KATIA GOSSELIN: TRUE STORIES (GEOLOGY OF MELANCHOLY)

Photography

January 11th – March 10th, 2018

Project Description

True Stories (Geology of Melancholy) is a tangle of truthful, intimate, narrative and fantasized links. This project proposes to play with the limits of tenuous lines between the real and the fictional, staging problems that are not real or created by the mind. This is part of a wider approach towards restitution, engaged in the demonstration of the inherent qualities of the subjects and the enhancement of imperfection, therefore giving photographs a dubious aesthetic. Regarding this aspect, Katia Gosselin’s photographic series report complex narratives underlining the discomfort of a being within a dystopian society.

Biography

Katia Gosselin lives and works in Montreal. Holder of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) major in photography from Concordia University in Montreal, her work has been shown through numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally, and is part of private collections in Canada and Belgium. She has received grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), the Canada Council for the Arts (CAC), the Manitoba Arts Council and merit scholarships from several foundations, including Desjardins. Her last series Espaces périphériques (Peripheral Spaces) was seen at VU, from September 9 to October 13, 2017, in Quebec City. She has published several books combining texts and photographs published by Editions Interstices including Entre Havre-de-paix et L’Avenir and Stay in touch (collaboration with the writer Dominique Chantraine) available at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ). Her work can also be seen in publications from Editions Indekeuken (Belgium), and YYY3 (Finland), as well as in the last Ciel Variable (Québec, CV108, winter 2018).