For over ten years, the Foundation has welcomed artists in residence who wish to develop projects motivated by a sense of history and an interest in fostering a dialogue with Guido Molinari’s work. Through these residencies, the Foundation seeks to contribute to current aesthetic and theoretical debates, revisit art historical works from a contemporary perspective, and promote the practice of contemporary Quebec artists in a way that reflects issues raised by Molinari’s work. This year, the Foundation is delighted to welcome artist Fiona Annis. An exhibition showcasing the results of her residency will be presented from March 14 to May 19, 2024.
Fiona Annis is a Canadian artist whose work explores the enigmatic nature of photography. Her practice is not limited to a single technology, method, or subject, but investigates the fundamental elements of photography, such as light, paper, chemistry, and time. With a sustained engagement with analogue materials and processes, Fiona integrates this historic knowledge with a deeply contemporary approach. Hers is an artistic path that evokes both the legacy of the past and the promise of a future.
Fiona has exhibited in art institutions worldwide including: The AC Institute (New York City), The Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montréal), Goldsmith’s University (London), Low Salt Gallery (Glasgow), Museo Novecento (Naples), Gallery44 (Toronto), VU Photo (Québec City) and The Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton). Her artwork is featured in the permanent collection of the Museum of Civilization in Quebec City, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, and the public art collection of the city of Ottawa. Fiona is the recipient of residency fellowships by the Brucebo Foundation (Capodimonte Museum of Astronomical Instruments, Italy), the Jarislowsky Prize (Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada) and the Quebec Research Fund for Society and Culture (Penumbra Foundation, New York City). Fiona is also the co-founder of The Society of Affective Archives, with projects that include exhibitions and large-scale permanent public artworks. Annis has a master’s degree from the Glasgow School of Art and an interdisciplinary doctoral degree from Concordia University.
To learn more about the artist and her projects, visit her website.