Isabelle Hayeur is best known for her large-scale photomontages, her videos, and her site-specific installations. She holds a B.F.A (1996) and a M.F.A (2002) from the Université du Québec in Montréal. Her artistic practice is centered on video and large-format photography in which she critiques recent urban and environmental upheavals. Hayeur constantly strives to highlight the ambivalence of our relation to the world.
Isabelle Hayeur’s work has been widely shown throughout Canada, Europe, and the U.S.. Furthermore, she has exhibited in Mexico, Argentina, Turkey, and Japan. She has had solo exhibitions at Le Maillon-Wacken au Hall 3, (2009, Strasbourg, France), the New York Photography Festival 2008 (Brooklyn, US), Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec (2008, Quebec City, Canada), Oakville Galleries (Oakville, Canada), and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts (2004, North Adams, US). Her photographs are found in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (FNAC), the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, the Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec, Oakville Galleries and of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.