"She sees the photographic image as a luminous scar on film."
Montreal artist Geneviève Cadieux works primarily on the production of large-scale photographs and installations. These works explore the representation of the human body and define landscape as a place where body and spirit meet.
Cadieux sees the body as a sensitive surface that records the traces of time and suffering, and she sees the photographic image as a luminous scar on film. She is also interested in the ways in which art integrates into an urban environment – its visibility, the effect it has on citizens, and the way that it marks and identifies a place. Cadieux is associate professor in studio arts at Concordia University.
Nomination statement by Marie Fraser and Josée Bélisle, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal