Virginie Laganière

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  • Virginie Laganière is a research-based artist whose investigations deal with transformations of urban and social territories, as well as phenomena related to built and natural environments, with a recent emphasis on speculative futures, the human psyche and sociopolitical climates. Drawing from architectural inquiry, field explorations and anthropology, her work experiments with the multifaceted means of installation, photography, video, sound and sculptural devices. Blurring fictional and documentary strategies, unforeseen narratives generate new interpretations of reality where other forms of imaginary coalesce. Her artistic output has focused lately on the life cycles of Olympic venues in Athens, Beijing, Montreal, Munich, Sarajevo and Tokyo, as well as the exploration of geological landscapes with the collaboration of musicians in Finland. Recent residencies include TOKAS (Tokyo Arts and Space) to delve into social futures related to technological coexistence, and the Quebec Studio in Rome to inquire on heliotherapeutic architecture, complex ecologies and atmospheres of power in Italy. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, her work has been exhibited and developed through residencies in Canada and internationally, including Optica art contemporain, CIRCA art actuel, the Galerie de l’UQAM and the Darling Foundry (Montreal), The Quebec City Biennial / Manif d’art at VU Photo, HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme), Inside-Out Art Museum (Beijing), Titanik Gallery (Turku), Homesession (Barcelona) and the Christoph Merian Stiftung (Basel).


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