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Sorel Cohen
sorel.cohen@sympatico.ca

EDUCATION


McGill University
Concordia University, Montréal, Québec
M.F.A. Thesis: Feminist Art in the 70’s, 1979
B.F.A. (Honours), 1974
M.A. Art History: in progress
Visual Studies Workshop Summer Institute, Rochester, New York

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008      Galerie Donald Browne, Montréal
2004      Galerie Dazibao, Montréal, (en collaboration avec Barbara Todd)
2003      Centre culturel canadien Paris, France.
2000      The Koffler Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
1999      La Tranchefile, Montréal, Quebec.
1997      Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
1996      Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montréal, Quebec.
1994      Les Ateliers Nadar, Marseilles, France.
1993      Galerie Lallouz/Watterson, Montréal, Quebec.
1993      Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
1993      Galerie Vu, Québec.
1992      Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montréal, Quebec.
1991      Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
1990      Galerie Dazibao, Montréal, Quebec.
1989      Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
1988      Toronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto, Ontario.
1987      Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
1986      Museé d’art contemporain, Montréal, Quebec.
1985      Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe
1984      Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta.
1984      Services culturelles du Québec, Paris, France.
1983      Institute for Art and Urban Resources, P.S. 1, New York, USA.
1983      Galerie Optica, Montréal
1983      S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1981      49th Parallel, Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art, New York, USA
1981      Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.
1980      Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
1980      Mercer Union Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
1979      Nova Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1977      Galerie Mira Godard, Montréal, Quebec

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2008      Wild Signals, Wurtembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
2008      Blood, Sweat and Tears, Galerie Donald Browne, Montréal
2004      High Points: Canadian Contemporary Art: Ten Years of Acquisition, Musée des beaux arts de Montréal
2003      Books by Québec Artists, York Quay Gallery, Toronto
2003      L'école des femmes, Musée de Joliette, Québec
2002      Les siècles de l’image, Musée d’art de Joliette, 2002
2001      Play Making: Contemporary Art and Sport, The London Regional Art Gallery.
2001      25 Artists, 25 Years, Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, 2001
2000      Afterimage: Evocations of the Holocaust in Contemporary Canadian Art,
             The Holocaust Museum, Montreal, (cat. Loren Lerner et al. forthcoming)
2000      La cadre, le scène, le site, La centro de la imagine, Mexico City,
1999      Déclic, Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal, Musée de la civilization,
             Québec, (cat.Pierre Landry et al)
1999      There is no sexual relation, Centre for Freudian Anaysis and Research, London, ON.
1998      Temps composés: La donation Maurice Forget. Musée du Joliette,
             (cat.FranceGascon et al)
1998       The Word in Contemporary Canadian Art, Art Gallery of North York, Toronto, Ontario
1997      Here’s Looking at Me Kid, Art Gallery of North York, Toronto, Ontario.   
1997      A little object, Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research, London,.
1997      Virtue and Vice: derivations of allegory in contemporary photography, curated by International Photography
             Research, Amsterdam; Site Gallery, Sheffield; Watershed, Bristol; Nottingham. University Arts Centre;
             Portalen Kulturhus, Greve, (DK); Zone Gallery, Newcastle; Fotofeis, Edinburgh, (cat. Rosemary Betterton)
1996      Found Missing: Archival Photographs and the New Historicity, Gallery 44, Toronto .
1995      Et ainsi de suite... Galerie Christiane Chassay, Circa, Montréal, Quebec.
1994      Quotation, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, (cat. Shirley Madill et al)
1994      Contemporary Canadian Works, The Art Gallery of North York, USA.
1993      The Historic Female, Galerie 111, Montreal, Quebec.
1993      Empowering the Word, Carlton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, (cat.Michael Bell)
1992      Exposition Retrospective, Galerie Optica, Montreal, Quebec.
1991      Un archipel de désir: les artistes du Québec et la scène internationale, Musée du Québec, Québec,
             (cat: Louise Déry)
1991      Practicing Beauty, The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario,
             (cat: Ihor Holubizky )
1991      The Photographic Image: Photo-Based Works, 49th Parallel, New York, USA.
1990      COLLECTIF GENERATION, SAGA/FIAC Edition, Paris; Foire de Bâle, France.
1990      Odalesque, Jayne Baum Gallery, New York City, USA.
1989      Taking Pictures, Presentation House, Vancouver, (cat: Keith Wallace)
1989      I, La Galerie d’art Lavalin, Montréal (cat. Céline Mayrand)
1989      Montréal ‘89, CREDAC, Ivry-sur-Seine, France (cat: René Viau)
1989-90  The Zone of Conventional Practice and other Real Stories, Galerie Optica, Montréal
1988      50 years of modern colour photography, Doppelganger/Cover, Galerie Aorta, Amsterdam, (cat: Paul Groot) and
             Canadian Tour (cat. Cheryl Simon).
1987      Le Geste Oublié, Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal, Québec, (cat. Pierre Landry)  travelling exhibition.
1987      Figures, The Cambridge Darkroom, and U.K. Tour (cat: Simon Watney 1987)
1986      Songs of Experience, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (cat: Jessica
             Bradley and Diana Nemiroff)
1986      50 Years of Modern Color Photography, 1936-1986, Photokina, Cologne, Germany,
1985      Visual Facts: Photography and Video by Nine Canadian Artists, Third Eye Centre,  Glasgow and U.K. Tour
             (cat: Michael Tooby).
1984      L’art Pense, Congrès International d’esthétique, Université de Montréal, and  Canadian Tour
             (cat: Louise Latoucha).
1984      Production and Axis of Sexuality, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, (cat. Joanne Isaac).
1984      Reflections, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

