pm / 3:15 pm Saturday, October 9th, 2021 *time slots available every 45 minutes: 10am / 10:45am / 11:30am / 12pm At Ada X A guided exhibition visit and educational… Read More

Matières à relations – Related Matters

16 September 2021

exhibition festival
From September 16th to October 16th, 2021 Tuesday to Saturday, 12pm – 5pm, Thursdays until 7pm At Ada X Please reserve a spot via this link (one reservation per bubble / group of people). Masks are mandatory. Bring your own headphones. Presented as part of the… Read More

Pas d’apparat corps

14 October 2021

discussion festival performance
Filmed performance + discussion with Calla Durose-Moya and Guillaume Vallée, moderated by Kim-Sanh Châu Thursday October 14th, 2021 7 pm – 8 pm Online | Register via this link Pas d’apparat corps is a multidisciplinary performance first created for livestreaming, and incorporating dance, video, Super8, and… Read More

Take Heed: Mental Health and Wearable Development

2 December 2020

festival presentation
Presented by Technoculture, Art and Game Artist Talk with Alessia Signorino, Isabelle Charette, Amélie Charbonneau, and Nina Parenteau Wednesday, December 2, at 3pm Online | More details to come Take Heed tunes in to how different individuals experience mental distress and neurodivergence. Interacting via… Read More


27 November 2020

discussion festival workshop
Presented by Moving Image Research Lab (McGill) With Olivia McGilchrist, Ivetta Sunyoung Kang, Émilie Morin et Nadège Grebmeier Forget Moderated by Alanna Thain Friday, November 27, 12:30pm – 2pm Online | Register here Today, we find ourselves herded into online spaces such as Zoom with… Read More

Faced with the turmoil of ecological urgency, slowness and sustainability as a mode of production and creation

26 November 2020

discussion festival
Roundtable Thursday, November 26, 12pm – 1:30pm Moderator: Ariane Plante Speakers: Alice Jarry, Asa Perlman, Adam Basanta, Vanessa Mardirossian, Alex Bachmayer, Maria Checkhanovich, Matthew Halpenny, Philippe Vandal, PK Langshaw Online (more details to come) Today, ecological concerns are addressed by a growing number of contemporary artists and institutions,… Read More

Dismantling Your Electronics

25 November 2020

educational activities festival
Presented by Ada X as part of the HTMlles festival Dismantling Your Electronics | Lou Fozin Workshop Wednesday, November 25, 5 pm – 7 pm Online (Zoom + Mural) | Registration at Designed for teens and young adults, this trading-game based online workshop encourages… Read More


21 November 2020

discussion festival workshop
Presented by OBORO as part of the HTMlles Festival  With Sophia Borowska, Kelly Thompson, Alice Jarry Workshop + discussion Friday, November 21, from 11am to 2pm Online via zoom Registration here before November 19:  Do you have drawers full of broken electronics and mis-matched… Read More

We are planets

19 November 2020

festival workshop
Presented by TAG With Nathalie Dubois Thursday, November 19th, 2 pm – 4 pm On Zoom | Register here: Participants will have to pick up workshop materials at Ada X in advance, Tuesday 17 or Wednesday 18, between 10am and 5pm. This workshop… Read More

An Artist’s Almanac

13 November 2020

discussion festival
Presented by Feminist Media Studio An Artist’s Almanac With Suzanne Kite, Alisha B. Wormsley, Lindsay Nixon, Lupe Pérez Roundtable Friday, November 13, 17pm – 19pm Online: This public roundtable hosted by Suzanne Kite brings collaborators and co-conspirators of the Artist’s… Read More

Green Gazing

7 November 2020

festival presentation workshop
Presented by Ada X  With Ashley Bowa + Lesley Marshall Saturday, November 7, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Online | Register here: Join us for meditative movement and guided reflection on our relationship to living things with a plant-inspired audio soundscape and visuals. Followed… Read More