Internation Art Galleries
2005 to Present
Marie-Lou Desmeules, like a modern-day alchemist, harnesses the power of artistic transformation. Just as Cindy Sherman masterfully crafted her self-portraits, Desmeules takes the concept to new heights through the lens of Lou Rie. Working on others, she molds and sculpts living embodiments of her artistic vision, creating captivating beings that blur the boundaries between art and reality.
An anthropological exploration that both portrays and distorts historical icons, famous personalities, and modern archetypes.Through a fleeting amalgamation, meticulously woven in intricate layers, the human canvas loses all semblance of recognition, vanishing into the abyss of anonymity. This extraordinary exhibition was commissioned for inclusion in the Spanish TV series 'Queer You Are'."
I AM EVERYONE ANYONE NO ONE
Presented at the esteemed Anderson Ranch Center Gallery in Colorado, this captivating installation invites visitors to explore the profound themes of duality, disguise, and the performative aspects of identity. Isham and Desmeules showcase their unique approaches to art-making, delving into the complexities of human existence.
The Trafo Art Center in Szczecin, Poland presented a captivating exploration of identity. This immersive exhibition challenged conventional notions of selfhood, inviting viewers to reflect on personal and collective identity.
WHO ARE YOU?
Unshot Film Stills, presented in Berlin, Germany, features captivating photographs by Amin Akhtar, highlighting memorable moments from elusive films. These works are created by the art collective Katz & Steve, founded by Paula Bogati and Marie-Lou Desmeules in 2006.
UNSHOT FILM STILLS
Studio9 in Istanbul, Turkey, presents an enigmatic performance within its gallery confines. This live performance, set in a black cube resembling a burka and a peep show, challenges conventions and blurs boundaries between art, the human body, and sculptures, making a lasting impression.
In the heart of Bucharest's Baraka, a mesmerizing performance, resembling a sacred ambiance, left an indelible mark. Marie-Lou Desmeules guided a young woman through a captivating transformation on a candlelit wooden stage, accompanied by Silent Strike's haunting melodies. This awe-inspiring two-hour metamorphosis, symbolizing the power of art, invited introspection and wonder, showcasing the profound impact of artistic expression. Photos by Adi Bulboacă
In 2012, Université Laval in Quebec, Canada, in partnership with the Faculty of Philosophy, hosted a unique artistic and philosophical performance by French-Canadian artist Marie-Lou Desmeules. Delve into themes of being trapped in a foreign body under scrutiny while witnessing stunning pictorial surgeries that transform the body into a perfectly grotesque being, challenging your perceptions of the world.