in a single breath

An exhibition by Sophie Jodoin

April 14 - June 22, 2023

Opening — Thursday, April 13, 2023 – 6 p.m. @ Artexte


The exhibition in a single breath is a continuation of my work in which text, images, and selected fragments document the traces of a life. By considering archives and writings as vectors of speech, and guided by my interest in filial bonds, an inventory gradually began to take shape between 2021 and 2022. Through a familiar working process of searching, collecting, and editing, this intuitive and methodical incursion allowed me to explore the entire archive of Canadian women artists in the 410 section of the collection, which led to a very personal rereading of its contents. How could I (re)embody these archives, (re)incarnate their voice, and translate them differently?

in a single breath is the site of a personal and collective composition about desire, dreams, the banality of life, old age, memory, grief, and loss. It’s an incomplete portrait that can be (re)deployed indefinitely. This exhibition is its first breath.

— Sophie Jodoin


Read the exhibition booklet HERE


Sophie Jodoin is a visual artist who questions various manifestations of femininity, intimacy, loss, absence, and language. Her hybrid work combines drawing, collage, writing, found objects, installation, and video. In 2017, she was the recipient of the Prix Louis-Comtois as well as the Prix Giverny Capital. She lives and works in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montréal.