Born in Victoriaville, Annie Baillargeon obtained a BFA in visual arts from Université Laval in Quebec City, where she lives and works. Throughout her career, her work has been featured in solo and group exhibits in artist centres and museums, and she has frequently participated in major events in Quebec, Canada, the United States, South America, and Europe. She has co-founded two performance collectives: Les Fermières obsédées (2001 to 2015) and B.L.U.S.H. (founded 2015). She is represented by Galerie 3 in Quebec City. Her works are included in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.
Annie Baillargeon’s photographic series explore various facets and multiple constructions of femininity. Some are displayed ostentatiously, whereas others retain an aura of mystery, like the artist’s face, which we never fully see: it is hidden under a ghostly veil in Les Secrets, covered with her hair in Les Avortements de fantaisie, disappearing into diaphanous clouds in Les Magiciennes. Baillargeon’s work often refers to motherhood, objectification of bodies, and gender performativity.
© Les ruines des affamés (1), 2018, photographs.
© Les ruines des affamés (2), 2018, photographs.
© Les ruines des affamés (3), 2018, photographs.
© Les ruines des affamés (4), 2018, photographs.