Aude Moreau installs “Tapis de sucre 3″ (2008) at Darling Fondry in 2008 © Aude Moreau
Last night the multidisciplinary artist was made recipient of the first edition of a yearly prize given to women from Powerhouse Gallery.
Aude Moreau is a French-born artist living and working in Montreal since the early 90s, who just recently completed her MA in Visual and Media Arts at UQAM. Moreau is also one of the recipients for this year’s Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art. From 2000 she has accumulated an impressive body of work including the installations series “Tapis de sucre” (2006/2008) and “Tirer le ciel (Shooting the Sky)” (2005–2010). The diversity of Moreau’s work also incorporates media, performance and video, often employing everyday consumer materials of ephemeral qualities. Stemming from routine experiences, her work evokes contradictory notion of loss and attainment, in confrontation with the alienating forces of culture and consumerism. So far she has exhibited in Quebec, France, USA and Luxembourg.