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).
Prize / Scholarship / Grant / Residencies
# 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
# Grant for the production of a catalogue from the Leipzig Ministry of Culture, DE
# Grant from the Karin Abt-Straubinger Foundation, DE
# 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
# DAAD-Prize for outstanding achievement, foreign art students, DE
# n.b.k. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, DE