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Sorel Cohen

1936 Montréal, Canada

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  • About the Artist
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A graduate of Concordia University, Cohen has been a major figure on the Canadian photography scene for over thirty years. She has been invited as guest lecturer to many Canadian universities, and was awarded the Canada Council’s prestigious Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography (1988). Her master’s thesis examined feminist art in the 1970s, while her art practice, which is largely autobiographical, weaves original links between photography, painting and film. Cohen creates works that directly reference the historical and social context of the artist, especially through depictions of gender and the body. She has participated in numerous group shows both in Canada and abroad (France, Germany, Mexico, the United Kingdom, etc.) and has had solo exhibitions in major Canadian cities from Halifax to Vancouver, as well as in New York, Marseilles, and Tempe, Arizona. ) Her work is found in major collections, such as the Bibliothèque Kandinsky, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the National Gallery of Canada. In 1986, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal hosted an extensive exhibition of her work; a catalogue, Divans maudits, was published for a solo show at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris (2003). She lives and works in Montreal.

Recent solo exhibitions:

2013  |  After Bacon/Muybridge

- Galerie Donald Browne, Montreal

2011  |  Le geste qui cache

- Galerie Donald Browne, Montreal

2010  |  Lacrimosa

- Galerie Donald Browne, Montréal, 

2008  |  Divans Dolorosa

- Galerie Donald Browne, Montréal, 

2004  |  Celan

- Dazibao, Montreal, (with Barbara Todd)

2003  |  Divans maudit

- Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris (cat. Gérard Wajcman)

2000  |  Troubled Beds

- The Koffler Gallery, Toronto (cat. Dot Tuer)


Recent group exhibitions:

2018-19  |  Speaking for Herself
- Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario

2018  |  Ampersand
- Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons, British Columbia

2017  |  Photography In Canada 1960-2000
- Canadian Photography Institute, National Gallery of Canada, (cat. Andrea Kunard)

2016-17  |  Elle Photographes
- Musée des beaux arts de Montréal

2016-17  |  L’état des choses
- Musée régional de Rimouski, Rimouski, Québec

2015-17  |  Clocks for Seeing: Photography, Time and Motion
- National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton

2014-15  |  Speculation. Risquer l’interprétation
- Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal

Recent awards:

- Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, bourse du voyage

- Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, bourse de recherche et création

- Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, bourse du voyage

- Canada Council Travel Grant,

Works by Sorel Cohen

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152.4 x 101.6 cm

6000,00 €


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