Catherine Boisvenue

Catherine Boisvenue is a visual artist based in Montréal. In the winter of 2016, she participated in the Despina artist residency program, in Rio de Janeiro, and exhibited in the Saara night exhibition. Her work was selected for and exhibited in the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Salon d’Autonme d’Amérique latine in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2017, she participated in the UNPACK STUDIO residency program in Havana, Cuba. In Montréal, she gave a talk on her artistic approach at the Récit Nomade symposium, at UQÀM.

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Artist statement

Project: I’m a magician; I cast spells

I work with painting, involving research that also veers into sculpture and installation. My current project echoes the poetic narrations that I write, texts that are inspired by mythological, shamanistic and animistic universes. My works have the power to communicate and transform inner reality, and adopt the language of the unconscious to address both individual and collective memory and trauma.

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