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Geneviève Cadieux, BFA

Associate Professor, Photography


An influential figure in Canadian art, Geneviève Cadieux uses theatrical and cinematic tropes in combination with advertising strategies to construct poignant photographic works and large-scale installations that test the limits of the medium while addressing the themes of the human body and the landscape in their mutual implication. The focus of numerous solo exhibitions across Canada, the US, Europe and Japan, Cadieux has also represented Canada at the Venice Biennale and participated in prestigious events, such as the 59th Minute: Video Art in Times Square, the Sao Paolo Biennale, the Sidney Biennale. Solo shows include, the Institute of Contemporay Art, London, the Nouveau-Musée de Villeurbane, the  MUKA, Anvers, the Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo, the Musée Départmental de Rochechouart, the Tate Gallery, London, the Miami Art Museum , the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Arts, the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery,Vancouver, the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal and the Americas Society, New York.

Since 2003, Geneviève Cadieux has been producing large-scale photographic public artwork in urban spaces redefining the photographic object, introducing innovative technical expertise.  The transcription of the photographic image outdoors and its sustainable quality is accomplished through the use of materials that induce a new materiality and reality to the work, which through this transformation looses its image status and becomes inscribed within a sculptural and public dimension.
Her work is included in museum collections in Canada, Europe and Asia.
In 2011, Geneviève Cadieux received a Governor general award's in visual and media arts for the excellence of her artistic accomplishments. 


BFA          University of Ottawa, 1977

Areas of expertise

Photography, installation, public art

Research interests

Human body and landscape

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