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April 11 – August 4, 2024

Wanda Koop

WHO OWNS THE MOON

For her first monographic museum presentation in Quebec, Wanda Koop is unveiling an entirely new body of work. With the all-seeing moon as its central motif, the exhibition invites us to reflect on our relationship to history, memory and the most pressing questions of our time.

Remembrance and reflection

Wanda Koop was born in Vancouver to parents from the Zaporizhia region of present-day Ukraine. In this new corpus, the artist’s engagement with her family ties to this country and the trauma of the ongoing war are the point of departure for broader painterly meditations on questions of territory, the environment, memory, loss and the pervasiveness of war in our shared historical moment.

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About the artist

Wanda Koop lives and works in Winnipeg. She is one of Canada’s most renowned living artists and has had more than sixty solo shows. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, India, Brazil, China, Japan and Italy. Alongside her artistic practice, she is a community activist. In 1998, she founded Art City, a free community art centre for inner city youth in Winnipeg.

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Credits and curatorial team

An exhibition organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
The exhibition is curated by Mary-Dailey Desmarais, Chief Curator of the MMFA.

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Wanda Koop (born in 1951), Ukrainian Quartet – Power Plant, 2023, acrylic on canvas, 213.4 x 213.4 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Night Gallery. © Wanda Koop. Photo William Eakin

Wanda Koop in front of Black Sea Portal - Sunset Orange (detail), 2023, acrylic on canvas, 303.5 x 405.1 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Night Gallery. © Wanda Koop. Photo Lindsey Koepke

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