Jennifer Alleyn and Raphaëlle de Groot
L’atelier ouvertApril 4, 2020
Two women in the creative field are learning from each other. Two routes, two approaches — a conversation. A bare thread is revealed between life, practice and the work of both. Together at a pivotal moment on their respective timeline, Jennifer Alleyn and Raphaëlle de Groot propose to suspend time to dive into a biographical excavation and identify a subject to be shared. Through this double portrait exercise, they explore different ways of looking into the world. But above all, they question the free spirit which animates them and what freedom is engaged through creation.
Opening doors to a temporary studio space, Jennifer and Raphaëlle invite us to a pool.
What would you share about yourself?
An object? A letter? A tool? A question?
Raphaëlle de Groot is a Quebec artist who lives and works between Montreal and Orsigna, Italy. Her works have been presented over the Canadian and international scene for more than twenty years in numerous exhibitions and events including Paris Nuit Blanche, Momenta | Image Biennial in Montreal, also the San Diego Art Institute, the Venice Biennale and the Cultural Festival of Mayo in Guadalajara. Her artistic practice is being developed around the notions of mobility and meeting. Interdisciplinary and performative by nature, it emphasizes the process, duration, participation and collaboration of individuals and communities. Raphaëlle graduated from the School of Visual and Media Arts at the University of Quebec in Montreal (MA, 2007), and she received several distinctions including the Sobey Prize for the Arts in 2012.