Pasapkedjiniwong: The River That Passes Through The Rocks
John Hampton, Léuli Eshrāghi, Joi T Arcand, Caroline Monnet A conversation from the curators and artists in Pasapkedjinawong exhibition which […]
Caroline Monnet (Anishinaabe/French) is a multidisciplinary currently based in Montréal, Quebec. She studied 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), Whitney Biennial (NY), Toronto Biennale of Art (CAN), Museum of Contemporary Art (Montréal), and the National Art Gallery (Ottawa). Her work is included in numerous collections including Quebec Museum of Fine Arts, National Art Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art Montréal. Recent exhibitions include the Schirn Kunsthalle (Frankfurt), the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum Michigan State University (USA), and a solo show at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art. Monnet uses visual and media arts to demonstrate a keen interest in communicating complex ideas around Indigenous identity through the examination of cultural histories. Her work grapples with colonialism’s impact, updating outdated systems with indigenous methodologies. Monnet has made a signature for working with industrial materials, combining the vocabulary of popular and traditional visual-cultures with the tropes of modernist abstraction to create unique hybrid forms.