Marie Sester

Born in 1955 - United States


Marie Sester is a French-American artist working primarily with digital technologies to create works on various supports and in a variety of formats.

Born in France, Marie Sester began his career as an architect, after having obtained a masters degree in the School of Architecture of Strasbourg (France). His interest in the design of physical structures is quickly turned to the study of ideological structures, and of the way in which the culture, politics and technology affect our perception of space, our emotions and our behavior. After many voyages, she moved to the United States in 2000.

Marie Sester has received a subsidy ""Creative Capital"" in 2002. In 2003 she obtained the mention of honor in interactive art of Ars Electronica thanks to its facilities and Web sites. In 2004 she appears on the list of Time Magazine of the "50 web sites the most cools". Its recent interactive installations have been exhibited at the Biennale of Seoul and Singapore (2008), and installed in the Glow Eindhoven, Netherlands (2009), SFMOMA, San Francisco (2010-2011), EMPAC, Troy, New York (2010-2011 ) and Z33, Hasselt, Belgium (2011).

The work of Marie Sester puts the emphasis on the notions of identity and awareness (the way we avoid or invite the attention, exercise or lose control of our personal spaces or public, and the way in which we navigate through contemporary society. By placing the individual almost always at its center, its work is based on the literal interactions with the public, which creates the meetings or the one wonders if one is wandering around in a sort of game or if we stumbled on something more sinister.

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Niklas Belenius Gallery, Stockholm (Suède)
Public Gallery, West Bromwich, (Angleterre)
gallery@calit2, Université de Californie, San Diego (USA)

Fargfabriken, Laboratory of the Contemporary, Stockholm (Suède)

California Institute of the Arts (USA)

ZKM, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe (Allemagne)
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena (USA)

The Kitchen, New York (USA)

Eyebeam, New York (USA)

Softopia Center, Gifu (Japon)

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland (USA)


"Architecture of Fear", House for Contemporary Art, Hasselt (Belgique)
"Uncertain Spectator", EMPAC, Troy (USA)
"Exposed Voyeurism, Surveillance and the camera since 1870", SFMOMA, San Francisco (USA)

"Resurectine", Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York (USA)

"Glow", Eindhoven (Pays-Bas)

The 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul (Corée du Sud)
"Teleport", Fargfabriken Norr, Center for Contemporary art and architecture, Ostersund (Suède)

Scope Miami art fair, presented by Brice Wolkowitz Gallery NY, Miami (USA)
The Celebrity Media Mash-up, EYEBEAM, New York (USA)
"Feedback" LABoral, Center for Art and Creative Industries, Gijon (Espagne)

"ON / OFF" Casino Luxembourg, Forum d'Art Contemporain, Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht, ZKM, Karlsruhe (Allemagne)

Villette Numérique Festival, Paris (France)

Bata Launch 03, Eyebeam, New York (USA)
Ars Electronica 2003, Interactive art, Linz (Autriche)
SIGGRAPH 2003, Emerging Technologies Exhibition, San Diego (USA)

Blind vision: video and the limits of perception, San Jose Museum of Art (USA)

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