UN MONDE SANS FRONTIÈRES by Véronique Besançon
From November 8, through the run of SEXUAL MISCONDUCT OF THE MIDDLE CLASSES
Véronique Besançon has lived and worked in Montreal since 1997. She was born in Marrakech in 1959 to a French father and a Russian-Hungarian mother. In 1965, her family moved to Paris. As a young adult, fascinated with human beings, Besançon moved to Montreal in 1997 to study clinical psychology. There, she pursued a career as an educational technology consultant at the University of Montreal.
From a very young age, Besançon has developed her quest for meaning through artistic practices in contemporary dance as well as in theatre, automatic writing and the visual arts, favoring innovative artistic currents. Self-taught, Besançon’s journey as an immigrant nourishes her questioning and reflection on the relationship of man with society, the international, immigration and interculturality. Totally committed to her art, she offers the viewer poetry-paintings that evoke strong emotions, concrete reflections on the human being.
She presented her work for the first time in Montreal in 2008. Since then, she has produced solo and collective exhibitions, as well as artist residencies, in Canada, Asia, North Africa, Latin America, Europe and in New York. Her works are part of private and public collections in Canada, the United States, North Africa and Europe. She documents her artistic journey through collections where paintings and poetry are intertwined.
Besançon’s creative process is intuitive. As she puts it: “I come from afar and draw on my personal interiority and that of my lineage to try to understand human complexity.” Her baggage is abundant, her gaze, open to others, understanding and benevolent. With her words and her colors, she bears witness to what is happening in her surroundings, society, the world. It allows one to feel, to see and to hear.
Véronique Besançon is represented by Galerie 203