Ann Karine Bourdeau Leduc

Born in Pointe-Claire, Quebec

Lives and works in Montreal, Quebec



Ann Karine Bourdeau Leduc holds a bachelor’s degree in visual and media art from UQAM (2016). The winner of the Albert Dumouchel award from young artists in 2015, she has carried out artistic residencies at the Bòlit Centre d’Art Contemporani in Girona, Catalonia, at Sagamie in Alma, Quebec, and at Imago in Moncton, New Brunswick. Her first solo exhibition, Structures temporaires: Unfinished wall work, was held at Engramme in Quebec City in April 2018.


Artistic Practice

Ann Karine Bourdeau Leduc’s installations depict architectural spaces and elements which draw from postmodernism through the juxtaposition and collage of architectural references. She takes up this artistic exploration through a blend of old and modern references within the same work. Employing materials and techniques derived from the fields of construction and renovation, her composite and incongruous assemblages create an interleaving of indoor and outdoor facings. These constructions depict incomplete architectural spaces, made up of manufactured materials such as wood and drywall and textures printed on paper. She frustrates building codes through the precariousness of the framework and the incongruous nature of her architectural compositions.


Pièces composantes, 2016, hardwood dowels, copper tees, inkjet printing on polypropylene, 183 x 152 x 25 cm

Artist’s website


Ann Karine Bourdeau Leduc wishes to develop the project Il faut bâtir avec les roches que l’on a in the form of a laboratory. Her in situ installation brings together drawings and constructions of architectural elements made out of drywall. She wishes to draw on clapboard facings, rooftops with garrets, decorative window frames, decorative brickwork around windows and other elements to carry out her project. This ephemeral construction will be guided by the site. Through its drawings, the viewer will discover an incongruous quality by means of the juxtaposition of architectural references and of multiple vanishing points, a near absence of perspective and inconsistent scales. Nothing will be functional in the proper architectural sense; rather, the artist will propose an archetypal vision of architecture.