Biography

Born in 1982, Jacynthe Carrier is an artist from Quebec, whose prac- tice explores, through video and photography, the relationship of the body and the environment. Since 2008, her work has been part of se- veral solo and group exhibits, notably at the 8th Biennale de Québec (MNBAQ), La Triennale Québécoise 2011 (MAC), at the Art Museum, CLARK Centre, MAC VAL, and Galerie 44. Her work has been pre- sented at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and in exhibitions in France, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Her works are included in several private and museum collections. Jacynthe Carrier was nominated for the Sobey Art Award for Quebec in 2017, and received the Prix Pierre-Ayot in 2012 and the Prix Videre Création in 2015. She lives and works in Quebec City.

Jacynthe Carrier composes performative scenes, where body and space meet. Through a practice that is as much about the living as it is about the image, she observes our relationships to the environ- ment, to others, to our ways of living, of creating, of belonging. In her practice, she invites the ephemeral communities she composes to inhabit the places through different forms of physical and symbolic presence. Echoing the multiple ways of inhabiting the territory, be it through more everyday writing or in reference to the history of places, or the fragility of our environments, her performative scenes highlight and explore the power of gesture, presence and living together. From her events, she conceives narratives, creating photographs, videos, and installations that observe, tell, and propel into an imaginary, contemplative space. Her projects are created in dialogue and close collaboration with people, communities, artists, and artists’ collectives.