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, FRANCE

EDUCATION

2013

MFA in Contemporary art and new media, University of Paris 8, FR

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

Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie d’Aubsson, Aubusson, France (solo) (upcoming)
De L’Importance du Motif, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France (solo) (upcoming)
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, FR
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, FR (solo)
Tératologie, Centre d’art de l’ile de Moulinsart, Val de Sarthe, FR (solo)
Cachet de la poste faisant foi, Fondation Hypocrène, Villa Malet-Stevens, Paris

2015

Poses & Play, Centre d’art La Brasserie, Picardie, FR
Saison Vidéo #39, Centre d’Art Contemporain, L’Esapce Croisé, FR
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, FR (solo)
Les mystères impénétrables, CAMAC, International Art Center, Marnay sur seine, FR (solo)
Révolutions, tout l’homme est là, FRAC Chanpagne-Ardenne, Reims, FR (solo)
Mehryl Levisse, Contemporary Art Center Passages, Troyes, FR (solo)
Mehryl Levisse, French Institute of Fès, Morocco (solo)
Les iconoclasses, Centre d’Art Contemporain, d’Yvetot, FR
Contre nature, Le Syndicat potentiel, Strasbourg, FR

2013

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

2012

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

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, MA
FRAC île de France, Paris, FR
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR

2016

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

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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

AWARDS & GRANTS

2016

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

2015

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


2014

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

2013

Finalist of KRAUT Award, Dusseldorf, Germany

2012

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

2011

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

COLLECTIONS

Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris

FRAC, Champagne-Ardenne, FR

Pièce unique, Aisne, FR

ARTIST BOOK COLLECTIONS

Tate Modern, Library, Foundation for artists books, London, England
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, France

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, UK
MACBA, Foundation for artists books, Barcelone
, SP
MAXXI – Research Center, Foundation for artists books, Rome, IT
LAM – Lille Métropole Museum of Modern Art, contemporary art and art brut, Dominique Bozo Library, FR
Mac Val Museum, Documentary Center, Foundation for artists books, Vitry-sur-Seine
, FR
CNEAI, FMRA foundation, Chatou
, FR
FRAC PACA – Livres, éditions et multiples d’artistes Foundation, FR