Alexia Laferté Coutu’s practice is inhabited by ideas of transference and reanimation. Originating with the pressing of fresh clay “poultices” onto the stones of historical buildings and monuments, her sculptures become records, recuperating and transmuting the intentional and residual aspects of her source material. By enhancing the tactile qualities of the structures she chooses, she tries to wake in the viewer a sensory and intuitive connection to history and its materiality. Based in Montreal, Laferté Coutu has studied at Concordia University, the Bauhaus Universitat Weimar, and Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Her work has been exhibited in Canada, the UK and Germany. In 2018, she was the recipient of the Jean-Marc Eustache Scholarship in Visual Arts (UQAM).