Clelia Coussonnet is an independent curator, researcher, editor and writer. She is interested in how visual cultures address political, social and spiritual issues in different, or complementary, ways to other disciplines. Her research revolves around botanical politics and power structures, investigating political imprints on plants, circulation and resilience. As a ramification, she dives into riverine and marine environments considering liquidity, toxicity and contamination. In Vancouver, she will pursue her research, exploring how the colonial history of Canada has made use of plants to assert power over territories, considering the meanders of the city’s waterways and aqueous reserves, and listening to the legacies and murmurs that lie in the earth and sediments.
This program is a collaboration between Griffin Art Projects, The Polygon Gallery, and Cité internationale des arts, with the support of The Embassy of France in Canada and the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris.