Yvonne Lammerich currently lives and works in Toronto, and is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art. She received her MA in Art History from Concordia and her PhD from UQAM. She has exhibited in Canada and Europe since the 1980’s, including France, Germany and Poland. Her large installations were included in peinture peinture, Montreal (1997, 1999) organized by Rene Blouin and Christiane Chassey, as well as the Musée de Quebec (1998), and the Québec International Biennale, 2000. Since moving to Toronto she has contributed a major installation, Island, to the Nature in the Garage Project, Toronto (2006) and mounted a solo exhibition, Belief, at Diaz Contemporary in 2008. Also in 2008 she was invited as one of three artists to participate in Correspondence / Common Ground at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery as well as exhibiting Abitation 1608-2008 (based on Champlain’s drawing of his fort at Quebec) at the Trianon Gallery in Lethbridge. The installation Rimeter was included in the exhibition Empire of Dreams, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA, Toronto) in 2010. In that same year she co-produced (with Ian Carr-Harris) the project Copy This for the exhibition Art School Dismissed, Toronto, and initiated the TMCA project (Toronto Museum of Contemporary Art – a hybrid virtual Museum) whose most recent incarnation was shown in the exhibition It takes everyone to know no one at the Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto (2011). Upcoming in June, 2012, is the Ideal House Project, School of Architecture, Cambridge Art Gallery/University of Waterloo.
Over her career she has curated several exhibitions and written for Parachute, Canadian Art, and Contemporary Magazine, London UK. In 1996 she received the Maria Stafford Mid-Career Prize administered by the Canada Council. She has also executed a number of public art works in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. In addition she participated in the Banff residency “The Future of Idea Art” in 2006. Her work is represented in the collection of the Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal, the Musée du Quebec, the Canada Council and other public and private collections.