Isabelle Gagné

Isabelle Gagné is a multimedia artist who lives and works in Mirabel. Strongly influenced by her digital environment, the artist is particularly interested in the markers of Quebec’s heritage. Her practice is articulated through photography, poetry, digitized archives as well as devices deployed on the network. Since 2009, her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Canada and abroad, including Gallery on the Corner in London (2011), Centre d’Art Léo-Ayotte in Shawinigan (2012), Lunch Box ArtGallery in Miami (2012), Factory Art Gallery in Berlin (2013), Centre national d’exposition au Saguenay (2014, 2018), Irohani Gallery in Osaka (2014), Mois de la Photode Montréal (2015, now MOMENTA Biennale de l’image), at TOPO – Laboratoire d’écritures numériques (2017), at the Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie (2018), at Vaste et Vague (2018) at Amalgame Gallery (2019), at Sporobole as part of Espace[IM] Média (2019), at Particule Pavillon of the Wrong Biennale (2020) and Re|Search of the Canada Research Chair in Digital Arts and Literatures (2020) . In 2021, she exhibited Il y a autre chose que le jour at the Moulin Rouge in Paris as part of the centenary of the death of Boris Vian. A pioneer of mobile art in Canada, she co-founded the Mouvement Art Mobile (MAM) in 2011 and it is as curator that she co-created the exhibition and catalog Mobilizations – Mobile Art in Quebec which traveled the province from 2016 to 2018. She co-authored “Pourquoi art mobile”, an essay published in the journal Théorème by Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle (2018). The year 2020 ends with the publication of the first travelogue in augmented reality for which she created the static and animated works in augmented reality.