Raymonde April is known for her inspired photography of her private life which she balances at the confluence of documentary, autobiography and fiction. Loving the ordinary, she has forged a unique identity and loves to go back to the same places, to return to the same subjects, to understand her own inner world. This work also leads her to regularly reinterpret her own photographic archives. With Mon regard est net comme un tournesol (My gaze is as sharp as a sunflower), she examines these archives in the light of the notion of self-representation. The resulting composite self-portrait is made up of a number of previously unseen prints and recent images.
Raymonde April lives and works in Montreal. She was awarded the Paul-Emile Borduas prize (2003), the Paul de Hueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award for Art Photography (2005) and the Order of Canada (2010).
Mon regard est net comme un tournesol
From September 9 to October 15 2011 at
Optica, centre d’art contemporain
372, rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, espace 508
514 874 1666