Artist

Rachel Echenberg

Rachel Echenberg was born in 1970 in Montreal, Quebec where she still lives and has a multidisciplinary art practice that includes performance, video and installation/sculpture. She holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax (1993) and an MA in Visual Performance from Dartington College of Arts in the UK (2004).

Echenberg’s art practice explores live and mediated presence through a body of work that highlights vulnerable, intimate and uncontrollable relationships. Her actions often point towards fragile physical and conceptual transformation.

Since 1992 Echenberg’s work has been exhibited, performed and screened throughout Quebec and Canada, in the United States and Europe (France, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, UK, Italy, Portugal and Czech Republic) as well as in Chile, Lebanon, Morocco and Japan. Echenberg’s videos are distributed through Vidéographe Distribution. Echenberg teaches in the Fine Arts Department of Dawson College in Montreal.

Videography

Zoë is Afraid of Flowers

1997, 08:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English/French

Critical Writing

A day in the life of the Carnivalesque: The Corporeal Aesthetics...
by Peter Hudson. Mix, Fall 1998, v. 24, no. 2.
La rentrée vidéo
by Marie-Michèle Cron. VOIR (Montréal edition), Aug. 28, 1997.