Béatrice Cloutier-Trépanier

Béatrice Cloutier-Trépanier

Postdoctoral Fellow

Film and Media

Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

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Béatrice Cloutier-Trépanier has a Ph.D. in Art History (2023) from Queen’s University. Her thesis, In and out of feminism: the experimental writings of Lee Lozano and Lucy Lippard, examined the experimental writings of Lee Lozano and Lucy Lippard. The layered connectedness of their writing practices of the 1960s and 1970s, at once autobiography, theory, fiction, criticism, conceptual art, and life/work, supported an analysis of the feminist labour that constitutes, drives, and sometimes complicates these marginal forms and early examples of autotheory. Her research, itself an autotheoretical exercise, refocuses anecdotes, citations, gossip, and footnotes, both as historical evidence and theoretical framework, and represents a personal investment in unconventional ways of knowing. Béatrice is currently a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Film and Media Department at Queen's University, expanding her research on Lozano by placing her in feminist conversations with Yoko Ono and Yvonne Rainer.

Research interests: transnational feminist theories and histories, queer theory, feminist methodologies and pedagogies, New York art world between 1960 and 1990, radical and experimental art practices, politics of labour in the arts, conceptualism, artist writings.