Centered around the concept of maintenance and acts of cleaning, restoration and repair, Douglas Scholes’ artistic practice is an archaeology of the present and the ordinary.
His work has been exhibited in numerous Canadian institutions, and he has completed residencies at SPACE Studios in London, UK (Canada Council for the Arts), the Banff Centre (Banff, Canada), La Maison Laurentine (Aubepierre-sur-Aube, France), Rad’Art (San Romano, Italy), Imagination Station (Detroit, USA), 3e impérial (Granby, Canada) and AdMare (Magdelen Islands, Canada). Scholes represents one-fifth of the artists’ collective Centre de recherche urbaine de Montréal (CRUM). He lives and works in Montréal.
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).