ISCP TalkOctober 28, 2021, 4-5pm
Artists at Work: Marie-Michelle Deschamps and Anaïs Castro on Instagram Live
For this Artists at Work discussion, Anaïs Castro, a former Canadian curator in residence at ISCP in 2021 will be in conversation with Montreal-based artist and current resident Marie-Michelle Deschamps. They will discuss Deschamps’s trajectory as an artist, her recent exhibition at Bradley Ertaskiran Gallery, and the upcoming 2022 project of Deschamps’ work curated by Castro for She BAM! in Leipzig. A Q&A with the audience will follow.
Tune into Instagram Live here on Thursday, October 28 at 4pm EDT.
Marie-Michelle Deschamps is an artist living and working in Montreal, Canada. Through sculpture, writing, drawing, sound and installations, her work focuses on language as an inhabitable space – a veritable structure and place where forms reside. Her practice is rooted within conversation, collaboration and translation, underscoring the transformative place of language within the formal dialect of architecture. Recently, Deschamps’ work has been exhibited at The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; Franz Kaka, Toronto, Canada; Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada; Parisian Laundry, Montreal; Diagonale, Montreal; the Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, Switzerland; Chapter, Cardiff, United Kingdom; the Darling Foundry, Montreal; MUDAM, Luxembourg; CCA, Glasgow, United Kingdom; Occidental Temporary, Paris, France; CNAC Le Magasin, Grenoble, France; YYZ Artist’s Outlet, Toronto; and at Collective as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival, United Kingdom. She was an artist in residence at Studio Voltaire, London, United Kingdom and Triangle France, Marseille, France and holds a MFA from the Glasgow School of Art, United Kingdom.
Anaïs Castro is a curator and writer based in Toronto and New York. She currently works as Managing Director & Curator at Arsenal Contemporary Art. Over the past years, she has curated exhibitions and projects in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, and China. She is one of the founding members of the curatorial collective The Department of Love, which presented its first project in Shanghai in December 2018 and commissioned four performances by Debora Délmar, Jade Montserrat, Alvin Tran and Steven Warwick as part of the Open Programme of Art Night London 2019. She was part of the inaugural Shanghai Curators Lab in 2018, was a Curator in Residence at the International Studios & Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, New York, in 2021; Artpace, San Antonio, in 2019; Art in General, Brooklyn, in 2019; Titanik Turku, in 2017; and a Visiting Critic at BCA, Burlington, Vermont, in 2016. She is an editorial member of Daily Lazy and publishes regularly with various art magazines.
This program is supported, in part, by Sobey Art Awards, National Gallery of Canada; Consulate General of Canada in New York; Hartfield Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Legislature; NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Teiger Foundation; Willem de Kooning Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.