Geneviéve Cadieux

 Geneviéve Cadieux, artist (b at Montréal 17 July 1955.) Her work has mainly dealt with the medium of photography through large-scale photographic pieces, sculpture or installations. She is concerned with the question of the body as the locus of an intersection between the private and the public domains. Often, family members have served as models in her photographic works. Perception, identity, empathy and human suffering are some of the existential questions examined by the artist in abstract as well as figurative modes.

Cadieux has represented Canada in 3 major international biennials: Venice (1990), where she devised a seminal installation at the Canadian Pavilion, Sydney (1988, 1990), and Sao Paulo (1987). She has been invited to participate in major group exhibitions since 1985 and has had many national and international solo exhibitions. The most important of these have been at the Musée départemental d'art contemporain, Rochechouart, France, the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium, the MUSÉE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN, DE MONTRÉAL, the Tate Gallery, London, England, and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. She was recipient of the DAAD program in Berlin in 1993 and has been guest professor at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris (1994) as well as the École nationale des beaux-arts in Grenoble, France (1996.) In 2011 she was a recipient of the Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts.