Veyrat, Marie-France

Born in 1951, in Lyon, France she lives and works between Barcelona and the Almoster province of Tarragona. A multidisciplinary, plastic artist of an abstract style she is noted for her constant interest in investigation and experimentation. She makes incursions into different plastic languages such as sculpture, installations, land art, painting, electronic art and textile art.

President of the jury and founder of the ARCOmadrid/BEEP Electronic Art Prize (2009,) she is involved in various creative projects linked to electronic art. Two projects are particularly noteworthy. In June 2002, by petition of the City Council of Reus (Tarragona) and the IMAC Municipal Institute of Cultural Action, she produced digital art projections on the Prioral de Reus at night for 15 days in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gaudí. A catalogue, “A Fantastical Vision of the Bell Tower of Reus”, a compilation of digitalized recreations was produced.

Another project in 2008 was UrSmile ARCO08 in collaboration with BEEP @ ARCO8, Play the Magic, Epson and Intel. The project consisted of capturing the smiles of the attendees of the fair and showing them in a public web. Two public webs were developed, one for “collection of smiles” and the other “database of smiles” as well as a private web for supervision. Work in progress www.ursmile.org, Net Art, Madrid.

Currently she works on installations with sculptures made with pieces of expanded polystyrene, designed and drawn by computer, cut with water or pressure machines and glued and covered individually.

Her work in BEEP Collection: “Urbetrònica”