Marielle Plaisir is a French-Caribbean multimedia artist who combines painting, drawing and performance to present intense visual experiences. Her work examines social domination from the time of slavery until now. The common thread is a critique of prejudice, according to which political power is supposedly “a natural fact.” Through her art, Plaisir declares that power is not a “natural fact” but rather, a political one that emerges under specific conditions within specific sociocultural and historical contexts. She engages in the deconstruction of those conditions and reconstructs a world in which no one dominates or reigns; instead, everyone moves freely between reality and imagination.
Plaisir earned a Master of Applied Arts (University of Bordeaux III, France) and a graduate degree in art and scenography (Honors Advanced School of Fine Arts and Decorative Arts of Bordeaux, France.) Plaisir has exhibited in international biennials including in Sao Paulo, Dakar, Benin, Florence and Dublin. Plaisir’s recent shows include ”Acta Non Verba” at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, a solo show at Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, and “Visionary Aponte” at NYU. She recently received a prestigious South Florida Cultural Consortium award.