The Author : Bénédicte Ramade
Bénédicte Ramade holds a PhD from Sorbonne University (Paris, France), specializing in the history of ecological art in the United States (The Misfortunes of Ecological Art in the U.S. since the 1960s. Proposition for a Critical Rehabilitation). As art historian and critic specialized in contemporary art, she has spent the past fifteen years analyzing environmental issues. In 2009, she curated the group exhibition Acclimatation at Villa Arson (Nice) and edited the accompanying catalogue, which analyzed the relationships between nature and culture. In 2010–2011, she addressed the idea of recycling in contemporary art practices in the group exhibition Rehab, The Art of Re-Do, at Fondation Edf (Paris). Recently, she was the curator and catalogue editor of The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video, an exhibition for the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto (September 14 – December 4, 2016) that looked underneath the ecological appearances of the Anthropocene era. She lives and works in Montréal, and has been appointed a postdoctoral fellowship at Université de Montréal, where she is a lecturer in Art History.