Marc Leschelier French, b. 1984
Marc Leschelier (1984) is working between the field of sculpture and architecture, he is building pavilions and architectural artefacts in experimental conditions. Marc lives, works and teaches architecture in Paris. His work explores directness in the construction process and the idea of non-functional architecture. Starting from a refutation of construction as a rational enterprise, the work reduces its domain to an elementary, instinctive and irrational approach.
Marc was invited this year to show his work at the Venice Architecture Biennale in the Italian Virtual Pavilion and at Milan's design fair in Alcova. Recently, he has inaugurated a permanent construction in the french sculpture park Piacé le Radieux. Last year, Marc participated in the Tallinn Art Biennale, opened his first solo show in Vienna at Architektur Im Magazin and exhibited at the Villa Noailles. One of his most important constructions is located in the park of Château du Feÿ (2019) in Burgundy, France.
During the year 2017-2018, Marc was a fellow at the Villa Medici in Rome. He received in 2011 the research grant from the Le Corbusier Foundation. He currently works on a book about Raimund Abraham supported by the Graham Foundation to be published by NERO editions. He is currently working on an architectural vocabulary elaborated from 3D scans of construction relics, disseminated through NFT technology and to be built virtually in metaverses or printed.
Human NatureGroup Exhibition 16 Oct - 27 Nov 2021Culture can perhaps be defined as that which does not emerge or grow by itself but needs a helping hand. Paradoxically, there is nothing that comes more natural to humans than culture. Raising a child, cultivating the land – these are more than ‘natural’ things for humans to do, they...
Art Basel, Galerie Philippe Gravier, Switzerland
Château de Vez, Galerie Philippe, France
Milan’s design fair, Alcova, Italy
Spazio Maiocchi, Demon, Italy
The SkateRoom, Belgium (with Michèle Lamy)
Cloud Seven, Belgium
Human Nature - Everyday Gallery, Belgium
Alcova Salone del Mobile, Italy
Permanent sculpture in park Piacé le Radieux, France
Venice Architecture Biennale, Italian Virtual Pavilion, Italy
Tallinn Art Biennale, Estonia Solo show “Cold Cream”, Architektur Im Magazin, Austria
Installation in park of Château du Feÿ, Feÿ Arts Festival, France
Prizes and fellowships
Villa Médicis, Italy
Graham Foundation, US
Jorn Utzon Foundation, Majorca
Research grant from the Le Corbusier Foundation, France