Laurent Mareschal was born in Dijon, 1975. He lives and works in Paris. In his videos,
installations and performances, Laurent Mareschal uses unexpected ways.During the
displacement of symbolic contexts, a simple gesture becomes the support to a political
confrontation, a game turns into a desperate fight against time, a friendly meeting
around an ephemeral installation gives rise to historical stories. Between engagement
and subtlety, his projects draw strength from the experience of those who share them.

Anna Olszewska


Laurent Mareschal exhibits regularly in France and abroad, his work has been showcased at
Victoria & Albert Museum (London,UK), Van Abbe Museum (Eindhoven, The Netherlands),
CAPC Museum (Bordeaux, France), Grand Palais (Paris), New Manege (Moscow), Le Fresnoy (Tourcoing, France),
CEAAC (Strasbourg, Belgium), Institute for Islamic Cultures (Paris), Ashdod Art Museum (Ashdod, Israel).


2003-2005 Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing
2000-2002 DNSEP, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Selected Grants and Awards

2016 Laureate of the contest « Contemporary Talents », François Schneider Foundation,Wattwiller, France
2016 Paris regional individual scholarship for creation
2015-16 Residency at SynesthÉsie Art Center, St Denis (Paris)
2014 Paris Regional Scholarship
2012 Paris Municipal Grant
2009 Special Mention Jury Award, Environmental Film Festival, Paris
2008 Residency at Digital Art Lab, Holon, Israel
2007 Paris Municipal Grant
        Paris Regional Scholarship
2006 Residency at Les Arques, France, invitated by the MAMCO, Geneva
        IUP Prize, Vidéoformes Video Festival, Clermont- Ferrand, France
2005 « Draft for a Dream » Grant, SCAM, Paris
        1st Prize, Ingenio 400, International Video Art Competition, Madrid
2004 Paris Municipal Grant
        Terra Foundation for the Arts Residency, Giverny, France
2003 Keskar Award (Fondation de France), ENSBA, Paris

Solo Shows

2018-19 Zusamène, StadtMuseum/ZKM, Karlsruhe (Marlène Rigler, curator)
2016 Clair obscur, Synesthésie, Saint-Denis, France (Anne-Marie Morice, curator)
2013 Moving, galerie Marie Cini, Paris
2012 Exchange booth, galerie Marie Cini, Paris
2011 Impossible Translations, Ashdod Art Museum, Israel (Yona Fischer, curator)
2010 Pantonima, Hakibbutz Gallery, Tel Aviv (Yael Kainy, curator)
2009 White Noise, galerie Hagalleria, Paris
2008 Beiti, galerie Pieceunic, Geneva, Switzerland
2007 Am I what I am, Nachshon Gallery, Kibbutz Nachshon, Israel (Yael Kainy, curator)
2003 Distant relatives, Lady Roslyn Lions Gallery, Karmiel, Israel (Shlomi Schwarzberg, curator)

