Raymonde April’s early work in the 1980s was revolutionary and she has contributed significantly to the evolution of contemporary photography, both in Quebec and Canada. She creates personal narratives, combining autobiography and documentary with everyday scenes and theatrical settings, imbued with a sense of poetic minimalism. April will speak about her recent series Gravitas, which is based on the restoration of the embossed walls in her Montreal home. April teaches at Concordia University in Montreal and was awarded the Paul-Émile Borduas Prize in 2003. She was recently nominated for the 2008 Grange Prize.

For details on April's exhibition, Gravitas, at MOCCA see EXHIBITIONS.