Sandra Lachance was born in 1979 and holds a master’s degree in visual and media arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a diploma from the Studio national des arts contemporains Le Fresnoy in France. She lives in Montreal and works in France and Quebec. A multidisciplinary artist with a strong attachment to photography, her pieces often take as their subject groups of individuals such as prisoners, the elderly and fishermen in Brittany. Attentive to our relationship with the other, she seeks to break down the boundaries surrounding art and to bring it into contexts where it is least expected in order to introduce people to its world. Creation enables her to become involved with everyday life as a way of bringing out all its beauty and authenticity, and to combat our society's latent individualism. Sandra Lachance seeks to “densify the everyday” by setting up unique exploratory and narrative systems in a plurality of virtual, fictional and urban spaces. Her most recent project, Héros moderne, transformed the town of Sainte-Thérèse into a film set, spreading the rumour that a mysterious cowboy was going to visit the town. The installation À mon dernier repas, made especially for ORANGE, consists of photographs of individuals picturing their “last meal” in an old-fashioned last supper setting that the artist devised for herself.
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