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Kim Waldron
Head Office (Blue Monochrome), from the series Kim Waldron Ltd., 2017.
Photo : courtesy of Kim Waldron Ltd. & Galerie Thomas Henry Ross art contemporain, Montréal

Kim Waldron’s work with staged photographic self-portraiture is often the outcome of durational projects that embed the artist in social situations. Through self-representation, Waldron probes the question of an individual’s place in the social world — what one does and how one appears to others — in ways that touch on intimate relationships as well as professional and economic domains. Often depicting herself at work in various contexts, Waldron creates narrative tableaux that question what kind of labour is socially visible and who performs it. At the same time, much of her own process relies on work that occurs behind the scenes: gaining access to sites and resources, learning skills, forming relationships and building trust, and engaging in the dialogue that makes the work possible and determines its form.

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