AWARDS

2008      Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, bourse du voyage.
2004      Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, bourse de recherche et création.
2000      Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, bourse du voyage.
2000      Canada Council Travel Grant.
1997      Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, courte durée.
1996      Canada Council "A" Grant.
1994      Canada Council "A" Grant.
1993      Bourse "A" Ministère des affaires culturelles.
1992      Canada Council "A" Grant.
1991      Ministère des affaires culturelles, Québec.
1990      Ministère des affairs culturelles, Québec.
1989      Canada Council Project Grant (Paris Studio)
1989      Bourse "A" Ministère des affaires culturelles.
1988      Canada Council Arts Grant "B.
1988      The Canada Council Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography.
1987      Canada Council Project Grant.
1985      Canada Council Arts Grant "B"
1984      Canada Council Travel Grant
1983      Bourse de Québec, Ministère des affairs culturelles, Québec
1982      Canada Council Arts Grant "B"
1977      Canada Council Project Grant

PUBLISHED PROJECTS

1998/99   Tessera, Vol. 25, Winter/Spring, (portfolio)
1994      Tessera, Vol. 16, summer, (cover)
1993      Harbour Magazine, Vol.2, No.2,
1992      Harbour Magazine, Vol.1, No.4,
1987      C magazine, #12, winter.

PROJECTS

The Rhetorical Park, border/lines, #12, Summer 1988. pp. 115-18, ill.
Text details from How to Read, Artviews, Winter 1988, p. 20, ill.
The Natural World, C Magazine, #24, December 1989, pp. 56-57, ill.

VISITING ARTIST/ LECTURER

1998      Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Québec.
1997      University Art Association Conference, Vancouver, BC.
1994      The Photographer’s Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
1994      University of Regina, Saskatchewan.
1993      Galerie VU, Québec.
1990      9NSCAD, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
1990      Dazibao, Montréal, Quebec.
1987      Toronto Photographer’s Workshop, Toronto (1988)
1987      Department of Photography and Cinema, Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver, BC.
1987      Department of Photography and Cinema, University of Western Ontario, London.
1986      National Gallery of Canada, Public Lecture, Ottawa, Ontario.
1985      Department of Experimental Photography, Ontario College of Art, Toronto
1984      University of Lethbridge, Public Lecture
1984      Concordia University (Women in Art), Montréal, Quebec.
1983      Department of Photography and Cinema, Concordia University, Montréal, Quebec.
1982      York University, Toronto, Ontario.
1980      Department of Photography, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD),              Halifax, Nova Scotia..
1979      Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver, Brittish Columbia.
1978      Department of Experimental Art (Camera Art), Ontario College of Art, Toronto

