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Background

CÉLINE B. LA TERREUR

localisation : 1060 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa 

Artist

Céline B. La Terreur holds a Master's Degree in visual and media arts from UQÀM (2002) and a Bachelor's Degree in fine arts from Concordia (1999). She also has a diploma in women’s studies and fine arts from Concordia (1999).
Céline B. La Terreur has exhibited her works in solo shows in France (Galerie Jean-François Meyer, Marseille, 2011; and Art Mandat, Barjols, 2011), and in Canada (articule, 2009; Joyce Yahouda Gallery, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2008, 2006 and 2002; and Gallery B-312, 2001). She has also participated in several group exhibitions and events in Canada (Journées de la culture, 2011; Extreme Painting, Joyce Yahouda Gallery, 2010; Expansion, Galerie de l’UQAM, 2010; Nuit blanche à Montréal, 2010 and 2008; Edgy Women festival, 2006; and MUFF, 2006).
Her work was selected by curators Louise Déry, for the exhibition Expansion: a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Galerie de l’UQAM (2010), and by Nicolas Mavrikakis, for the Extreme Painting event at Joyce Yahouda Gallery (2010).

Art work

Céline B. La Terreur is a feminist artist who is interested in social phenomena that reveals the conditions and affirmations of women. Sensitive to political and psychological dimensions, she explores feminine aspirations and fantasies and their links to femininity, power, freedom and masculinity.

Her work uses various subversive strategies, including social engagement, humour, excess, satire, mockery and irreverence – at times resorting to symbols and romantic codes, at other times resorting to female representations from popular music or television culture. To this end, the artist refers as much to the beginnings of feminism in the 19th century as to some of its recent manifestations in contemporary culture.

Her Divine Tragedy: Céline B. La Terreur Tour video was presented at the Joyce Yahouda Gallery, New York City International Film Festival and Marché du Film at Cannes, in addition to being considered for the 87th Academy Awards (Oscars), in 2015.

While Céline B. La Terreur’s work supports claims for the rights of women and the progressive affirmation of their identities, it is, nonetheless, a form of bittersweet commentary on a world in which women often still face misunderstandings, injustices and inequalities.

- Pierre Dion

Céline B. La Terreur
Super Maman, 2010
digital print

Photo : Alana Riley

Céline B. La Terreur
Portrait de Sa Numinescence,2017
digital print

Photo : Richard-Max Tremblay, photographe officiel de Sa Numinescence

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