Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Recital Hall 12:00 noon February 11, 2009
Since 1997, Raphaëlle de Groot has carried out a polymorphous work employing many artistic mediums – drawing, performance, video, intervention, installation or edition. Her practice evolves from contextual research, situations of encounter and responses to experience. Often involving the participation of specific communities (nuns, blind people, domestic workers, textile workers), her projects explore the potential of art making processes as means to restore hidden or withheld worlds. Her work has been the subject of several solo exhibitions in Canada and abroad, the most recent being Le moment de la déprise (Galerie B-312, Montreal), Chantiers (Le Quartier, France), Il volto interiore (Galleria Z2O–Sara Zanin, Italy) and Raphaëlle de Groot. En exercice (Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal). She has participated in many group shows including Métamorphoses (AK Bank Sanat, Turkey), Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed (MACM, Montreal), Negotiating Us, Here and Now (Leeds City Art Gallery, UK), Just my Imagination (John Labatt Visual Arts Centre, London ON), and “We come in peace...” Histories of the Americas (MACM, Montreal).
Raphaëlle de Groot holds a Master’s degree in visual and media arts from Université du Québec à Montréal. In 2006, she was awarded the Pierre-Ayot Prix d’excellence by the City of Montreal and in 2008 she was finalist for the Sobey Art Award.