RELATED ACTIVITIES

1997       Member, Canada Council "Established Artists" jury, Ottawa, Ontario.
1994       Member, Canada Council "A" Grant jury, Ottawa, Ontario.
1992       Ministère des affairs culturelles jury, Québec
1991       Member, Canada Council Art Bank Jury, Vancouver and Victoria, BC
1990       Member, Canada Council Photography Jury, Ottawa, Ontario.
1979-89    Member, Board of Directors, Galerie Optica, Montreal, Quebec.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
ARTICLES

Aquin, Stephane. "L’inquiétante étrangeté". Voir, 28 novembre - 4 decembre 1996.
Bentley, Mays, John."Probing the Artistic Process: where photography, painting and performance meet". The Globe and Mail, November 17, 1983, p. E-3.
Catchlove, Lucinda. "Tightly Wound". Hour, November 14-20, 1996.
Charron, Marie-Eve. "Cabinets de psychanalystes en observation". Le Devoir, 29 mars 2008.
Daigneault, Gilles. "Peinture et/ou photographie". Le Devoir, 26 fevrier, 1983, p.26
Ellensweig, Allan. "Sorel Cohen at 49th Parallel". Art in America, (October 1981), p. 143.
Gillespie, James. "Seeing Double: the inter-text of Sorel Cohen". Border/Lines, #22 (Summer 1991), pp. 26-31.
Gravel, Clare. "Sorel Cohen decrie la soumission de la femme aux lois des hommes", Le Devoir, 8 mars, 1990, p. 16.
___________."L’extase photographique: quelques photographes montrealaises", Vie des Arts, vol. XXX1V, no. 136, pp. 44-47.
Graham, Robert. "Sorel Cohen". Vanguard, Vol. 12, No. 4 (May 1983), p. 41.
Greenberg, Reesa. "Participants in a Parody". C Magazine, No. 12 (winter 1987) pp.44-45.
Haim, Monica. "Sorel Cohen". Parachute, No. 31 (ete 1983), pp.49-50.
Isaac, Joanne. "Signs of Subversion". Banff Letters, (fall 1984), pp. 3-6.
Lamarche, Bernard. "Les douleurs de l’analyse", Le Devoir, 16 et 17 novembre, 1996, p.B.11.
Lehman, Henry. "Sorel Cohen's Divans Dolorosa", The Gazette, March 23, 2008.
Levitt, Nina. "Sorel Cohen’s Postmodern Allegories", Views, Vol.5, No.1 (May 1988), p.6
Mavrikakis, Nicholas. "Soigner son interior". Voir, volume 22 numéro 15, du10 au 16 avril, 2008.
Mendelsohn, Sophie et Wallet, Krystel. "D'un regard … a l'autre". CV ciel variable, 63, 2004.
Miller, Earl. "Past Perfect". Vanguard, Vol. 17, No. 5 (November 1988), p. 47.
Nemiroff, Diana. "Sorel Cohen: an interview", Parachute, No. 21 (hivier 1980), pp.28-31.
___________."Recycling History", Photovision, Vol. 25, 1994, Barcelona, pp. 48-50.
Rhodes, Richard. "Sorel Cohen". Artforum, (October 1988), p.
St-Gelais, Therese. "Sorel Cohen". Parachute, No. 45 (hivier 1986-87), pp. 28-29.
Scott, Kitty. "Focus: Sorel Cohen". Canadian Art (Summer 1989), p. 85.
Tuer, Dot. "Sorel Cohen at Wynick/Tuck". Canadian Art, (Spring, 1994).
Wilkie, Bob. "Telling Pictures, Revealing Histories". Afterimage, Vol. 17, No. 9, (April 1990).

