Swiss curator Marie DuPasquier at Mumbai Art Room curatorial lab
Swiss curator Marie DuPasquier will be in Mumbai for a curatorial lab on the invitation of the Mumbai Art Room. Marie DuPasquier is a Swiss – French independent curator and museologist. Although her work recalls photography, contemporary art, science fiction, museum- and curatorial studies, it also reflects her curiosity for a transmedia and transdisciplinary approach. She is the curator and director of Display, an art and project space in Berlin.
In the first phase Marie will be in Mumbai in February 2018 to research and work at the curatorial lab at The Mumbai Art Room. The second phase of the project will involve the presentation of an exhibition in Mumbai.
Display is run by Marie DuPasquier and was founded in 2016 together with Paul Polaris. Display was founded as a junction point between an artist and a curator. It is a transitory space, where creation, presentation, representation and questioning contemporary artistic and curatorial practice can be done simultaneously. Display embodies a (meta)physical and discursive transmission. Connection line between inside & outside, seen & unseen, a vitrine is a display. By extension, the exhibition room is a display. Vitrine is the exhibition cycle of Display.
About Marie DuPasquier
MARIE DUPASQUIER (*1984, Lausanne) is a Swiss – French independent curator and museologist, living between Zürich and Berlin. She graduated in History of Art and Museology at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and has been Associate Curator & Administrator at Maison d’Ailleurs, Museum of science-fiction, utopia and extraordinary journeys, and President of Biel/Bienne Photography Festival for several years. Although her work recalls photography, contemporary art, science-fiction, museum- and curatorial studies, it also reflects her curiosity for a transmedia and transdisciplinary approach. In her recent researches as a freelance curator, she focuses her interests on exhibition design and devices. She is the curator and director of Display, an art and project space in Berlin, co-founded with the artist Paul Polaris and created a Swiss union for curatorial practice, Capsula with the researcher Sara Petrucci. She is working for several galleries and develops new ways of collaborating on exhibitions with artists, like Lucia Kempkes (DE), Anna Meschiari (CH), Marta Djourina (BL) or the duo Anja Langer and Marie Jeschke (DE). She is currently initiating the curatorial research Contemporary Bodies, for 2018-2019, supported by Pro Helvetia – Swiss art Council.
Image: DISPLAY Armour / Keegan Luttrell / 2017