Since the 1980s, Québec artist and photographer Geneviève Cadieux has drawn on an iconography of the body and explored its representation through photographic, projected or audiovisual installations. Often combining monumental scale and details of intimate subjects captured through close-ups, much of her work is imbued with an unsettling quality. Focusing on the physical expression of suppressed emotions and sensations, it incites a deep reflection on human tragedy and the traditionally repressed experiences of desire, loss, anxiety, and pain.

Portait of Geneviève Cadieux.
Photo: Richard-Max Tremblay (2015)