Maria Landgraf is born in 1982 in Dresden (Germany) and lives in Chambéry (France).
 
She consecrates her artistic research to the development of a language around art performance, the body’s integration within the exhibition of artworks and the reinterpretation of performing arts.
Since the certificate of theatre studies in 2005 and the diploma of the Fine Art school of Lyon in 2010, she works as independent artist. Inspired by the professional experiences with international theatre companies and schools, she investigates to a greater extent the relation between spectator and artist in her performances.


PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITIONS

2020        Artistic booklet Quand la pesanteur devient légèreté, art work, digital version, triggered by an exchange with a handicapped person,
                within « Les ateliers du projet de vie » organised by Maison départementale des personnes handicapées de Savoie/ Département de la Savoie (FR).

2019        Art performance Recycler, remâcher et transformer (Recycling, chewing and transforming), art circuit within the
                exhibition Eurythmie quotidienne  by Florent Poussineau organised by Espace d’arts visuels du Cairn, Aiguebelle (FR).
2018        Art performance Casse-noisette III (Nutcracker III), personal exhibition at Espace d’arts visuels du Cairn,
                Aiguebelle (FR).
               - Art performance Je vous aime (I love you) within the Festival du Premier Roman and the art performance festival « Courts-Circuits », Chambéry (FR).

2017        Exhibition Ol_ke and performance at Zappo [Agency for communication], Berlin (D).
                - Performance Je vous aime with the exhibition of its traces within the exhibition Exposé at Musée du Bijou contemporain, curator Emmanuel Lacoste,
                Cagnes-Sur-Mer (FR).
2016        Installation and art performance J’ai écrit toute la nuit. J’ai écrit une langue bizarre (I was writing the whole night. I wrote a strange language), within
                the exhibition from May to July at Cité des arts de Chambéry (FR). A creation sponsored within PACTES.
2015        Art performance Mues émiettés (Crumbly moult) at PROGR, Berne (CH)/ La belle et le singe (The beauty and the monkey) avec Carmelo Zagari, video
                installation at Espace Larith and the Hospital of Savoy, Chambéry (FR).
                - Art performance Casse-noisette I et II (Nutcracker I and II), within the performance festival Excentricités IV, international performance meetings, at Centre
                Dramatique National Besançon / Franche-Comté, Besançon (FR) and within Courts-Circuits 2, at Cité des Arts, Chambéry (FR).
                - Art performance L’anti –corps VI (Anti-body VI), during the artistic residence organised by BaM//, Foyer des jeunes travailleurs, Chambéry (FR).
                - Art performance Réflexions sylvestres (Sylvan thoughts), within the exhibition Presque la même chose organised by Locus Metropole 6
                at the Kunsthalle of Mulhouse (FR).
2014        Installation and art performance Petits divertissements (Little entertainments) at Espace Larith, a creation sponsored within PACTES.
2013        Installation and art performance Le principe d’oignon (The onion principle) organised by BaM// at the fine art museum of Chambéry (FR).
                - Art performance L’anti –corps III (Anti-body III), within the 4th edition of the festival Là où il Pleuvine at Saulieu (FR).
                - Collective exhibition Le mouvement M (The mouvement M), subsequent to the artistic residence at The international place of poets and writers, ST.Malo (FR).
                - Art performance L’anti –corps II (Anti-body II), within the performance festival Excentricités IV, international performance meetings, at the concert hall Rodia,
                Besançon, (FR).
2012       Art performance L’anti –corps I (Anti-body I), duration1month within the collective exhibition Apostilles romanesques at Espace Larith, Chambery (FR).
2011       Installation and art performance Le principe d’oignon (The onion principle), performance: 3 times during 5 hours, within the exhibition of Noël organised
               by the Magasin, CNAC (Art centre), Grenoble (FR).
2010       Art performance Le principe d’oignon (The onion principle), at the art gallery BF15, Lyon (FR).
2009       Collective and ephemeral installation En piste within the international exhibition Circus Hein at the Alexander Calder atelier in Sachez (FR)



ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES/PUBLIC DISCUSSIONS
2016      In-situ working process for the installation and performance J’ai écrit toute la nuit. J’ai écrit une langue bizarre (I was writing the whole night. I wrote
              a strange language)
at Cité des arts de Chambéry (FR).
             - Discussion The performance as a mirror around Carmelo Zagari’s art work, participants Norbert Duffort, Carmelo Zagari and Maria Landgraf within the exhibition
              of Carmelo Zagari and the invited artists Maria Landgraf and Simon Zagari at Espace Larith and the Hospital of Savoy, Chambéry (FR).
2014      Presentation of traces from the art performances Petits divertissements (Little entertainments) and L’anti –corps (Anti-body) within the research meeting
              The conscious Body III: Spectating and Intersubjectivity at the dance centre of Pantin organised by Labodanse project with Myriam Gourfink, Pantin (FR).
2013      Residency The M movement organised by Simon Gauchet, at the International place of poets and writers in St.Malo (FR).



PUBLICATIONS
2017      Catalogue of the three first editions of Courts-circuits, 100 copies, printed by BaM// and Expression L'Atelier du  
               Visuel, Chambéry (FR).
               - Catalogue EXPOSE par Benjamin Lignel about the exhibition « Exposé » at the Musée du Bijou contemporain, Cagnes-sur-Mer (FR).

2016      Catalogue about the installation and art performance J’ai écrit toute la nuit. J’ai écrit une langue bizarre (I was writing the whole night. I wrote a
              strange language)
, 400 copies, printed by the municipal print office of Chambéry (FR).
2013      Catalogue, limited edition, about the residency and collective exhibition The M movement at the international place of poets and writers in St.Malo (FR).



SUBSIDIES
2016 and
2014      PACTES – national ministry of education (DSDEN), ministry of culture (DRAC- Rhône-Alpes), department council of Savoy (DDAC).
2016      Aid for artistic work, City of Chambéry
2014      Aid for artistic work, department council of Savoy (DDAC).
 


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
Currently, Maria Landgraf teaches performance live art at the University Savoie-Mont Blanc, department for Hypermedia and communication, bachelor’s degree.

Since 2015, Maria Landgraf teaches artistic expression at ENAAI, Education for applied arts and images, in Bourget-du-Lac.
 
Since 2009, she works regularly for the Ulrike Quade Company in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She was involved in making puppets for Yerma (in progress 2019/2020), Coco Chanel (2016/2017), The Painter (2012/2013), Radio Exit Live (2011), Dog's Love (2010/11), Q-Lab (2010), The Writer (2009). She taught in 2013, on behalf the company, foam carving during a five days’ workshop.
 
Since 2012, she conducts artistic projects around her work and life art performance as a form of expression in elementary and secondary schools in France.
 
Furthermore Maria Landgraf is cofounder and co-organiser of the art performance festival Courts-Circuits in Chambéry (FR).

 

EDUCATION
2010    Master in Fine arts (Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique), Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, section Space Design.
              Mention très bien avec félicitation.
              Diploma subject : the relation between puppet art and the universe of fine arts exhibitions.
2005    Bachelor in performing arts studies, Université Paul Valéry de Montpellier et Université Lumières Lyon 2, section Arts du spectacle.
              Mention bien.
2001    German secondary school diploma, Saint-Benno Gymnasium (secondary school) in Dresden (Germany).