Geneviève Ruest, is a Montréal based visual artist working with digital print media and installation with medical imageries. Her artistic research is centered on the human body through its transformations and mutations from generation to generation. Through imagery, she traces her genetic baggage by depicting the world beneath her skin. She is recipient of grants, awards and honours at international level and she has represented Canada in artistic events. Her work was represented in Canada in different museums and galleries as well as in Africa and Europe, in private and public collections and was the object of two «short films»: “Sentenced to life” and “Espace de vie –Oublies et souviens toi” by the National Film Board of Canada. She is constantly involved in artistic events as a guest artist and frequently invited as a lecturer at the University of Ottawa. She was chosen as the President of the jury in the photography discipline for the international event Games of La Francophonie (Niamey, Niger, 2005).
This year, she was co-leading the candidates’ selection process for North America and Caribbean Islands, as to validate international cultural standards for the VIes Games of La Francophonie. She was chosen as the President of the jury in the photography discipline for the international event Games of La Francophonie (Beirut, Lebanon, 2009). She is also a member of the Board of Director and co-founder of the Axiome Art Center (project in progress). Most recently, she was awarded three scholarships for her Masters in Fine Art: Print Media, at Concordia University.