Geneviève Cadieux (born 1955) has mainly dealt with the medium of photography through large-scale photographic pieces, sculpture, or installations. She is concerned with the question of the body, as the locus of an interference between the private and the public domains. Often, family members have served as models in her photographic works. Perception, identity, empathy, and human suffering, are some of the existential questions examined by the artist, in abstract as well as figurative modes.
Cadieux has represented Canada in three major international biennials: Venice (1990), where she devised a seminal installation at the Canadian Pavilion; Sydney (1988 and 1990), and São Paulo (1987). She has exhibited at the Nouveau Musée, Villeurbanne, France; Musée départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart, France; Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium; the Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany; Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Canada; the Tate Gallery, London, England; the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio; the Kunstforeningen Gl Strand, Copenhagen; and Miami Art Museum, Florida.
Cadieux has taught at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris; the École supérieure d'art, Grenoble, France; and the Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain. She received a BA in visual arts from the University of Ottawa.