Born in Hamburg in 1952, Angela Grauerholz studied graphic design and literature before moving to Montreal in 1976 where she completed her studies with a master’s degree in photography. Today she is professor of photography and book design at the École de design (Université du Québec) in Montreal. She has exhibited at the Kunstverein Hannover and the Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster, the Albright Knox Art Galley in Buffalo and the Art Museum of the University of Houston, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. She has also participated in important international events such as the Sydney Biennale, documenta IX in Kassel and the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh. In 2006 Grauerholz received Québec’s Prix Paul-Émile Borduas for her accomplishments in the arts, and in 2014 she was awarded the Canada Council’s Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.