ANTHOLOGIES

Bringhurst, James, Keziere and Shadbolt, ed. Visions: Contemporary Art in Canada. Vancouver, Douglas and McIntyre, 1983.
Ellensweig, Allan. The Homoerotic Photograph: Male Images from Durieu/Delacroix to Mapplethorpe, New York, Columbia University Press, 1993.
St-Gelais, Therese. Instabilite: la question du sujet. La Centrale et Artextes, 1990.
Fernandez, Dominique. L’amour qui ose dire son nom: art et homosexualité. Editions Stock, Paris, 2001.
Lerner, Loren, ed. Afterimage:Evocations of the Holocaust in Contemporary Canadian Arts and Literature, The Concordia University Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies, 2002.
Statistics Canada. Canada: A Portrait , Ottawa,2002
Lacasse, Yves, Porter, John. A History of Art in Québec. Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, 2004.
Gilbert, André, ed. Autoportraits dans la photographie canadienne contemporaine. Editions J'ai VU, Québec, 2004.
Point and Shoot: Performance and Photography, Dazibao, Montréal, 2005; text by Diana Nemiroff.

EXHIBITION CATALOGUES AND BROCHURES

An Extended and Continuous Metaphor, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, 1984; text by Claudia Beck.
Sorel Cohen, Delegation Du Quebec a Paris, 1984; text by Monica M. Haim.
L’art pense, exposition organisee par La Societe d’esthetique du Quebec dans le cadre du Congres international d’esthetique, 1984, Université du Montreal, 1
Montreal, 1984; texts by Christiane Chassay and Louise Letoucha.
Production and the Axis of Sexuality, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff (Alberta), 1984; text by Barbara Fisher.
Visual Facts: Photography and Video by Nine Canadian Artists, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, and Canada House, London, 1985; text by Michael Tooby.
...et les ateliers de femmes, (où se jouent les regards), Musée d’art contemporain, Montreal, 1986; texts by Gilles Godmer and Robert Graham.
Doppelganger/Cover, Galerie Aorta, Amsterdam, 1986; text by Paul Groot.
Songs of Experience/Chants d’experience, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1986; texts by Jessica Bradley and Diana Nemiroff.
Figures, The Cambridge Darkroom, Cambridge (U.K.), 1987; texts by Simon Watney and
Pavel Buchler.
Le geste oublie, Musee d’art contemporain, Montreal, 1987; text by Pierre Landry.
The Zone of Conventional Practice and Other Real Stories, Galerie Optica, Montreal, 1989; texts by Serge Bérard, Jean-Pierre Denis, David Hlynsky, Lisa McCoy, Cheryl Simon and Peter Wollheim.
Montreal ‘89, CREDAC, Ivry-sur-Seine (France), 1989; text by Rene Viau.
Incorporation, Galerie d’art Lavalin, Montreal, 1989; text by Celine Mayrand.
Taking Pictures, Presentation House, Vancouver, 1989; text by Keith Wallace.
Practicing Beauty, The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, 1991, text by Ihor Holubizky.
Un archipel du desir: les artistes du Quebec et la scene internationale, Musee du Quebec, 1991; text by Louise Dery.
Vies Abimees, Galerie VU, Quebec, Quebec, 1993; text by Johanne Sloan.
Empowering the Word, Carlton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, 1993; text by Michael Bell.
Quotation, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, 1994; texts by Shirley Madill, Linda Hutcheon and Claudine Majzels.
Et ainsi de suite... Galerie Christianne Chassay and Circa, 1995; text by Gaston St-Pierre.
Found Missing: archival photographs and the new historicity, Gallery 44, Toronto, Ontario, 1996; text by Cheryl Sourkes.
Virtue and Vice: derivations of allegory in contemporary photography, Site Gallery, Sheffield, and U.K. tour, 1997; texts by Rosemary Betterton and Mirelle Thijsen.
Temps composés: La donation Maurice Forget. Musée du Joliette, texts by FranceGascon et al. 1998.
Déclic, Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal, Musée de la civilization, Québec, texts by Pierre Landry et al. 1999)
Troubled Beds, Koffler Gallery, Toronto, 2000, texts by Cheryl Sourkes and Dor Tuer.
Le cadre, la scène, le site, Galerie Occurance, 2000, texts by Mona Hakim and Sylvain Campeau
The collection/La collection, Federation CJA, Montréal, 2000.
25 Artists, 25 years, Leonard and Bina Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, 2001.
Sorel Cohen: Divans maudits, Centre culturel canadien, Paris 2003
text de Gérard Wajcman