UFO Visitor #1: Marie de Gaulejac (Triangle, Marseille)
I have a background as an artist graduated from the highschool Beaux-Arts of Lyon in 2007, then I worked in various fields of art ranging from art gallery in Brussels, to non profit between Brussels and Paris, then assistant curator of the Rennes Biennial alongside Zoë Gray in 2014 and François Pron in 2016. In 2017, I was interim director at La Loge during Anne-Claire Schmitz’s maternity leave.
What are you currently working on?
I’m a curator in charge of artists residence at Triangle Astérides, contemporary art center in Marseille, FR
How would you define your practice?
The position of residency manager is at the heart of the multiplicity of artistic practices, welcoming the greatest diversity, requiring listening, knowledge and the ability to share skills and reflexes of professional networking.
How do you see your relationship with artists?
With 10 years of experience in accompanying artists, supporting them and following their careers, I am convinced today that I want to continue my commitments to them. To keep continuing imagining projects, collaborations and dialogues.
What do you expect from the UFO visitors programme?
Meet artists, new practices and build relationships and network. Keep a link with Belgium and its artistic wealth. Also I’m very curious to discover the different ways of working ethically and richly with other collaborators.
Marie de Gaulejac is curator and head of residencies at Triangle — Astérides, a contemporary art centre in Marseille. Since 2017, she has been coordinating the research residency programme dedicated to emerging French and international artists, hosting more than 15 artists per year. She also developed a workshop programme dedicated to the production of projects in support of local artists as well as a mobility residency programme. Since 2019, she has been offering a rich and varied programme of events at the Atelier-Assemblée, an experimental meeting space open to the public where performative, collaborative and discursive practices and meetings with artists bring the art centre to life.
Marie de Gaulejac also curates group exhibitions proposed by Triangle — Astérides, such as Vos désirs sont les nôtres in 2018 and Sur pierres brûlantes in 2020 at La Friche La Belle de Mai in Marseille. In parallel to her activities at Triangle — Astérides, Marie de Gaulejac is an independent curator. Recent exhibitions include: Construire sa prétendue — Villa Arson (Nice), 2021; Ghita Skali: Narratives Machines: Episode 2 — ÉTÉ 78, Brussels, 2019; CLUB ANDALOUSE-Paris, 2017; Parisque-Le DOC (Paris), 2017; FOREVER YOUNG — Galerie Catherine Bastide (Brussels), 2014.
She has also co-curated several exhibitions including the 5th Rennes Biennial, INCORPORATED! with François Piron in 2016; Fortune III, Grey skies and sunny dispositions and Fortune I, Camping in Eden with the collective The Ister in 2014; the 16th Pernod Ricard Corporate Foundation Prize with the collective castillo/corrales in 2014.
Marie de Gaulejac has been a member of several collectives including castillo/corrales from 2013 to 2015 and The Ister from 2013 to 2015.