An influential figure in Canadian art since the 1980’s, Montreal-based Geneviève Cadieux utilizes theatrical and cinematic tropes to construct photographic works and large-scale installations that examine representations of the human body and the natural landscape. Since 2003, Cadieux has produced multiple large-scale public artworks that redefine the photographic object by employing innovative techniques. The reproduction of the photographic image in a public environment is accomplished through the use of materials that encourage a new sculptural materiality to her work.
In addition to an extensive international exhibition history, Geneviève Cadieux represented Canada at the Venice Biennial in 1990 and was awarded a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2011. She has participated in many prestigious exhibitions, including The 59th Minute: Video Art in Times Square, the Sydney Biennial and the Sao Paulo Biennial. Notable solo exhibitions include: the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, UK), the Institut d’art contemporain (Villeurbanne, France), the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (Antwerp, Belgium), Tate Britain, the Pérez Art Museum Miami, the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC) and the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal. Cadieux is featured in numerous major international public and private collections including: Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, France), National Museum of Modern Art (Kyoto, Japan), Musée d’art contemporain de Rochechouart (France), Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Vancouver Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada.