Becka Viau is a Canadian artist from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. She received her BFA, 2008 and MFA, 2013 from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, and has exhibited in many galleries throughout the Maritimes and the United Kingdom. She was long listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2011 and is currently completing an artist residency in Newfoundland. She has worked as a curator, educator and coordinator of arts collectives and arts festivals. Much of her artistic activity engages with questions relating to the institutions, dissemination and social networks of art and culture.
Her art practice is grounded in the research of historic and contemporary media techniques, theories of the everyday and social research methods. The histories of documentary, portraiture, cultural presentation and anthropological research influence her creative studio process through various explorations of people, place and identity.
The form of the artwork Becka produces generally appeals to a popular audience. It draws them in with inviting architecture and welcomes the viewer to wander a variety of conceptual paths.
“For me the creation of art must communicate to a popular audience in order to stimulate conversations around current issues and experiences.” – Becka Viau