Selected Group Shows

2018 Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse (Christian Bernard, curator)
         Contemporary Talents, Fondation François Schneider, Wattwiller (Marie Terrieux, curator)
2017 Licht, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Hollande (Willem Jan Renders, curator)
         Portraits under surveillance (with Tami Notsani), National Museum of Art and History, Luxembourg (Paul di Felice, Pierre Stiwer, Gosia Nowara, curators)
2016 Hannah Ryggen Triennale, Trondheim, Norway (Erzen Shkololli, curator)
         Just Hanging Around, Prime Ministry,Tirana, Albania (Erzen Shkololli, curator)
         Nomadic Traces, Dar Bellarj Art Center, Marrakech, Morocco ( Uda Abifares, curator)
         Sacred Grains, Institute for Islamic cultures, Paris (Elsa Blanc et David Régnier, curators)
2015 25 years anniversary Ateliers des Arques, Les Arques, France
         Variations, Espace des Blancs Manteaux, Paris ( Dominique Moulon, curator)
         Jameel Prize 3, National Library Art gallery, Singapore (Salma Tuqan, curator)
         Réserve(s), La Grosse Bertha, Paris (Mathieu Suret & Huayra Llanque, curators)
         Jameel Prize 3, Sharjah Biennale, Islamic Art Museum, United Arab Emirates (Salma Tuqan, curator)
2014 Jameel Prize 3, New Manege, Moscou, Russia (Salma Tuqan, curator)
        Outsmart Sound and Image, Loft d’Anthelme, Lille, France (Michèle Atchadé, curator)
        Emerging Artist Award, Media One hotel, Dubai
        Jameel Prize 3, Hermitage Center for the arts, Kazan, Russia (Salma Tuqan, curator)
        Moving Territories, galerie Duchamp, Yvetot ( Séverine Duhamel, curator)
        I've lost him/her, Espace 29, Bordeaux, France (Espace 29, curator)
2013 Jameel Prize 3, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (Salma Tuqan, curator)
        Once upon a time, Van Abbe Museum, Eidhoven, The Netherlands (Christiane Berndes, Charles Esche, Diana Franssen, curator)
        Shared Singularities, Le 116, Montreuil, France (Marlène Rigler, curator)
        The LittleBlack Fish (with Anahita Bathaie and Tami Notsani), White Night, Paris
        Epitopou, Andros (Cyclades islands), Greece (Eva Bony –Tourtoglou, curator)
        Dream of an architecture, Espace de l’art concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France (Fabienne Fulchéri, curator)
        Israeli Film Festival, Variétés cinema, Marseille, France (Jeune Création, curators)
        Home # 02, Le loft d’Anthelme, Lille, France (Michèle Atchadé, curator)
2012 Variable geography, galerie Marie Cini, Paris
        Arte Video Night, Palais de Tokyo, Paris and KW, Berlin (D. Goutard and JL Monterosso, curators)
        Young Creation, Le 104, Paris (Jeune Création, curators)
        Plasticity of the language, Fondation Hippocrène, Paris, (Jeanette Zwingenberger, curator)
        Eat This!, Fondation Forde, Geneva, Switzerland (Elena Montesinos & Nicolas Wagnières, curators)
        Artorama Art Fair, Friche de la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France (Galerie Marie Cini)
        It doesn’t have to be beautiful unless it’s beautiful, Kosova Art Gallery, Pristina, Kosovo (Galit Eilat & Charles Esche, curators)
        Loop Art Fair, Catalonia hostel, Barcelona (Galerie Marie Cini)
        Drawing Now, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris (Galerie Marie Cini)
2011 Strange & Close, CAPC/Van Abbe Museum, CAPC, Bordeaux, France (Galit Eilat & Charles Esche, curators)
        Handle with Care, Contemporary art circuit in the 19th district, Paris
        Engagement in the Young French Art Scene, Tlatelolco University Cultural Center, Mexico City (Annie Aguettaz, curator)
        Reliefs, Espace Ecureuil pour l’art contemporain, Toulouse, France (Julie Rouge, Curator)
2010 Indian Summer, Espace Croisé, Roubaix, France (Mo Gourmelon, curator)
        What’s in your head, Gasp Gallery, Boston (Annie Aguettaz, curator)
        Against Nature, Contemporary art circuit in the 19th arrondissement, Paris
        One Shot!, B.P.S. 22, Charleroi, Belgium (Pierre-Olivier Rollin, curator)
        Video Flat, various venues in Dubai and Paris (Indira-Tatiana Cruz & Mamia Bretesche, curators)
2009 SxS dans R, galerie DoHyang Lee, Paris (Adrien Pasternak, curator)
        A Book about Death, The Emily Harvey Foundation, New-York (Matthew Rose, curator)
        Control, 2B gallery, Budapest (Sári Stenczer, curator)
        Neighbours, Chelouche gallery, Tel Aviv (Nira Itzhaki, curator)
        Video Salon, K.U.K gallery, Cologne, Germany (Pierre Courtin, curator)
        Over the Rainbow, galerie de l’ERBA, Nantes, France (Benoît Cousin, curator)
2008 Images in the Night, Grand Palais, Paris (Alain Fleischer, curator)
        Over the Rainbow, Le Carré d’art, Lille, (Benoît Cousin, curator)
        Zapping Unit, La Ferme du Buisson, Paris (Keren Detton & Marie Auvity, curators)
        Twisted Reality, Digital Art Lab, Holon, Israel (Irena Gordon & Yoav Raban, curators)
        _, La Générale, Paris (Aymeric Ebrard /  , curators)
        Studio, galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris (Madeleine Van Doren, curator)
2007 10 Years of the Fresnoy, Museum of Fine Arts, Lille (Madeleine Van Doren, curator)
        Art4u (Emerging Artists in Europe), Le Casino, Luxemburg
        Made in France, National Museum of Fine Arts, Riga, Estonia (Michel Nuridsany)
        Video Salon 2, 10 m2 gallery, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina (Pierre Courtin, curator)
        Connections, La Générale, Paris (Aymeric Ebrard /  , curators)
2006 A Congress of Fireflies, MAMCO off-site, Les Arques, France (Christian Bernard, curator)
        Normality, HaHeder gallery, Tel-Aviv (Adrien Pasternak, Milena Gitzin-Adiram, curators)
2005 Biennial of the Moving Image, Centre Saint-Gervais, Geneva
        Panorama 6, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing (Joëlle Pijaudier-Cabot, curator)
2004 Panorama 5, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing (Marianne Alphant, curator)
        Model Home, The Store, Paris (Marie Cosette, Julie Pellegrin, Rémi Bosquère, curators)
2003 First Sight, Passage de Retz, Paris (Michel Nuridsany, curator)
        Singles, galerie Pitch, Paris (Christian Bernard, curator)

Festivals, Screenings & Other Means of Diffusion

2011 Video Season, Espace Croisé, Roubaix (Mo Gourmelon, curator)
2010 Vidéo’ Val, Video Art Festival, Université Paris-Est, Créteil, France (Mathilde Roman & Jean-Marie Baldner, curators)
        Video Season, Espace Croisé, Roubaix, France (Mo Gourmelon, curator)
2009 Short Film Corner, Festival de Cannes, Cannes, France
        Zapping Unit, Musée du Mac Val, Vitry, France (Keren Detton & Marie Auvity, curators)
2008 Canvas and Screen, DVD Cultures France
        Loop Video Art Fair, Barcelona (Pascale Pronier, curator)
        Video Club, Musée du Mac Val, Vitry, France
        The Murmuring of Images, l’Entrepôt Cinema, Paris (Stéphane Carrayrou, curator)
2007 Ciné.mov, Synesthésie, St Denis, Institut Français de Yokohama, Japan (Anne-Marie Morice & Véronique Godé, curators)
2006 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France
        Fresnoy Video Program, La Maison Rouge, Paris (Pascale Pronier, curator)
2005 Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland


Private collections, Paris / Seine Saint-Denis Regional District collection, France / Van Abbe Museum,
Eindhoven, Netherlands / François Schneider Collection, Wattwiller, France