Emmanuelle Léonard

Born in 1971 in Montreal where she lives and works, Emmanuelle Léonard holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Quebec, Montreal. The artist has numerous solo and group exhibitions, notably at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, OPTICA, VOX, Mois de la Photo (Montreal); at the Fresnoy (France), at the Kunsthaus Dresden and at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (Germany), in South Korea during the Daegu Photo Biennale; at Mercer Union and Gallery 44 (Toronto); in Glassbox (Paris); at L’Œil de poisson (Quebec). In 2019, she presented a solo exhibition at the Galerie de l’UQAM, curated by Louise Déry, accompanied by a catalogue.

Léonard has been selected for artistic residencies at the Villa Arson (France), the Christoph Merian Foundation (Switzerland) and the Finnish Artist Residency Foundation. In 2018, she was at an artist-in- residence in Bogota, Colombia, as well as with the Canadian Forces Arts Program, stationed in Nunavit. She won the Pierre-Ayot Prize in 2005. In 2012, she exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto as part of the International Grange Prize for which she was nominated. In 2020, she was among the three finalists for the Scotiabank Photography Prize.