Catherine Bodmer


Originally from Switzerland, Catherine Bodmer has a degree from the School of Art and Design of Lucerne in Switzerland and earned a master’s degree in visual arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 1999. Over the last fifteen years, she has been actively involved in artist-run centres in Montreal and was the artistic coordinator at La Centrale/Powerhouse Gallery (1999-2002) and at articule (2004-2009). She is also a founding member of performance art festival VIVA! Art Action. Her art practice includes installations, site-specific works and photography that have been presented in several individual and group exhibitions throughout Canada, as well as in Mexico and Taiwan. In 2008, she won the Duke and Duchess of York Price of Photography of the Canada Council for the Arts. In the Spring 2013, she published her book, Mexico DF (détails), presenting a body of work stemming from her two residencies in Mexico City - in 2010, as part of the Residency Programme of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and in 2011, at the artist-run centre Centro Arte Diseño y Media (ADM). Critical texts about her work have been published in specialized magazines in Canada, Poland, France and Italy.


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