CAROLINE MONNET:
CREATURA DADA // MOBILIZE

JANUARY 17 - APRIL 17, 2020

College Art Gallery 2

curator, Leah Taylor

OPENING RECEPTIONFRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 7PM

 

The solo exhibition presents two major video works, 
Mobilize and Creatura Dada, from Canadian artist Caroline Monnet. Mobilize takes us on an exhilarating journey from the far north to the urban south. Over every landscape, in all conditions, everyday life flows with strength, skill and extreme competence. The fearless polar punk rhythms of Tanya Tagaq’s Uja underscore the perpetual negotiation between the modern and traditional by a people always moving forward. Mobilize was commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada to address Indigenous identity and representation by reworking material in the NFB’s archives.

In Creatura Dada six powerful native women gather up to celebrate a new beginning and the end of the world as we know it. Produced with the participation of Alanis Obomsawin, Nadia Myre, Swaneige Bertrand, Nahka Bertrand, Emilie Monnet, Caroline Monnet, and Stefan St-Laurent, Creatura Dada was directed by Caroline Monnet and commissioned by Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (2016).

 

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About the Artist

Caroline Monnet is a multidisciplinary artist from Outaouais, Quebec. She studied in Sociology and Communication at the University of Ottawa (Canada) and the University of Granada (Spain) before pursuing a career in visual arts and films. Her work has been programmed internationally at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), TIFF (CAN), Sundance (US), Aesthetica (UK), Palm Springs (USA), Cannes Film Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art (Montréal), Arsenal Contemporary NY, Axenéo7 (Gatineau), Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff), Division Gallery (Montréal) and the National Art Gallery (Ottawa). In 2016, she was selected for the prestigious Cinéfondation residency in Paris. Her work is included in numerous collections including Quebec Museum of Fine Arts, National Art Gallery, RBC Royal Bank, and Museum of Contemporary Art Montréal. Current exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial and the Toronto Biennale of Art 2019. She is based in Montréal and represented by Division Gallery.