Photo : Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
Born in Campbellton (New-Brunswick). Lives and works in Escuminac (Quebec).
Maryse Goudreau works with images, photographic collections and participatory art, and has developed thematic archives that provide a range of sociological, political and anthropological perspectives. She attempts to free images from their static relationship to official history. In 2017, she became the first recipient of the Lynne-Cohen Award, offered in partnership with the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.
Goudreau’s practice most often leads her to use photography, archives and video, and to make participatory and performative art. Through this combination of approaches, she frees images from their static relationship to official history in order to create narrative, pictorial and literary spaces. Her recent projects are distinguished by an undertaking in which the process presents what was off-camera or unseen.