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  1. Biography

    Nastasia Meyrat is currently one of the resident at the Swiss Institute of Rome. She received a BFA with honours from HEAD Geneva University of Art and Design, in 2013 and a Masters in 2015. Meyrat was selected in 2018 for the Kiefer Hablitzel prize, hosting by the Swiss Art Awards. She was a resident at the Davidoff Art Initiative in 2017 and the 4th Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince (Haiti) in 2015, where she developed a cultural exchange project alongside her anthropologist sister. She was selected for the New HEADS – BNP Paribas Foundation Art Awards prize in 2015, concurrent with the group exhibition GET OUT, curated by Latifa Echakhch.

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    ENG

    Nastasia Meyrat (1991, Lausanne, Switzerland) conceives her work as the creation of pieces and environments that operate like a Trojan horse. She wants the shapes to be seductive and her codes to refer to popular culture. Through the codes that she chooses she desires to give rise to discussions and exchanges.
    The materials, shapes and techniques evolve and adjust according to the subjects that she addresses. Thus, her productions may take different forms that extend from , texts, sculptures to performances. The topics that inspire her at the moment and that she explores through different techniques and approaches, are immaturity, utopia and the statuts of one being a "dissident”, which she perceive as a positive statement. 

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    FR

    Nastasia Meyrat (1991, Lausanne, Suisse), manifeste une approche interdisciplinaire, pour engager le dialogue autour de l’échange et des possibilités qu’offre l’utopie, notamment à travers l’intelligence collective. Sa pratique est conçue de façon à ce que la création de pièces et d’environnements opèrent à l’instar d’un Cheval de Troie. Les formes ainsi que les techniques évoluent et s’ajustent en fonction des sujets qu’elle convoque. Chaque pièce de sa pratique est perçue comme un manifeste qui constitue une chaîne, faite de différents moments de captation. Elle ne veut se soumettre à aucun déterminisme de la forme et du médium, ainsi, les résultats plastiques peuvent prendre différentes formes s’étendant du texte à la sculpture, aussi bien qu’à la performance. Les sujets qui l’animent et qu’elle explore à travers sa pratique sont l’immaturité, l’utopie et des problématiques liées aux binarismes. Elle s'intéresse notamment à la posture des “dissidents” à connotation positive.