Marie-Michelle Deschamps

Marie-Michelle Deschamps


Marie-Michelle Deschamps’ work focuses on language as an inhabitable space– a veritable structure and place where aesthetic forms reside. Her practice is rooted within conversation, collaboration, and translation, underscoring the transformative place of language within the formal dialect of architecture. Deschamps explores issues of meaning and analysis, deconstructing and reinventing language to question the relationship between words and things, and to depict language as an experience and a reservoir of aesthetics.

Marie-Michelle Deschamps is based in Montreal, Canada, and holds an MFA in visual art from the Glasgow School of Art (Glasgow, Scotland). She has presented her work in solo exhibitions at Bradley Ertaskiran (Montreal), the Darling Foundry (Montreal), Ausstellungraum Klingenthal (Basel), She BAM! (Leipzig), and Galerie de l’UQO (Gatineau), as well as in group exhibitions at Arsenal Contemporary (New York), the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (Montreal), Oakville Galleries (Oakville), Occidental Temporary (Paris), and MUDAM – The Contemporary Art Museum of Luxembourg (Luxembourg City), among others. Deschamps’ work is part of the permanent collections of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Voorlinden Museum (Wassenaar), the Lafayette Foundation (Paris), the Glasgow School of the Arts Libraries (Glasgow), the Enamel Arts Foundation (Los Angeles), and the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Montreal).

Born in Montreal, QC, 1980

Lives and works in Montreal, QC