Bio

FR
Je suis une artiste qui tisse, tricote et noue des liens entre le virtuel et le matériel. Ce qui me motive à créer est le désir de montrer une autre approche aux fibres et textiles que celle proposée dans notre société de consommation.

Je fusionne les technologies de fabrication manuelles, traditionnelles et industrielles comme outils d'expression artistique car elles sont reliées aux mêmes produits manufacturés et aux visuels qui nous entourent. Ma pratique artistique est motivée par la volonté profonde de sensibiliser les êtres humains à des coutumes de notre culture qui passent inaperçues mais qui conditionnent notre vie. J’espère ainsi éveiller à des nouvelles façons de voir le monde et partager des moments d’émerveillement qui nous libèreraient momentanément du quotidien.

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EN
I am an artist weaving, knitting, knotting and threading links between virtual and material. What motivates me to create is the desire to show a different approach to the use of fibre and textiles than what consumer society offers.

I use design, craft and tailoring techniques as tools for artistic expression because they are an intricate part of the production process of the manufactured products and visuals that surrounds us. My artistic practice is motivated by a deep desire to raise awareness to customs of our culture that go unnoticed but which condition our lives. I hope to awaken new ways of seeing the world and share moments of wonder that would free us momentarily from everyday life.



CV / Resume

EXHIBITION AND SHOWS

2019
The Very Fibre of Our Being, Neighbourhood Gallery, Toronto, Canada

The Textile Show, Gerrard Art Space, Toronto, Canada

Finding Solace in a Landscape, Neighbourhood Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Hanging by Threads / Ne Tenir qu’à des fils, DesignTO Festival ’19, Toronto, Canada

2018
The Textile Show, Gerrard Art Space, Toronto, Canada

2017
Photophobia Contemporary Moving Image Festival, Art Gallery of Hamilton & Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, Canada

50/50 Juried Art Exhibition, QUEEN GALLERY, Toronto, Canada

The Home Show, Gerrard Art Space, Toronto, Canada

2016
F.A.T. Fashion Art Toronto 2016, Toronto, Canada

2014
F.A.T. Fashion Art Toronto 2014, Toronto, Canada

2013
“C’est pas mon genre” Biennale internationale Design Saint-Étienne, France

2012
“C’est pas mon genre” Museum For Angevandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

2011
Solo exhibition, Lisbon Design Biennale, Fabrica do Braço de Prata, Portugal

Collective exhibition Fashionclash Maastricht, The Netherlands

2010
Appropriate Materials, Dutch Design Week, Schellens Fabriek, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2007
“Quebec is fashionably late” Musée de la Mode (MoMu), Antwerp, Belgium


HONOUR AND AWARDS

2019 Visual and Craft Artists grant from the Ontario Arts Council

2016 Artist in Education grant from the Ontario Arts Council

2016 Nomination for Ontario Arts Foundation Artist Educator Award

2015 Artist in Education grant from the Ontario Arts Council

2015 Visual and Craft Artists grant from the Ontario Arts Council

2014 Artist in Education grant from the Ontario Arts Council

2011 Finalist Jovens Criadores, Portugal

2006 Scholarship from the Fondation de la mode de Montréal, Canada


LECTURE / ARTIST TALKS

2018 Panelist “UnCommon”, John B Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2018 Mots et mondes, Annex Art Centre, Toronto, Canada

2016 Manifold Speaker Series, Subtle Technologies, Textile Museum of Canada

2010 Pecha Kucha Lisbon Night, Portugal


CURATORIAL WORK

2018 La troisième langue / The Third Tongue, Le Labo, Toronto


JUROR

2019 Juror, Artistes en milieu communautaire et scolaire – projets, Ontario Arts Council

2015 Juror, Artistes visuels et métiers d’art (Francophone Arts), Ontario Arts Council


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017 - 2018 Professor part-time, Collège Boréal, Toronto, Canada
Multimedia design. Introduction to the creation and conceptualisation
of digital image and animation.

2014 - 2017 Artist Educator, Viamonde, CSDCCS, TDSB, Toronto and Whitby, Canada.
Prepare and conduct a series of workshops for youth Grade 1 to 12. The workshops have the objective of linking the arts with other subjects from the curriculum like maths and language.

2013 - pres. Adobe Illustrator Instructor
Le Labo, Toronto’s Francophone Media Arts Centre

2006 - 2008 Teacher assistant - Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) Canada.
Courses title: Trend Research and Introduction to design


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2020 - pres. Codirector, Le Labo, Toronto’s Francophone Media Arts Centre, Canada

2016 - 2019 Programming manager, Le Labo, Toronto’s Francophone Media Arts Centre, Canada

2012 - 2016 Communications and outreach coordinator, Le Labo, Toronto’s Francophone Media Arts Centre, Canada

2012 Graphic designer, Engine Room creative inc, Toronto, Canada

2011 Creative director and designer, Massimo Conti, Sintra, Portugal

2010 Exhibition design and production
Appropriate Material, Dutch Design Week, The Netherlands

2009 Production assistant, Designhuis, Design Museum, The Netherlands

2007 Assistant stylist, Trend Union, Trend Agency, Paris, France


EDUCATION

2010 Master in Design IM Conceptual Design in Context, Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE) The Netherlands

2008 Bachelor in Fashion Design, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) Canada

2001 Bachelor in Graphic Design, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) Canada

OTHER TRAINING

2015 Resolume VJ and video mapping, Le Labo, Toronto

2014 Learning Through the Arts, Foundations, Royal Conservatory of Canada, Toronto

2013 Arduino, Le Labo, Toronto

2006 Textile surface techniques, Centre de Recherche et Impression Textile de Montréal


CURATORIAL ESSAYS AND TEXTS

La troisième langue / The Third Tongue, Le Labo, Toronto, 2018

Reis, Carolina. (2011, October). WEAROUT. Ascensor, #1 vol. 1.
A five page editorial on WEAROUT, a conceptual project about wearables and movement.
Art Magazine with Portuguese, English and Spanish texts distributed in Galleries and Museums.


PUBLISHED WORK ON PRINTED MEDIA

Exhibition’s catalogue “C’est pas mon genre !” About Women - Design from France
Curators Marc Monjou and Rodolphe Doigniaux, 2013 - French and English texts

Festival Catalogue, “USELESS” Experimenta Design 2011
Lisbon Design Biennale Catalogue - Portuguese and English texts

Exhibition catalogue “Jovens Criadores 2010” Clube Português de Artes e Ideias, Lisbon, Portugal.

Bourassa, Lise. (April 17-24 2008). Zoom sur nos designer de demain. Voir, vol. 22 # 16.

Kutlu, Nadielle. (April 24 2008). La relève à l’affiche. La Presse, cahier mode, 3-4.


AFFILIATIONS

CRAFT ONTARIO

CARFAC Canadian Artists’ Representation / Le Front des artistes canadiens


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