Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, in 2023.
Born in Montreal (Canada), Dominique Paul is a multidisciplinary artist. She has both a studio and a performance
practice, integrating wearable interactive technologies and creating exoskeletons for the body and for images, to address social issues such as increasing inequalities, environmental
injustice and the decline of biodiversity. In 2022, she has led a collaborative spoken word performance with 150 teenagers where each participant has created a structure to become one of the 150 animal species at risk in Quebec.
While studying for her master's degree in Sydney, Australia (UNSW, 2000), she was invited to present her research at Barnard College (Columbia University), New York City. She was enthralled by the city and has been sojourning there ever since, witnessing the gentrification and exodus of many artist friends, a fact that inspired her performance practice in the public space. Since 2012, she was awarded multiple grants for residencies and long stays, exhibiting and participating in over twenty events such as UnHomeless NYC
, Kingsborough Art Museum, and Mapping Life,
NJCU Visual Arts Gallery, and presenting videos at 10 Times Square and at Miyako Yoshinaga gallery. In Europe, she exhibited mainly in France (museums, art centers and gallery, and at the Paris Photo Art Fair). She took part in two international exhibitions in China: the Beijing Art Biennale and Montreal Contemporary Art
, Shanghai. Her artworks are part of the collections of the Art Museum of the Americas and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. In 2019, she published an essay with L'Harmattan, Paris, updating her doctoral thesis (UQAM, 2009).