Born in Quebec, Canada, Véronique Béland has been living in France since 2010, where she graduated from the Studio national des arts contemporains Le Fresnoy in 2012. She also holds a Master’s Degree in visual and media arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal.

At the intersection of media arts and literature, her work focuses on elusive phenomena on a human scale, and constantly explores the seemingly empty in order to reveal its content. Leveraging various transcoding and translation protocols, which convoke art and science while maintaining a close connection to the concept of archiving, her artworks seek to bring together the perceptible and the imperceptible, and allow a certain form of narrative to emerge.

Since 2005, her work has been part of many solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Japan and several European countries (France, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Lithuania, Spain, Portugal). In 2014, she co-published with Catherine Tremblay a book of photographic correspondence titled “Elles collectionnent des mondes” at Les Éditions du Renard. She’s also the author of the collection of poetry “Le vide de la distance n’est nulle part ailleurs” (2016) and “Malgré les collines – égarements cartographiques dont vous êtes le héros” (2017), both published by sun|sun editions. Appointed Associate Artist at the National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) for the 2021-2022 season, she will create an original work intersecting art and astroscience.

Her pieces have won several awards, including the Jacques de Tonnancour Prize and the Award of Excellence from the Roland-Proulx Studios in Montreal in 2007, the Prix des Amis du Fresnoy in 2012 and the Artist’s Book Revelation at the Multiple Art Days Fair in Paris in 2017. Her career has also been honoured with the Marguerite Moreau Prize for Contemporary Art in 2021 and the prestigious World Omosiroi Award (Japan) in 2022, an international and interdisciplinary distinction “celebrating knowledge innovation, given to individuals whose ideas and activities are inspiring and eye-opening.”