Date of Lecture: 1994-11-11
Raymonde April was born in Moncton, New Brunswick and attended Rivière-du-Loup Art College and l’Université Laval in Quebec. Often working with black and white photography but also recently with film, her work addresses the fragmentary nature of memory, the interrelationship of time and space and the simultaneously familiar and alien qualities of the past.
A recent exhibition of her work at Concordia University’s Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, was curated by Régis Durand, the director of the Centre National de la Photographie in Paris. Entitled Tout Embrasser, it featured nearly six hundred black and white photographs drawn from the artist’s oeuvre over the last three decades.
April’s work has been exhibited extensively across Canada and Europe and is featured in the collections of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. She is a co-founder of la Chambre Blanche, an artist-run centre in Quebec City and is currently a professor at Concordia University’s Photography Department.
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