Artist in Residence: Caroline Monnet

Published: 4 February 2021

The Department of Art History and Communication Studies and Mellon Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative (ISCEI) welcome artist Caroline Monnet as the first Indigenous Artist in Residence at McGill.

Caroline Monnet (Algonquin/French) is a multidisciplinary artist from Outaouais, Quebec. She studied Sociology and Communication at the University of Ottawa (Canada) and the University of Granada (Spain) before pursuing a career in visual arts and films. Her work has been programmed internationally at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), TIFF (CAN), Sundance (US), Aesthetica (UK), Palm Springs (US), Cannes Film Festival, Whitney Biennal (NY), Toronto Biennale of Art (CAN), Museum of Contemporary Art (Montréal), Arsenal Contemporary NY, Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff), and the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa). In 2016, she was selected for the Cinéfondation residency in Paris. Her work is included in numerous collections including Quebec Museum of Fine Arts, National Art Gallery, RBC Royal Bank, Museum of Contemporary Art Montréal. 2021's upcoming exhibitions include the Schirn Kunsthalle (Frankfurt), the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum Michigan State University, The Koffler Gallery (Toronto) and a solo show at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art.

Monnet is recipient of the 2020 Pierre-Ayot award, the 2020 Sobey Art Award, the REVEAL Indigenous Art Awards, as well as grants from Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and from le Conseil des arts de Montréal. She is based in Montreal and represented by Blouin Division Gallery.

The Mellon ISCEI Artist in Residence program is an important means of bringing practising artists to campus to continue their work, share their expertise, interact with students and faculty members, and enhance knowledge of and exposure to Indigenous art among the campus community and the public at large. The annual Artist in Residence will be co-organized with the Department of Art History & Communication Studies and will be involved in a variety of on-campus activities such as workshops and public exhibitions, and will be available as a resource to students, faculty, and staff.

You can learn more about ISCEI and the Artist in Residence program here:

To sign up for office hours with Caroline Monnet, please visit this document and ‘comment’ on which day/time you prefer: Caroline Monnet Office Hours

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