Ideas into Practice: Artists Presentations

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The sprawling ideas, anxieties, and possibilities addressed over day one find their way into artistic practice. Two leading artists carry us into the wild world of art-making in a digital world. Join our guest artists in an exploration of how these expansive themes find unique platforms in digital creation. Followed by questions from the audience.


Rachel Yezbick

Rachel Yezbick is a visual artist who uses her anthropological training to inform the social issues she tackles as a maker. Her curiosity about group identity under late-capitalism has taken her around the globe, researching local histories through the aspirational behaviours of the participants in her films and performances.

Rachel creates work in a variety of mediums that have garnered support from audiences and curators internationally. She is a published author and recent recipient of an Australia Council for the Arts grant. Most recently, she was commissioned to create a new performance work through Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne. She has worked as a public programmer for New Frontier and Sundance Institute, moderated panels with esteemed pioneers in art and technology such as Scott Snibbe and Suzanne Anker, and taught at numerous colleges and universities.

Rachel has had solo exhibitions in Glasgow, Los Angeles, and Stuttgart as well as group exhibitions around the world, most notably at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Glasgow International, REDCAT, the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Gertrude Contemporary, and Liquid Architecture.

Maxime Marion

Maxime Marion is one half of the artist duo, Émilie Brout and Maxime Marion. They live and work in Paris. After studying at ENSA Nancy and ESA in Aix-en-Provence, they joined for two years the EnsadLab research laboratory of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, where their collaboration began. 

Their work was awarded by the François Schneider Foundation Prize (2011), the Arte Laguna Digital Art Prize (2014) and the Sciences Po Public Prize for Contemporary Art (2019), and is part of the FRAC Aquitaine and Poitou-Charentes collections. It has been exhibited in France and abroad: MAC VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine; Cité de la Céramique, Sèvres; IAC Villeurbanne; FRAC Haute-Normandie, Rouen; Base sous-marine de Bordeaux; 5th Moscow Biennale for Young Art; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka; Carroll / Fletcher, London; The Loft / Servais Family Collection, Brussels; Frederic de Goldschmidt Collection, Brussels; OCAT Shenzhen; Daegu Art Museum; Kunstraum LLC, New York, and Redline Contemporary Art Center, Denver.

They recently benefited from solo exhibitions at La Chaufferie, Strasbourg (2019), 22.48 m² gallery, Paris (2019), Villa du Parc, Annemasse (2018), Pori Art Museum, Pori (2018), and Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles (2017).