(PhD, Humanities Program, Concordia University, Montreal)
Geneviève RUEST is working with experimental synthetic skins, medical imageries and installations. Her PhD research/creation project will consist in the creation of a relational synthetic skin that can capture the presence of a body and its magnetic imprints. Currently acting as coordinator and researcher at Fluxmedia, she is fascinated with Art, Sciences/Technology and Post-studio art practice. Her areas of research interest are in process Philosophy, more precisely in Microperceptions-micrologic; Individuation and Physical-biological Genesis; Metastable bodies.
Recipient of many grants, fellowships, awards and honors at national and international levels, RUEST has represented Canada in several artistic events. Her work was presented in Canada in different museums and galleries as well as in Africa and Europe, in private and public collections and was the subject of two short films by the National Film Board of Canada. RUEST is constantly involved in artistic events as guest artist, in cultural juries and frequently invited as lecturer. She recently co-founded and now serves as vice-president on the Board of Directors for Axiome Art Center and as member of the Board of Directors for the StudioXX and the Cultural Council of the MRC of Roussillon. She was invited by the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) in Paris to co-lead the candidates’ validation process from North America and the Caribbean Islands and to chair as president of the cultural jury in the Photography Discipline for several Games of La Francophonie, an international cultural event which gathered 46 countries.