Raphaëlle de Groot is a Canadian artist who lives and works between Montreal and Orsigna, in Italy. Her works have been presented nationally and internationally over the past twenty years in numerous exhibitions and events such as at Nuit Blanche in Paris, Momenta | Biennale de l’image in Montreal, at the San Diego Art Institute, the Venice Biennial and at the Festival Cultural de mayo in Guadalajara. In her practice she draws on notions of mobility and encounter, wherein gesture, presence, and experience become markers of social and political engagement. She initiates exchanges that involve the participation of individuals and groups in the production of the work. In so doing, she creates civic spaces for expression, particularly for less-visible or underrepresented communities.
Raphaëlle de Groot holds an MA from the School of Visual and Media Arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal (2007) and has received numerous distinctions, including the Prix Pierre-Ayot in 2006, the Prix Graff in 2011, and the Sobey Art Award in 2012. In 2013, she was a finalist for the ZOOM IN Award, jointly awarded by Art Miami and CONTEXT. She has taught at the University of Lethbridge (Alberta), the Université du Québec à Montréal, and Concordia University (Montreal). She is represented by Galerie Graff in Montreal and Z2O Galleria – Sara Zanin in Rome.