Véronique Savard has been interested for several years in digital textualities (emails, spam, user policies, hyperlinks or clickable words, satellite data, etc.), in what they reveal about the world, its perceptual, ideological and social structures. The artist examines more precisely the tension that certain digital solicitations can produce after they have been transcribed in the space of the painting. It is through painting and on large-format surfaces that Savard highlights and questions the various social, economic and political challenges associated with the paradigmatic structures that arise from digital language realities.
Véronique Savard is a part-time teacher at the University of Quebec in Montreal. She is currently completing the writing of a Ph.D. thesis in arts studies and practices. Her research focuses on the transmedia dialogue that the digital phenomenon brings to scriptural and pictorial practices. Her work has been presented in many galleries in Quebec and Canada including Galerie de l’UQAM. She also has been awarded prestigious distinctions including the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art and the Figura Ph.D. Scholarship (Figura: Centre de recherche sur le texte et l’imaginaire). In addition to being part of the collection of the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, her work can be found in numerous corporate, enterprise and private collections.
For more information, I invite you to read The Remediation of Cyberspace in the Painting of Véronique Savard, by Teva Flaman Ph.D. and Pierre-Luc Verville M.A., published by Archée.