LAETITIA DE CONINCK

Biography

Born in Montréal in 1972, Laetitia de Coninck began her photographic practice at the age of 17. An artist of intimacy, her research is rooted in a fundamental opposition, a tension between self and world. Withdrawal/engagement, stillness/movement, absence/presence, appearance/disappearance — questions that she never ceases to explore.

Since 2015, she has reflected on fragility as a necessary condition for existence, and, more broadly, on the connections between photography and living beings, on the inner positions inherent to the photographic act, and on the many combinations of identity that this act reveals.

While Laetitia de Coninck doesn’t abandon the idea of creating an artwork, she isn’t necessarily aiming for a concrete result or photographic print, nor does she try to understand the moment the image was captured. Rather, she attempts to know from where the photo was taken, and to what extent this photographic act stems from an inner position. What do images reveal? That which is already there.

Member of L’Imprimerie artist-run centre and Groupe de recherche sur la pratique, led by Caroline Boileau, Laetitia de Coninck presented her first solo exhibition, Melymbrosia, at Espace Projet in May 2017. She is now working on her next exposition at Skol (galerie des membres) – January 10th-February 16th, 2019 – named Chroniques de la disparition.

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Selected works

Melymbrosia, Sans titre 2, épreuve au jet d’encre// inkjet print sur polypropylène – pellicule argentique, 244 X 100 cm, 2017

Melymbrosia, Sans titre 3, épreuve au jet d’encre// inkjet print sur polypropylène – pellicule argentique, 244 X 100 cm, 2017

Melymbrosia, Sans titre 4, épreuve au jet d’encre// inkjet print sur polypropylène – pellicule argentique, 244 X 100 cm, 2017.