February 4 - March 18, 2022

IMPORTANT PAPERS

Gabrielle Lajoie-Bergeron (Charlevoix, Canada )

Residency: December 10, 2021 - February 6, 2022

Part of Artist-in-Residence

IMPORTANT PAPERS IMPORTANT PAPERS  Gabrielle Lajoie-Bergeron, photo courtesy of the artist

Gabrielle Lajoie-Bergeron is a French-Canadian multidisciplinary artist, curator, teacher and cultural worker living and working between Charlevoix, Canada and Baltimore, USA.

In 2019, Lajoie-Bergeron found an 8.5" x 11" envelope with the stamp: "IMPORTANT PAPERS". She opened it months later and found photographs, drawings, and poetry of a Mexican woman born in 1923 who married an American citizen. The papers were part of the immigration process accompanied with text written by her daughter from 1975. She explains the painful experience of having been raised between two cultures.

The artist writes, "Through this project, I want to explore the idea of having your life in an 8.5" x 11" paper envelope for years. The culminating exhibition will not be a presentation of her life or mine, but an eclectic constellation of moments in life influenced by the administration of another country."

About the Artist

Gabrielle Lajoie-Bergeron

Gabrielle Lajoie-Bergeron (she/her) is a French-Canadian multidisciplinary artist, curator, teacher and cultural worker living and working between Charlevoix, CA and Baltimore, USA. Lajoie-Bergeron holds a Master's in visual and media arts from UQÀM(2014) and was granted numerous international awards and grant (MSCA/ Grit Fund / Plein Sud / Canadian Council... go to artist page

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