Catinca Tabacaru Gallery Collective

Mehryl Levisse

Mehryl Levisse
Birds of a feather fly together, 2017
installation view

Mehryl Levisse
renatus barbatus, 2015
tapestry, weasel, pearls, leather, sequins, tassels, laces, gold thread, fringe, eyelets, gimp braid
15 × 7 × 9.5 in

Mehryl Levisse
ardea claudius, 2015
human hair, pearls, sequins, mesh, fringe, gimp braids, gold thread, button
29 × 18 × 11 in

Mehryl Levisse
sixtus pavonina, 2015
leather, nylons, kapok, sequins, pearls, human hair, gold thread, gimp braid, tassels, eyelets, gold wire
11.5 × 9.5 × 9.5 in

Mehryl Levisse
marée basse sure table d’élevage, 2015

Mehryl Levisse
faire tapisserie, 2014

Mehryl Levisse
la longue litanie les lâches, 2014

Mehryl Levisse
le lieu reposé du chevreuil, 2013

Mehryl Levisse
le monde des perversions, 2013

Mehryl Levisse
le fils de l’âne, 2012

Mehryl Levisse
épiphragme, 2011

Mehryl Levisse
la monture, 2011

Mehryl Levisse (b. 1985, Charleville-Mézières, France)
Mehryl Levisse was born in Charleville-Mézières, France and lives and works between Paris, Casablanca, and Raillicourt (Champagne-Ardenne). Working in photography, installation, and performance, his multimedia practice explores cultural boundaries, social issues and the archetypal representation of the body. His background in dance (jazz, ballet, and contemporary), along with an MFA in Contemporary Art and New Media from Université Paris 8, has allowed for Levisse’ work to become transversal, collaborating with philosophers, linguists, and scholars, as well as choreographers, dancers, and puppeteers. In 2011 he founded BALAK: an annual pop-up contemporary art space whose goal is to remedy the lack of a contemporary art program in Charleville-Mézières.

BORN 1985, CHARLEVILLE-MEZIERES, FRANCE
LIVES AND WORKS IN PARIS

EDUCATION

2013

MFA in Contemporary Art and New Media, University of Paris 8

2011-2013

Assistant Choreographer of Meryem Jazouli, Casablanca, Morocco
Assistant of Hassan Darsi, Casablanca, Morocco

2009

Degree in visual arts, Université de Lille 3, France

MUSEUM & INSTITUTIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2017

Nuit Blanche. Chareville-Mézières, Arthur Rimbaud Museum, France (solo)
Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie d’Aubsson, Aubusson, France (solo)
De L’Importance du Motif. Jules Maciet ou l’utopie du classment, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (solo)
Les rencontres Internationales Paris Berlin, La Gaité Lyrique, Paris
Lyricism and brutality, MACT, CACT Centre d’art, Bellizone, Switzerland
Tous des sang mêlés, Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
La fête de l’ours, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris

2016

Images artifices, Centre Georges Pompidou, Studio 13/16, Paris (solo)
Société secrète, FRAC île-de-France, la vitrine de l’Antenne, Paris (solo)
L’ordre n’a pas d’importance, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Hors les murs, Vitry le François, France (solo)
Tératologie, Centre d’art de l’ile de Moulinsart, Val de Sarthe, France (solo)
Cachet de la poste faisant foi, Fondation Hypocrène, Villa Malet-Stevens, Paris

2015

Poses & Play, Centre d’art La Brasserie, Picardie, France
Saison Vidéo #39, Centre d’Art Contemporain, L’Esapce Croisé, France
The selfie Show, Museum of New Art, Detroit, USA
E.X.T.R.A.C.T.I.O.N.S, Musée de l’Ardoise, FR; Curator: Pop-up space BALAK #4
Queer Week, Sciences Po, Paris

2014

La présence fatomatique de la marquise de Maillé, Château de la Motte Tilly, France (solo)
Les mystères impénétrables, CAMAC, International Art Center, Marnay sur seine, France (solo)
Révolutions, tout l’homme est là, FRAC Chanpagne-Ardenne, Reims, France (solo)
Mehryl Levisse, Contemporary Art Center Passages, Troyes, France (solo)
Mehryl Levisse, French Institute of Fès, Morocco (solo)
Les iconoclasses, Centre d’Art Contemporain, d’Yvetot, France
Contre nature, Le Syndicat potentiel, Strasbourg, France

