CHARLES PACHTER PRIZE FOR EMERGING ARTISTS
2013 Prize Recipient
Marlène Renaud-B (born 1984) is an interdisciplinary artist living in Montréal, where she pursued Master’s studies at Concordia University after receiving a B.A. in Visual Arts from Université Laval and the École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy in 2010. Her work combines performance, art intervention, installation, sculpture and video. The notions of inbetween, porosity and contamination of spaces and perceptions are of particular interest to her. The artist explores the connections between body and space, whether a studio, a gallery, a public place or a “natural” context. She never hesitates to place herself in the middle of actions that consist, literally or metaphorically, in probing a space. Sound plays an important role in several of her interventions and installations. Her studio work is rounded out by a taste for writing, in which the artist pursues reflections on various forms of chaos and détournement shared during conferences. Marlène Renaud-B. has participated in a wide range of events and festivals in Brazil, France, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, the United States, and Canada.