Cynthia Girard-Renard shapes a multifaceted universe in which politics, identities, and the imaginary are combined through painting, sculpture, installation, poetry, and performance. Cynthia’s free thematic associations open up spaces of poetic reflection in which humour and urgency are momentarily intermingled. In her works, she explores, among other things, the ecological future of the planet, the precariousness of national and gender identities, and the absurdity of austerity measures.
Born in Montréal, Cynthia is a visual artist and poet. Her works have been shown in solo exhibitions in Québec, Canada, and abroad. Her most recent novel, Le Renard vulve, was published in 2017. In 2018, she received the Prix Louis-Comtois and the Takao Tanabe Prize. She is an associate professor at Concordia University.