2013

La Nuit des musées, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France

2012

Trans.formation.identitae, Centre d’art La Kunsthaus sans titre, Potsdam, Germany
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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Birds of a feather fly together, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Jeune création #66, Photographic screenings, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Pantin, FR

2015

Structures and Layers, Residency Unlimited Art Center, New York; Curator: Zelijka Himbele
Images contre nature #15 Festival internationale de vidéo expérimentale, Marseille, FR
Retour de projection, La Jetèe, Cinéma Les Variétées, Marseille, FR
Cocteau contemporain, Galerie Coullaud & Koulinsky, Paris; Curator: Dominique Païni

2014

White screen, Jeune création #65, On-line
Festival photographique Internationale de Cabo Verde, Spain
Photo d’hôtel photo d’auteur, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris
Les Nuits photographiques de Pierrevert #8, Pierrevert, FR
Appel d’air, Exposition en parking, Arras, FR; Curator: Vanessa Vancutsem
la nuit de L’instant #5, Mareille, France

2013

Dusseldorf photo weekend, Dusseldorf, Germany

RESIDENCIES

2017

French Institute, Casablanca
FRAC île de France, Paris
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

2016

Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
FRAC Ile de France, Paris
Centre d’art de l’Ile de Moulinsart, Val de Sarthe, France

2015

Residency Unlimited, New York
CAMAC Art Centre, Marnay sur seine, France

2014

Photo d’hôtel photo d’auteur, Paris
CAMAC Art Centre, Marnay sur seine, Frace
Galerie Duchamp, Centre d’art d’Yvetot, France
French Institute of Fès, Morocco

2013

FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, France
Centre d’art contemporain, Troyes, France

AWARDS & GRANTS

2016

Bourse pour la production, DRAC Alsace Champagne-Ardenne Lorraine, France
French Institute residency program, Casablanca, Morocco (Winner)

2015

Bourse pour la production, Région Grand Est: Champagne-Ardenne, France
Aide aux outils de promotion, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Lauréat de la bourse d’aide à l’aménagement d’atelier, DRAC Champagne-Ardenne, France

2014

Travel Grant, Champagne-Ardenne, France
French Institute residency program, Fès, Morocco (Winner)
Nominee for Jeune Création Award #65, Paris
Nominee for PHPA Award, Paris
Nominee for La Nuit de l’Instant Award, Marseille, France
Nominee for Les Nuits photographiques de Pierrevert Award, France

2013

Finalist of KRAUT Award, Dusseldorf, Germany

2012

Creation-support grant, ORCCA, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Winner of Art school CANSON Award, 2ème prix photographie, Paris
Finalist of Paris Jeune Talent Award, Visual arts category, Mairie de Paris

2011

Winner of Die Streberpramie Award, ARTE Creative, Strasbourg, France

COLLECTIONS

Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris

FRAC, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Pièce unique, Aisne, France

ARTIST BOOK COLLECTIONS

Tate Modern, Library, Foundation for artists books, London
Museum of Modern Art Library, Foundation for artists books, New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J.Watson Library, Foundation for artists books, New York
Centre Pompidou, Bibliothèque Kandinsky, Foundation for artists books, Paris
New York Public Library, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach, founds, publishing and photography, New York
International Center of Photography, Library, Foundation for artists books, New York

Center for Book Arts, New York

Prelinger Library, Foundation for artists books, San Francisco
, CA
British Library, Foundation for artists books, London
MACBA, Foundation for artists books, Barcelona
, Spain
MAXXI – Research Center, Foundation for artists books, Rome, Itay
LAM – Lille Métropole Museum of Modern Art, contemporary art and art brut, Dominique Bozo Library, France
Mac Val Museum, Documentary Center, Foundation for artists books, Vitry-sur-Seine
, France
CNEAI, FMRA foundation, Chatou
, France
FRAC PACA – Livres, éditions et multiples d’artistes Foundation, France