Caroline Gagné Publication Launch
We are pleased to welcome you to our spaces for the launch of the publication Caroline Gagné: Donner corps à l’insaisissable, on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition Clairières, on September 10 at 5 pm!
Published by OBORO, Donner corps à l’insaisissable/Embodying the Intangible offers a retrospective look at the career of Quebec artist Caroline Gagné, whose practice is nourished by the tension between the fascination of digital media and the inescapable necessity of dealing with the materiality of things. The artist co-wrote a foreword with Tamar Tembeck, OBORO’s artistic director and co-director of the publication. The essays are signed by Viviane Paradis, Nathalie Bachand and Valérie Litalien.
Caroline Gagné lives and works in Quebec City and Saint-Jean-Port-Joli. She holds a bachelor’s degree in visual arts (1998) and an interdisciplinary master’s degree in art with distinction (2012) from Université Laval. She has participated, among others, in the Biennale nationale de sculpture contemporaine (Trois-Rivières), the biennale Manif d’art and Mois Multi (Quebec City), festival Temps d’images (Montreal), FIMAV (Victoriaville), and Instants fertiles (Saint-Nazaire, France). Her work has also been shown at Occurrence (Montreal), Stewart Hall Art Gallery (Pointe-Claire), Galerie de l’UQAM (Montreal), Sporobole (Sherbrooke), Stryx Gallery (Birmingham, England), Lieu and VU (Quebec City), and Daïmon (Gatineau). In 2011, the sound installation CARGO earned her an Arts and Culture Award of Excellence from the City of Québec. In 2020, her piece Le bruit des icebergs was acquired by the national collection of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal for inclusion in its permanent collection. Active in her community, she was the artistic director of the artist-run Avatar centre from 2013 to 2019.