About the Artist
Québec Interdisciplinary artist Raphaëlle de Groot undertakes collaborative, process-based projects with individuals and communities that probe human experience.
In 2013 she performed during the opening days of the Venice Biennale and the ensuing film Raphaëlle de Groot à Venise, produced by Galerie de l’UQAM, was shown across Canada as part of the exhibition Material Girls (Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina). A second significant book on de Groot’s work (The Summit Meetings) was published by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery (SAAG), the Art Gallery of Windsor and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec in 2016. She is a recipient of the Sobey Art Award (2012), the Prix Graff (2011), and the Pierre-Ayot Prize (2006).
The national project LandMarks 2017 aims to celebrate monumental landmark projects and predominant national narratives linked to chosen historic sites across Canada’s National Parks. One of our objectives in this course is to consider the idea of ‘marking’ and what it means to make a mark. In studio we will experiment with ideas of (un)marking, the trace erasure as a mark, and the resonance of absence.
This unique course, offered in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canada, is part of a national curriculum formulated under the auspices of LandMarks, a nationwide project to celebrate the arts. Students will be engaged in the production of individual art works as well as supporting the production of art commissions by established artists connected to the project. In the spirit of LandMarks, students enrolled in the course will be connected to colleagues from Visual Arts, Music, and Fine Arts faculties from throughout the nation.
Dans le cadre des célébrations du 150e anniversaire du Canada, ce séminaire/atelier s’inscrit dans le volet pédagogique du grand projet Repères/Landmarks auquel participe dix universités canadiennes en partenariat avec six commissaires et une dizaine d’artistes établis en vue de réaliser un grand évènement national.