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Manon Le Roy is a video artist who creates experimental choreographic work in which she films human bodies immersed in water, in the form of video films and installations.

Born in France, she graduated from the University of Haute Bretagne (2005, Master's degree in Fine Arts) and the Fine Arts College of Rennes (2006, Master's degree DNSEP Art). From 2008 to 2010 she did a two-year post-graduate residency in Video & New Media at Le Fresnoy - National Studio of Contemporary Arts where she directed the videos Continuum and Eleven.

Her work has been shown at international film festivals and in contemporary art spaces, such as the IndieLisboa Film Festival (2010); Villa Méditerranée (2013) in Marseille; Bibliothèque nationale de France (2015), Palais de Tokyo (2012), Centre Pompidou (2009) and Grand Palais (2008) in Paris; Musée de la civilisation (2015) in Quebec; Pelanda museum (2015) in Rome; EYE Film Institute Netherlands (2014) in Amsterdam.

In 2011 Continuum received the first prize at the International Festival of Videodance Il Coreografo Elettronico of Naples and the Barcelona videodance prize at the IDN - Image, Dance and New Media Festival of Barcelona.

Since 2014 living and working in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


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Education
2020  .  Bachelor of Fine Art and Design in Education (BFA Ed), Breitner Academy, Amsterdam University of the Arts, NL.
2018  .  Post-graduate studies part of Master Education in Arts (BIK), Amsterdam University of the Arts, NL.
2010  .  Post-graduate Master in Video & New Media, Le Fresnoy - National Studio of Contemporary Arts, Tourcoing, F.
2006  .  Master of Arts (DNSEP) - with Honors, Fine Arts College of Rennes, F.
2005  .  Master of Fine Arts - with Honors, Haute Bretagne University of Rennes, F.


Group Exhibitions
2017  .  "La respiration des yeux dans le cadre", Concertgebouw & Cultuurcentrum Brugge / De Bond, Belgium. [Curated by Christian Rizzo]
2016  .  "Exposition #1", CCN of Montpellier, France. [Curated by Christian Rizzo]
   .  "À l’angle des possibles", La Fondation Moulay Slimane, Oujda, Marocco. [Curated by Christophe Boulanger]
2015  .  "Digital Life", La Pelanda museum, Rome, Italy. [Curated by Fondazione Romaeuropa]
   .  "Cinédanse", Musée de la civilisation, Quebec, Canada. [Curated by Sylvain Bleau]
   .  "Paysage, corps: contemplation", LUX Scène nationale, Valence, France. [Curated by Christian Rizzo]
   .  "Le Fresnoy. Mémoire de l'imagination", Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, France. [Curated by Julien Farenc]
2014  .  "L'instant de voir", Les Champs Libres, Rennes, France. [Curated by Christophe Boulanger]
   .  "Y es-tu?", French Institute, Yokohama, Japan. [Curated by Christian Rizzo]
   .  "Cinedans", EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. [Curated by Janine Dijkmeijer]
2011  .  "Digital Dance", Melkweg Theater, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. [Curated by Janine Dijkmeijer]
2010  .  "Soft Machine", Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France. [Curated by Fabrice Bousteau & Pascale Pronnier]
2009  .  "Un Archipel d'expériences", Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France. [Curated by Régis Durand]
2008  .  "Dans la Nuit, des Images", Le Grand Palais, Paris, France. [Curated by Alain Fleischer]
2005  .  "Qu'il fasse beau", Galerie Art & Essai, Rennes, France. [Curated by Christophe Viart]


