Simon Bilodeau displays attractive yet dark installations that unmistakably allude to consumer culture, failed ideologies, war and natural disasters. He stages a mysterious invented world devoid of color that heterogeneously assembles geometric and composite forms; juxtaposes luxurious objects with debris; and confronts anachronistic historical episodes.
Inciting his audience to rethink the collective phantasmagoria and imagination, Bilodeau plunges headfirst into a post-apocalyptical aesthetic that echoes science-fiction movies, all the while remaining strongly anchored in reality. He offers a voice of dissonance and resistance against the oppression and violence of our culture of fear.
Simon Bilodeau has participated in more than twenty group exhibition projects in both Quebec and Europe since the completion of his BFA in 2006 (Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, QC), in addition to presenting six solo shows in six consecutive years. In 2012, he was awarded the Plein sud Fellowship (Longueuil, QC, Canada), on top of being a finalist for the SCOPE Foundation Award (SCOPE NYC). He is now working towards his MFA Graduate Exhibition, which will be presented next summer.