Maryse Goudreau is an independent artist, filmmaker and researcher. She creates works where images, documents, artistic and participatory gestures of care intersect. Hybrid in nature, her practice explores photography, video, interactive photo essays, immersive environments, action art, and sound art. Since 2012, she has been working on an archive dedicated to the beluga whale, an ongoing, open-ended research-art project for which she has assembled data and creative works realized over the past two decades. Maryse Goudreau is invested in socially conscious art-making, with several participatory projects in the Gaspé, where she lives, including Manifestation pour la mémoire des quais and Festival du tank d’Escuminac (first and last edition).

Her most recent exhibitions have been presented at: the Venice Biennale (Pavilion of the Montreal PHI Centre, 2019), Dazibao (Montreal), Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery (Montreal), Museo de la Cancilleria / Instituto Matias Romero (Mexico City), VU—Centre de production et de diffusion de la Photographie (Quebec City), Annenberg Space for Photography (Los Angeles, USA), Centre Bang (Chicoutimi), Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam (Havana, Cuba) and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. She has received several awards, including the Lynne Cohen Award (2017) in partnership with the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Her works are part of several collections, including those of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Maryse Goudreau lives and works in Escuminac, on the Gaspé Peninsula, where she is also involved in permaculture.


Studio : 42, Pointe-à-Fleurant
Escuminac (Québec, Canada) G0C 1N0

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Maryse Goudreau would like to recognize the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec for the support provided for research, creation, mobility and dissemination of her works and archives.