Livre d’artiste

Barbara Claus

For over 30 years, the work of Barbara Claus has revolved around questions such as representation, time, rituals, death, here and elsewhere, transience and permanence. Philosophical in nature, her journey explores spaces of silence and the role of the sacred and slowness in a world where everything seems to be accelerating. Her installations invest places with drawings on walls, words and artist books.


Visual artist Barbara Claus was born in Brussels but now lives in Montreal and in the Laurentians. She hold a master’s degree in Death Studies, a master’s degree in Visual Arts and a graduate diploma in Silkscreening and Photography.

She has held more than 25 solo exhibitions in Canada, Europe and Mexico, and has participated in more than 25 group exhibitions. In 2015, Barbara took up residency at the Studio du Québec in Tokyo and, in 2016, at the the Tapiola Studio in Espoo, Finland. In 2017, she was invited to do an artist residency in the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai.

Factsheet of the work

  • Cardboard, paper and holes, 27 cm x 21 cm, 2015