Festivals & Screenings
2017  .  Villa Médicis - Académie de France à Rome, Italy.
   .  Le rêve des formes, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.
   .  MK2 Beaubourg, Paris, France.
2016  .  Ryerson University, School of Image Arts, Toronto, Canada.
   .  Phi center, Montreal, Canada.
2014  .  Parizone Festival, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France.
2013  .  Villa Méditerranée, Marseille, France.
   .  Cadance Festival, The Hague, The Netherlands.
2012  .  Nuit Blanche, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.
   .  Art Cinema OFF, "L'anatomie de la performance", Ghent, Belgium.
   .  Explore Dance Festival, Bucharest, Romania.
   .  Le CentQuatre, a selection of films produced by Le Fresnoy, Paris, France.
   .  DMJ International Videodance Festival, Saitama Arts Theater, Saitama, Japan.
   .  Independent Film Festival Les Inattendus, Lyon, France.
   .  Best of International Festival Il Coreografo Elettronico, Naples, Italy.
   .  Cinema Ca'Forscari, a selection of films produced by Le Fresnoy, Santa Marta, Italy.
2011  .  InShadow, International Festival of Video, Performance & Technologies, Lisbon, Portugal.
   .  Cinedans International Dance on Screen Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
   .  Maison Descartes - French Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
   .  Instants Vidéo Poétiques & Numériques, Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France.
   .  DansCamDanse #5, International Dance Film & New Media Festival, Ghent, Belgium.
   .  International French Film Festival of Tübingen-Stuttgart, Germany.
   .  FIVU11 - International Videodance Festival, Uruguay.
   .  "BodyTalks", Video Art & Cinedans in public space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
   .  V Mostra Internacional de Videodança de Sao Carlos, Brazil.
   .  Videodanza Ecuador Festival, Quito, Ecuador.
   .  Pool Festival, Internationale TanzFilmPlattform, Berlin, Germany.
   .  Loving Art Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel.
   .  Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design & Space, Prague, Czech Republic.
   .  Mediawave - International Music & Film Festival, Szombathely, Hungary.
   .  Anemic Festival, Prague, Czech Republic.
   .  XVIII International Festival of Videodance Il Coreografo Elettronico, Naples, Italy.
   .  Moves - International Festival of Movement on Screen, Liverpool, UK.
   .  International Dance & Electronic Media Festival of Mexico, Mexico.
   .  International Videodance Festival of Bourgogne, Conservatory of Chalon-sur-Saône, France.
   .  Le Cube, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
   .  Videoformes Festival, Video & Digital Arts, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
   .  IDN - Image, Dance & New Media Festival, Barcelona, Spain.
2010  .  "Under the Surface", La Plateforme, Paris, France.
   .  Anemic & Play Festival, Galerie Manes, Prague, Czech Republic.
   .  Exground Film Festival, Wiesbaden, Germany.
   .  Instants Video & Anemic Independent Film Festival & New Media Art of Prague, Czech Republic.
   .  Temps d'Images Festival, La Ferme du Buisson, Marne-la-Vallée, France.
   .  La Nuit Curieuse Tracks, Arte Tv channel & La Ferme du Buisson, Marne-la-Vallée, France.
   .  Nördik Impakt Festival, Church of Notre-Dame, Caen, France.
   .  Le Fresnoy program, curated by Takako Yabuk, Taipei, Taiwan.
   .  Lille Art Fair, European Contemporary Art Fair, Lille Grand Palais, Lille, France.
   .  IndieLisboa - Lisbon International Independent Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal.
   .  Videoformes Festival, Video & Digital Arts, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
   .  French Institute of Tokyo, exhibition dedicated to Le Fresnoy, Tokyo, Japan.
   .  Via Festival, Mons, Belgium.
   .  Soirée Flare, Fine Arts College of Montpellier, Montpellier, France.
   .  IFFB - International Film Festival of Breda, Breda, The Netherlands.
2009  .  International Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
   .  Centre Georges Pompidou, Arte Video Night program, Paris, France.
   .  The Winter Festival of Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
   .  E-Festival of Shanghai, Shanghai, China.
   .  Temps d'Images Festival, La Ferme du Buisson, Marne-la-Vallée, France.
   .  Espace Fnac, Paris, France.
   .  European Festival of Film Schools, Bologna, Italy.
   .  "Quand le cinéma et la vidéo prolongent la peinture", The Fine Arts Museum of Caen, France.


Teaching
    Visual Arts & Art History teacher:
2019 - now . Lycée Français Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    Internships:
2020  .  Lumion, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2018 - 2019 . Montessori Lyceum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    Workshop teacher (video & water):
2018  .  4e Montessorischool De Pinksterbloem, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
   .  De Witte Olifant, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2017  .  De Dongeschool, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Conferences & Artist Talks
2015  .  "Artist introduction and Q&A", Musée de la civilisation, Quebec, Canada. [This conference centers on new practices linking dance and cinema. Presenting Portrait]
2011  .  "Artist introduction and Q&A", French Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. [Presenting Continuum and Eleven]


TV & Media
2013  .  UniversCiné, VOD Platform, Belgium.
2011  .  DVD: "Le Monde falsifié", selection of films produced by Le Fresnoy, France.
2010  .  ADAV collection, Audiovisual & Multimedia programs, France.
2009  .  ARTE Video Night, Video Art program broadcast by the Franco-German Television Station Arte. [Curated by Alain Fleischer, Dominique Goutard & Jean-Luc Monterosso]


Awards
2020  .  ZOEK! award for best graduation research, thesis: Museum Wormianum en de eerste helft van de vroegmoderne verzamelcultuur, Breitner Academy, Amsterdam University of the Arts, The Netherlands. [Jury: Lieneke Hulshof (Mister Motley magazine) and Fenny Postma]
2011  .  Barcelona videodance prize, IDN - Image, Dance & New Media Festival, Spain. [Jury: Janine Dijkmeijer, Thierry de Mey, Margaret Williams, Jordi Lara & Núria Font]
   .  First prize, International Festival of Videodance Il Coreografo Elettronico, Naples, Italy.


Print
2010  .  "Le rêve des formes", Alain Fleischer, Canal Studio, Le Fresnoy, France.
   .  "Panorama 12, Soft Machine", exhibition catalogue, Le Fresnoy, France.
2009  .  "Panorama 11, Voyage dans l'inconnu", Franck Leloir, L'Affiche, France.
   .  "Panorama 11, Un Archipel d'expériences", exhibition catalogue, Le Fresnoy, France.
2008  .  "De l'eau à la vidéo", Mathieu Thuillier, Nord Eclair, France.
2005  .  "Qu'il fasse beau", exhibition catalogue, A&E, France.