Born in 1991 in Lille, France, Marie Ouazzani graduated from the National School of Art – Villa Arson. Since 2015, she works as a duo with Nicolas Carrier.
Attentive to landscape details and resources where they spend time and recreate a daily life, Marie Ouazzani & Nicolas Carrier explore the history and transformations of each context to isolate the most unexpected specific elements. They borrow, recycle and arrange them to create videos and installations that reveal the unconscious and ghosts of those areas.
From plants found there, they invent some infusions to offer the possibility of tasting their stories.
Their work proposes many resistance forms to live in the Anthropocene. It examines the concerns related to urbanization and environment that the artists – by exceeding the modernist opposition between nature and culture – consider as being part of an interacting ensemble, where pollution, ghosts, ruins and economics are mixed. Through simple and poetic actions, they attempt to rebalance the landscapes tensions.
Recently, their work was presented in France at the art centers of Villa Arson and 3 bis f, the 61th salon de Montrouge and Gaité Lyrique, in Germany at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, in Ukraine at the 5th Odessa Biennale, in Jordan at Darat al Funun, in South Korea at Gyeonggy Creation Center and at Bazaar Compatible Program and C-Platform in China.
• “La bibliothèque idéale de Marie Ouazzani & Nicolas Carrier, artistes plasticiens” by Arnaud Idelon
• “Marie Ouazzani & Nicolas Carrier, séance : infusion” by Frédéric Blancart in Point contemporain