DUBEAU, Josée (1959)

Josée Dubeau, Suburbia, 2007. Bois de pin. Photo avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.

Josée Dubeau graduated with an MFA from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 1994. As well as being a teacher, curator and conference lecturer, she has completed a number of artist residencies around the world: the iaab (International Exchange and Studio Program Basel) and Fondation Christoph Merian programs in Basel, Switzerland (1998); Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia in Germany (2002-2003); and the Quebec Studio in Berlin, Tokyo and London. Her multidisciplinary work includes videos, publications and drawings; in addition, she creates installations that go beyond the notion of objects, becoming spaces that may be entered and explored for a truly spatiotemporal experience. Suburbia, for example, presented at Ottawa’s Galerie Saw Gallery in 2007, featured a typical suburban garden comprising one hundred blocks of ventilated wood, a patio table and chairs, a diving board, a chaise longue, a barbecue and a lawnmower. She has also created works integrating art into architecture at the École aux Quatre-Vents in Masson-Angers, the Centre de formation Seigneurie in Papineauville, the La Filature artists’ centre in Gatineau and the Old Chelsea Public Library in Quebec.

SEE:
« Strates et sens : Une vision géologique des sculptures de Josée Dubeau » by Françoise Charron, ESPACE #40, p. 44.
« Fissures d’art dans l’hyperréel politique » by Guy Sioui Durand, ESPACE #55, p. 30.
« Josée Dubeau : Rêve d’apesanteur et autres travaux » by Françoise Charron, ESPACE #57, p. 47.
« Faire du surplace » by Christine Dubois, ESPACE #73, p. 41.
« Josée Dubeau, Light Distance / Josée Dubeau, Light Distance. Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Ottawa 26 septembre – 8 novembre 2012 » de Louis Cummins, ESPACE #103-104, p. 64.

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