bio

Marie-Eve Levasseur (*1985, Canada) lives and works in Leipzig, Germany. She completed a bachelor in Visual and Media Arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada) and obtained her master and postmaster diploma at the Academy of Visual Arts of Leipzig.

Her work deals with intimacy, interactions, non-human ecosystems, mediating devices as extensions and perception of language or images through screens. She orientates her praxis in an affirmative, critical and propositional way. Using diverse forms and techniques like video, installation, sculpture and 3D animation, she questions the proximity of technological and organic surfaces in a posthuman context as well as our perception of device-mediated content. Silicon, porcelain, digital images, fabric and light are currently relevant material in her work. The method she uses feeds from feminist science fiction and its emancipatory potential. Inspired by thinkers such as Donna Haraway and Rosi Braidotti, her projects use speculative fabulation; imagined situations with fictive devices, extensions for human and non-human beings that open a cross-species dialogue in order to reflect upon the way we get along in the system we live in. Her work is multidisciplinary and allows a continuous learning of new techniques, where DIY and open source become part of her artistic posture.

Her works have been shown in many group exhibitions in Montreal, Berlin, London, Paris, Hong Kong and Zurich. From 2011 until 2016, she received a scholarship from the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in Germany. In 2019, she received a grant from the Karin Abt-Straubinger Foundation as well as a grant from the Leipzig Ministry of Culture for the realization of a catalogue. In 2020, she receives a research and creation grant from the KdFS (Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen).

 

Artist Talks / Conferences / Roundtables (selection)

2021
# Intentionality, Prophecy and Ancestry, in the framework of the online event: Magical Cohabitation, @Akademie Schloss Solitude, DE 

2020
# Et si les machines s'étaient endormies : Poétique et Esthétique du Digital, Conference, @École supérieure d'Arts Plastiques de la ville de Monaco, FR
# Bunch of Kunst in Quarantine, An Artist Roundtable, online @Saloon Network
# Der optimierte Mensch, Artist Talk @Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, DE

2018
# Digitale Narrationen, Roundtable @Forum Schlossplatz, Aarau, CH

2017
# The Next Conversation, Roundtable @Abtart Galerie, Stuttgart, DE
# Promises of Monsters, Artist Talk @Kunstverein Hildesheim, DE

2015
# Speculative Skin, Artist Talk @Kunstraum 53, Hildesheim, DE
# beziehungsweisen: Junge Kunst aus Leipzig, Roundtable @Kunstverein Konstanz, Constance, DE

2012
# Leipzig-Montréal: un tunnel transatlantique, Roundtable @Maison de la Culture Notre-Dame de Grâce, Montréal, CA

Prize / Scholarship / Grant / Residencies

2020
# Grant from Akademie Schloss Solitude for a Web Residency, DE
# Grant from the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen (Saxony),  Arbeitsstipendium, DE
# Grant from the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen (Saxony),  Denkzeit-Stipendium, DE
# BOZARlab Prize @NOVAXX, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, BE

2019
# Grant for the production of a catalogue from the Leipzig Ministry of Culture, DE
# Grant from the Karin Abt-Straubinger Foundation, DE

2018
# Grant Künstlergut Prösitz for a sculpture residency in Saxony, DE
# Acknowledgement for the Paradigma Blickwechsel Art Prize Leipzig, DE
# Acknowledgement for Lichtfest Leipzig 2019, Halle 14, DE

2011 - 2016
# Scholarship of the Rosa-Luxemburg Fundation, DE

2012
# DAAD-Prize for outstanding achievement, foreign art students, DE

Collection and distribution

2018
# n.b.k. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, DE
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Videos An Inverted System to Feel (your shared agenda) and swiping compressed filtered love (et enfin, permettre l’incontrôlable) distributed by Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV), Montréal, Canada