Marie de Brugerolle

Marie de Brugerolle is art historian, curator, artist and dramatist. She is professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France. Since the exhibition” Hors Limites: l’art et la vie” at MNAM Centre Pompidou in 1994 that she co curated, she questions the status of performance since its origins (happenings, events) to its end. The exhibition Do Not Play with Dead Things, co curated with Eric Mangion in 2008 was about the remaining of action and its status today: relic, fetish or art?

Curator CNAC-Magasin de Grenoble, in 1996 she invited and conceived with Paul Mc Carthy “and Gravity“, a first tribute to Bas Jan Ader, Wolfgang Stoerchle and Guy de Cointet, keys figures of the underground performance scene of Los Angeles in the 70’s and organized and Allen Ruppersberg’s first retrospective Mariko Mori or Alex Bag’s first shows in Europe.

She has organized Guy de Cointet’s first global exhibition at the MAMCO, Geneva in 2004 (Who’s That Guy?), then in perspective with Paul Mc Carthy, Mike Kelley and Catherine Sullivan at CRAC of Sète in 2006 (Faire des choses avec des mots/Making Words With Things) where the play Tell Me was first remade, then at the Tate Modern in June 2007. The first monograph about this artist will be published in June and the “…Who Is That Guy? Portrait de l’artiste en cryptographe ” and a documentary film: « Who’s That Guy? Tell Me More…About Guy de Cointet, 2011 (première MNAM Pompidou Center, South London Gallery, Castello de Rivoli, The Getty Museum). Beside this research, she curated the John Baldessari’s first retrospective in Carré d’art Musée, Nîmes,2005 where she curated Larry Bell, in Perspective, the first large survey of the artist in Europe (Feb-May 2011).

As an artist she participated to the Repetition Island, curated by Raimundas Malauskas, at Pompidou Center in Paris (July 2010), at In the Backyards of the Kings, invited by Eirini Linadarki and Vincent Parisot, Kodra, Greece (september 2010) and Les nuits blanches in Paris, October 2010, with the work ( The Colors of the Days ).

With Dora Garcia, she co curates I was a Male Yvonne de Carlo, an exhibition about comedy and satyre as political weapons for the MUSAC, in Castilla de Léon, Spain, June 2011-january2012.

Invited by IF I CAN’T DANCE I WON’T BE PART OF YOUR REVOLUTION in Amsterdam, she realized a research about restaging Five Sisters, the last play performed by Guy de Cointet that is produced for2012 (MUSAC, MoMA, Reina Sofia Madrid , LACMA…).