Art is slow attention


Periphery: Maëlle Dufour

Praktische info

Met Periphery schrijft Kunsthal Extra City zes creatieopdrachten uit voor haar nieuwe locatie in het voormalig Dominicanenklooster. Geert Goiris, Imge Özbilge, Maëlle Dufour, Mekhitar Garabedian, Meryem Bayram en kunstenaarsduo CMMC gaan de dialoog aan met de beladen architecturale ruimte en installeren een semipermanent werk in de periferie van de kerk en kapel. De komende maanden volgt videograaf Bas Blaasse voor HART magazine de kunstenaars tijdens hun werkproces. Vandaag stellen we je graag voor aan Maëlle Dufour.

Foto (c) Isabelle Arthuis

Maëlle Dufour (1994, Belgium) is a visual artist living and working in Brussels. She graduated from ENSAV - La Cambre (Brussels) in Sculpture and did a student exchange at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, in Helsinki.

Since 2014, her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions in Belgium and abroad. She was part of the Triennale Art Public (BE), Biennale de Mulhouse (FR), Artagon III (chaired by Hans Ulrich Obrist in Paris, FR), Biennale Artour (BE), Free Space for Arts (Helsinki, FI) and Sartene Cultural Centre (FR). Her work is regularly showcased in art institutions such as the BPS22 and Kanal Centre Pompidou. In 2019, she presented two solo exhibitions in Les Brasseurs and L'ISELP (BE). Maëlle Dufour was also invited as an artist in residence at RAVI (Liège), MAAC (Brussels), Alumi Startwell (Amsterdam), Shake Résidence Nomade (Tunis), Drugstore Beograd (Belgrade) and Cinema Mele (Pizzo).

Her work has been awarded prizes and grants, including the Sofam Prize of the 2019 Watch this Space Biennale, the Prix de la Commission des Arts de Wallonie 2018, the public Prize de la Jeune Sculpture de la FWB 2020, the FWB grant, The Futur for Culture grant, as well as the Hainaut Province Award 2018, thanks to which she is currently working on a publication that will be launched in early 2021 (in partnership with the publisher CFC).