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Marilou Poncin
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  • Marilou Poncin

Marilou Poncin lives and works in Paris.

As a visual artist, she studied at the Beaux Arts de Lyon, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and ENSAD Paris.

Her work explores our fantasies in their encounter with new technologies. Her projects feature camgirls, avatars, love dolls, and influencers: these predominantly female figures populate the digital imagination. Each of the phantasmagorical worlds she explores reveals our individual and collective relationships with the societies in which we live, encompassing tastes, desires, lacks, and prejudices.

Manipulating video installations, photography, painting, and ceramics, her works intersect multiple formats and mediums. Through the enlargement and accumulation of images, the artist reduces the distance between her subjects and the viewers, thereby offering them a tactile experience of the images and bodies.

Exhibition view, *Incarnation 2, Perfection is a lie to play with*, Mac Lyon, Lyon, France, 2023-24. Courtesy the artist & Galerie Laurent Godin. Photo © Juliette Treillet

Exhibition view, Incarnation 2, Perfection is a lie to play with, Mac Lyon, Lyon, France, 2023-24. Courtesy the artist & Galerie Laurent Godin. Photo © Juliette Treillet

Exhibition view, *Gourmandes*, Chapelle XIV, Paris, France, 2024. Courtesy the artist & Galerie Laurent Godin. Photo © Romain Darnaud

Exhibition view, Gourmandes, Chapelle XIV, Paris, France, 2024. Courtesy the artist & Galerie Laurent Godin. Photo © Romain Darnaud

Exhibition view, *Ce qu’il reste de nous-mêmes*, Chapelle XIV, Paris, France, 2022. Courtesy the artist.

Exhibition view, Ce qu’il reste de nous-mêmes, Chapelle XIV, Paris, France, 2022. Courtesy the artist.

Welcome to my room, 2017, video, 13 minutes. Courtesy the artist & Galerie Laurent Godin.

Welcome to my room, 2017, video, 13 minutes. Courtesy the artist & Galerie Laurent Godin.

Exhibition view, *Sentimental hackers, confort mental* curated by Antoine Champenois, Paris, France, 2021. Courtesy the artist.

Exhibition view, Sentimental hackers, confort mental curated by Antoine Champenois, Paris, France, 2021. Courtesy the artist.

Launched in 2015 with the award from the Inrocks Lab (new video creation), her work was subsequently exhibited at Espace Témoin (Geneva), Frac Île-de-France, La Villette, Les Magasins Généraux, La Gaîté Lyrique, the Ricoh Art Gallery in Tokyo, and at festivals such as the Créteil International Women’s Film Festival and Videoformes in Clermont-Ferrand. In 2022, she was shortlisted for the SAM Prize for Contemporary Art and received funding from the Fondation des Artistes for her video installation project “Liquid love is full of ghosts.” She also designed a multimedia installation for the CAC Passerelle Brest, which she extended to the MAC Lyon.