marie-eve levasseur

visual / media artist

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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.

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 to open a space 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 self-taught 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 Foundation 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).


2011-2016 /// Stipend from the Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation
2012 /// DAAD-Prize for outstanding achievement – foreign art students
2018 /// Grant Künstlergut Prösitz for a sculpture residency in Saxony
2018 /// Acknowledgement for the Paradigma Blickwechsel Art Price
2018 /// Acknowledgement for Lichtfest Leipzig 2019, Ideenwettbewerb Halle 14
2019 /// Grant for the production of a catalogue from the Leipzig Ministry of Culture
2019 /// Grant for the realization of a project from the Karin Abt-Straubinger Foundation
2020 /// Grant from the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
2020 /// BOZARlab Prize @NOVAXX, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels


2018 /// n.b.k. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin