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Artist Statement

 

The investigation of the place of action and the response to it with an artwork are the basis of my artistic approach. I like to observe the environment in which I operate, to detect the peculiarities that make it unique and to be inspired by them. I then try to orient the viewer's gaze or make it experience the space differently in order to highlight the place as well as certain details that have caught my attention. In this way, my artistic production is fundamentally in situ.

 

Trained in visual arts and urban planning, I like to turn my works into elements that contribute to the functionality of public spaces. The bench function, recurrent in my production, then allows me to encourage a physical and intimate appropriation of my creations.

 

Biography

 

Camille Rajotte will soon complete a master's degree in Urban planning at Université de Montreal. She also holds a master's degree in visual arts (2016), a certificate in architecture (2016) and a bachelor's degree in visual and media arts (2013) from Université Laval. Through this dual training, she is specialized in the field of public art, both from a theoretical and practical point of view. In 2021, she produced two permanent public artworks as part of the Policy for the Integration of Arts in Architecture. In recent years, she has presented temporary public artworks in Canada and internationally: Third Shift Festival, St John, Canada (NB) (2018); Festival Art souterrain, Montreal, Canada (2017); Jiwar, urban creativity research center, Barcelona, ​​Spain (2016); Aux alentours et en passant, Galerie Espace Projet, Montreal, Canada (2015); ZK / U, art and town planning research center, Berlin, Germany (2014); Festival des arts éphémères, Marseille, France (2012). His artistic approach has also taken concrete form in installations during individual exhibitions: Galerie d'art du Parc, Trois-Rivières, Canada (2020), Galerie Caravansérail, Rimouski, Canada (2016), Galerie des arts visuels de l'Université Laval, Quebec, Canada (2015). Finally, she has taken part in various group exhibitions in Canada, United States and Europe: Gracia, at Galerie ESPAI [B], Barcelona, ​​Spain (2016), Translations, at the Feldenheimer Gallery of Reed College, Portland ( Or), United States (2015), Translation /// Traduction, at Espace Projet, Montreal, Canada (2014), Banc d'essai, at the Galerie des arts visuels de l'Université Laval, Quebec, Canada (2012) .

 

Last update : February 2021

 

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