Geneviève Cadieux (born 17 July 1955 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian artist.
She received her BA in Visual Arts from University of Ottawa.
- Concordia University, 1991 – present;
- Guest professor, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, 1994;
- École nationale des beaux-arts in Grenoble, 1996;
Cadieux has said "Teaching is something temporary. It takes too much of my time. It is very demanding. My work slows down because of these courses,” (Translation from French by Karine Charbonneau, "Geneviève Cadieux ou comment vivre pour l'art").
Cadieux’s early career was mainly in film photography. Her 1989 work, Hear Me With Your Eyes, was featured at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and consisted of large-scale photographic prints of a woman displaying sexually evocative facial expressions.
Over time, Cadieux’s work has shifted to integrating video and audio content, such as her Broken Memory, installed at Galerie Rene Blouin, Montreal, in the fall of 2005. The piece employed glass sculpture representative of the human body and a recorded reading of a 17th Century poem by Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz.
A notable video work by Cadieux was included as the inaugural piece of the 2002 The 59th Minute: Video Art on the Times Square Astrovision, an undertaking by Creative Time and Panasonic wherein the 59th minute of each hour of the day saw an artistic image in place of regular programming. Cadieux’s Portrait celebrated the regeneration and renewal of spring, featuring footage of a solitary tree, a lonely survivor of the 1998 ice storm in Montreal.
One of Cadieux's most prominent works is her 1992 piece La Voie lactée, a photograph of a woman's red lips displayed on the rooftop of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. It has since become an icon of Montréal. In 2011, a sister piece, La Voix lactée, was commissioned by the Société de transport de Montréal as a gift for the Paris Metro, in exchange for the Hector Guimard Parisian metro entrance at Square-Victoria-OACI station. Based on the theme of the French language binding France and Quebec, it features a mosaic reproduction of La Voie lactée, accompanied by a poem by Anne Hébert. It was installed at Saint-Lazare station.
- Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, Canada
- Musée départemental d'art contemporain, Rochechouart, France
- Museum Van Hadendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium
- Pittsburg Center for the Arts, Pittsburg, PA, United States
- The São Paulo Biennial, Brazil, 1987
- The Sydney Biennial, Australia, 1988 and 1990
- The Venice Biennial, Italy, 1990
- Tate Gallery, London, 1995
- Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida, 1998
- The Montreal Biennial, Canada, 2000
- Musée des beaux-arts de Montreal, Canada, 2000
- In 1993, she was the subject of a major retrospective at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
- Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
- She is a winner of the 2011 Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts.
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- http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com – The Canadian Encyclopedia Online
- http://www.creativetime.org – Creative Time
- http://www.galeriereneblouin.com – Galerie Rene Blouin
- http://www.macm.org – Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal
- http://www.mmfa.qc.ca – Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
- http://www.belkin-gallery.ubc.ca – Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery