From January 28 2012 to January 29 2012
OPEN STUDIO FOR 2011 PRIX POWERHOUSE RECIPIENT
AUDE MOREAU, montréal
Open studio January 28 and 29, 2012
Artist presentation Saturday, January 28, 3pm
La Centrale will open it’s doors January 28th and 29th, between noon and 5pm, to present the work of Aude Moreau, recipient of the 2011 Prix Powerhouse. This will be a unique occasion for the gallery to host a selection of pieces which document her installation practice and site-specific interventions. Halfway between an exhibition and a studio visit, this event is conceived as a space for exchange, discovery and discussion about the recipient’s work, all in the presence of the artist.
BIO : Aude Moreau lives and works in Montreal. She completed a licence at the Université de Paris 8, before establishing herself in Quebec and pursuing her studies in set design. She holds a masters in visual and media arts at l’Université du Québec à Montréal (2010) and is the recipient of the 2011 Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art. Since 2000, she has developped a body of work that combines her double background in scenography and visual arts. Her first solo exhibition in an artist-run centre was Le fil d’Ariane, which was presented in 2000 at La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse.
The PRIX POWERHOUSE is an award celebrating women* artists who, having reached or passed the mid-stage in their career, continue to contribute in a significant and sustained way to the cultural life of Montréal. The purpose of the prize is to recognise and honour an individual artist of unique vision who pursues her practice with determination and without compromise. The award fits within the mandate of La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, an artist-run centre committed to providing a platform for practices grounded in feminist discourse, gender theory, cultural diversity and multidisciplinarity.
*Women and self-identified women.
photo : Mathieu Fortin