Fannie Gadouas is a Montreal-based emerging artist and curator. She is an alumni of the Haliburton School of The Arts, Fleming College, where she graduated as Valedictorian, receiving two college certificates in both Darkroom Photography and Design. Gadouas also graduated from Concordia University, where she received her BFA in Studio Arts with a major in Photography. Gadouas currently works as the Coordinator of Research for the Post Image Cluster at Milieux Institute, and as Project Coordinator for Galerie B-312.

Gadouas works with the mediums of photography, video, fiber art and performance art, exploring issues pertaining to feminine identity and experience. By re-appropriating various traditional imagery, techniques and rituals, she questions and challenges the way gendered identity is constructed and perceived in western society. Both as a curator and artist, Gadouas is greatly interested and considerate of heritage and history, exploring the ways in which knowledge, skills and behaviors are transferred through generations and time.

In 2015 Fannie Gadouas participated in the FAC conference and residency in Toronto, expanding her feminist perspective and collaborative practice. Gadouas' work has been published and featured in multiple exhibitions, most recently in The Echo Game at the FOFA gallery and in Tomorrow at the Lilian Rodriguez Gallery. Additionally, Gadouas occupied the role of Exhibition Coordinator for the 2016 Art Matters Festival and recently co-curated Chercher des personnes, des lieux ou d'autres choses, an exhibition in collaboration with Corine Beaumier for Les Territoires and Galerie B-312.


Education

September 2011 to April 2016     Concordia University, Montreal
                                                      Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Photography

September 2010 to April 2011      Fleming College, Haliburton School of The Arts
                                                       Photo Arts and Digital Image Design Certificates

September 2009 to May 2010     Escuela de Arte de Cadiz, Spain
                                                       Segundo de Bachillerato


Resume

Group Exhibitions

2016   Graduating Student Exhibition, Concordia University, VAV Gallery, Montreal

2016   Tomorrow, Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montreal

2016   The Echo Game, FOFA Gallery, Montreal

2015   ART 60!, AUX VUES Gallery, Montreal

2015   EPONYME, Concordia University’s Graduating Photography Class, VAV Gallery, Montreal

2015   Nothing is Right, AAVA Gala, SKOL Center, Montreal

2015   Yiara Exhibition, Glass Door Gallery, Montreal

2015   (Intimacy) Limits and Consequences, Art Matters Festival, Yellow Fish Gallery, Montreal

2014    Zine! Zine!, Roos Arts, Rosendale, New-York, USA

2014    Making a Mark, VAV Gallery, Montreal. Catalog

2014    Les Miniatures D’aout, AUX VUES Gallery, Montreal

2014    Stories +, VAV Gallery, Montreal

2014    ART 60!, AUX VUES Gallery, Montreal

2013    Gender/Queer, VAV Gallery, Montreal

 

Curatorial Experience

2016   Chercher des personnes, des lieux ou d’autres choses, curated in collaboration with Corinne Beaumier, presented by Les Territoires and Galerie B-312, Montreal

2015   GOODS, curated in collaboration with Megan Moore, AUX VUES Gallery, Montreal

 

Bibliography

Feature written by Kristina Parker, The Echo Game, Exhibition Catalog,January 2016, p. 18-21

CUNTAMPONARY ART Manifesto, Theory Boner, second issues, October 2015, p.18-20

CUNTAMPONARY ART Manifesto, Dionysus Experiment, forth issues, July 2015, p.11-12

Feature written by Rudrapryia Rathore, Heritage; A Work in Progress, Yiara Magazine, third issue, March 2015, p. 46-47

Curated by Nadia Lisi and Tricia Livingston, Making a Mark; An Exhibition in Collaboration with the AboriginalCuratorial Collective Iakwe: iahre Colloquium, Exhibition Catalog, October 2014, p.37-38

Feature written by Valerie Frappier, Dear Vagina, Yiara Magazine, second issue, April 2014, p.08

 

Grants and Prices

2016   FASA Moderate Special Project Grant, Concordia University Fine Art Student Alliance, Montreal

2015   Public’s Choice Award, Nothing is Right, AAVA Gala, Skol, Montreal, QC

2015   FASA Small Special Project Grant, Concordia University Fine Art Student Alliance, Montreal

 

Residencies

2015      Feminist Art Conference, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island

2013      Wanderlust Residency, Concordia University, Saint-Denis-de-Brompton

 

Selected Professional Experience

Current   Coordinator of Research, Post Image Cluster, Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology

Current   Project Coordinator, Galerie B-312, Montreal

2015-16  Exhibitions Coordinator, Art Matters Festival, Montreal

2015-16  Member of the Fine Art Student Alliance Board of Directors, Montreal

2015-16  Member of the Café X Board of Directors, Montreal

2015      Invited Panellist, Feminist Art Conference, Toronto

2015       Work featured in HBO series, Sensitive Skin, Season II, Toronto