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Sorel Cohen

Portrait of Sorel Cohen
Portrait of Sorel Cohen. Photo : Julien Cadena, Le Devoir.

Sorel Cohen lives and works in Montreal.

A graduate from Concordia University, she has been a major figure on the Canadian photography scene for over forty years. She has been invited as guest professor to many Canadian universities, and was awarded the Canada Council’s prestigious Duke and Duchess of York Photography Prize (1988). Her master’s thesis examined feminist art in the 1970s, while her art practice, which is largely autobiographical, weaves original links between photography, painting and film. Cohen has participated in numerous group shows across the world (France, Germany, Mexico, the United Kingdom, etc.) and has had solo exhibitions in major Canadian cities from Halifax to Vancouver, as well as in New York, Marseilles, and Tempe, Arizona. In 1986, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal hosted an extensive exhibition of her work; a catalogue, Divans maudits, was published for solo show at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris (2003). [Source : VOX, 2021]