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Janieta Eyre

Janieta Eyre lives and works in Toronto. Since the mid-1990s, she has been exploring the idea of duality and its disquieting aspects by metamorphosing herself in her photographs. Originally fascinated with death, the occult, and psychic phenomena, she then turned to maternity and birth. In addition to her carefully staged photographs, Eyre recently produced a video, Natural History Museum, in which a man attends his own birth. Her photographs are popular in America and Europe and have been featured in several solo exhibitions, including New Works at the Diane Farris Gallery in Vancouver, in 2004; Staging at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, in 2002; and Lady Lazarus at Francesco Girondini Arte Contemporanea in Verona, Italy, in 2000. Her works were also presented at the Kwanju Biennale in South Korea, in 2000; the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, in Ottawa, and Dazibao, in Montreal, in 2003; as part of the exhibition Métamorphose et clonage at the Musée d’art contemporain, Montreal, in 2001; and in Mois de la Photo à Montréal, in 1997.

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