Myriam Laplante

Canada 1954

Installation, Sculpture, Performance Art, Photography

Myriam Laplante
Myriam Laplante
December 10, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Myriam Laplante is an Italy-based Canadian artist who works in a wide range of media including performance, installation, video, painting, sculpture and drawings. Born in 1954 in Chittagong, a city in southeastern Bangladesh, Laplante grew up in Canada where she earned her degrees in Visual Arts and in Linguistics from the Ottawa University.

In a career that spans more than four decades she has produced numerous works imbued with an element of the fantastic that parody the world of fairy tales, carnivals, country fairs and circuses.

The Night Watch

Laplante - The Night Watch, Lilith Performance Studio, Malmo, 2013
Myriam Laplante – The Night Watch, Lilith Performance Studio, Malmo, 2013

She began creating performance art during her student years and throughout her career has created paintings, drawings, installations and photo art dealing with contemporary reality. For a several years she was focused on painting, installations and photography, but in the early 1990s she started performing again. In most of her works the artist depicts world through a cynical lens, her art draws a scathing portrait of daily reality, using a chimerical and fancied world to emphasize the point. Her work in performance is focused on the internal tension between aspiration and remembrance, power and submission, while her latest works are inspired by the absurdities of the contemporary reality and concerned with political issues.


Laplante - Marcello, 2009
Myriam Laplante – Marcello, 2009

She has participated in numerous individual and group shows in galleries and museums throughout the world including Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Roma; Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome; Musée du Québec, Québec; Galerie Page 22, Barjols, France; South London Gallery, London; Annina Nosei Gallery, New York; and Galerie Dare-Dare, Montreal, to name a few.

She is represented by Wunderkammern, contemporary art gallery that has two venues: Rome and Milan.

Only This and Nothing More

Myriam Laplante - Only This and Nothing More, Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome, 2009
Myriam Laplante – Only This and Nothing More, Il Ponte Contemporanea, 2009, installation view

Myriam Laplante lives and works in Bevagna, Italy.

All images courtesy © Myriam Laplante

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015The visit, SiderareFondazione Volume! at Forte Portuense, RomaPerformance
2015The release of uncried tearsStreet Level festival, HelsinkiPerformance
2015Gemma CosmicaNuova Galleria Morone, MilanoInstallation
2015Fragments d'un discours lumineux, with Lucia Bricco, Naked LightsTeatro Tordinona, RomePerformance
2014En cas de douteLe Lieu, QuebecInstallation/Performance
2014One Torino: Shit and DiePalazzo Cavour, TorinoGroup
2014Gemma CosmicaMadonna del Pozzo, SpoletoSolo
2014Alla fine andra tutto bene, Ha!Galleria Monty&co, RomeSolo
2013La Petite collection – splendeur et grandeurGalerie de l’UQAM, MontrealGroup
2013The Night WatchLilith Performance Studio, MalmoPerformance
2013TerapiaAsti Teatro, AstiPerformance
2013Aldo Grazzi oppure Myriam LaplanteMuseo Civico di Sant’Antonio, Cascia, PGPerformance
2013T U F F F O / C’era una volta, una volta solaTorre di Mola, Formia, LTGroup
2013Il corpo solitario, L’autoscatto nella fotografia contemporaneaPalazzo della Penna, PerugiaGroup
2013Only this and nothing more, Pop-upCentre PHI, MontrealGroup
2013The lying on the floor, abandoned to lie, with E.P.I. Zentrum Cologne and Sibylle EttengruberKünstlervereinigung MAERZ, LinzGroup
2013PerformancefestivalKunstbanken Hedmark Art Center, Hamar, NorwayPerformance
2013TerapiaViaggiatori sulla Flaminia, Palazzo Mauri, SpoletoPerformance
2012Only this and nothing moreIl Ponte Contemporanea, RomeSolo
2012Crazy VibesIl Ponte Contemporanea, RomeGroup
2012Who's paying you? Galerie Donald BrowneMontreal, GroupGroup
2012Spazi ApertiAccademia di Romania, RomeGroup
2012Altri MondiThe Office - contemporary art , RomeGroup
2012PALS Performance Art LinksFylkingen, StockholmPerformance
2012Black Market International, different venuesBelfast, N. IrelandPerformance
2011Arte dopo la Fotografia. 1850-2000Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, RomaGroup
2011Black Market White SheepParco per l’arte, Cancelli, ItalyPerformance
2011Black Market InternationalShort Theatre, MACRO Mattatoio, RomaPerformance
2011Only this and Nothing MoreShort Theatre, MACRO Mattatoio, RomaPerformance
2011TAXXIMAXXI, Romaworkshop and event
2011Summer ExhibitionIl Ponte Contemporanea, RomaGroup
2011Altre NarrazioniMuseo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, RomaGroup
2011Direzione AlteritaTeatro India, RomaGroup
2011Entro Via - La Via dell’ArteVia Margutta, RomaGroup
2011Therapy, Reloadex-officine Rosati, RomaPerformance
2011Therapy, This is Performance ArtSnafu, AberdeenPerformance
2011Black Market InternationalNational Review of Live Art, GlasgowPerformance
2011Green MachineParacarro, Carnival float and parade, Carnevale di Sant’Eraclio
2011Casa di BambolaSegni Mutanti, RomaGroup
2011Black Stars on a White SkyAnother Vacant Space, BerlinGroup
2010Dalla materia oscuraShort Theatre, Teatro India, RomaPerformance
2010Art Montreal ContemporaryExpo 2010, ShanghaiGroup
2010Femmes artistes. L’eclatement des frontières1965-2000, Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec, QuebecGroup
2010Black Market InternationalPALA, Padepokan Lemah Putih Solo, IndonesiaPerformance
2010Black Market InternationalSculpture Square, SingaporePerformance
2010Out of Dark Matter, Oberland Performance Art FestivalWerk IV, KirschauPerformance
2010Out of Dark MatterPALA, Padepokan Lemah Putih Solo, IndonesiaPerformance
2010Out of Dark MatterSculpture Square, SingaporePerformance
2010Out of Dark MatterMoebius, BostonPerformance
2010Out of Dark MatterTempleM, New YorkPerformance
2009Paradis artificielsGalerie Donald Browne, MontrealSolo
2009UpupaMuseo della Nuova Era, BariGroup
200910th Open International FestivalOPEN Realization Contemporary Art Center, BeijingPerformance
2009Il Ponte Contemporanea standThe Road to Contemporay Art, RomaGroup
2009Invito all’Opera – Achille Bonito Oliva, NeuronsIl Ponte Contemporanea, RomaGroup
2009WunderkammernMuseo Bilotti, RomaGroup
2009It’s a hard lifeSpazi Aperti, Accademia di Romania, RomaPerformance
2008Future of ImaginationSculpture Square, SingaporePerformance
2008AsiatopiaBangkok Art and Culture Center, BangkokPerformance
2008La photographie hantee par la photographie spiriteMusee regional de Rimouski, Romouski, QuebecGroup
2008Il etait une foisWunderkammern, RomeGroup
2008Il etait une foisStudio A’87, SpoletoGroup
2008Abre Tus OjosLa Noche de los Museos, Buenos AiresGroup
2008XIII Biennale Internazionale di Carrara Nothing but Sculpture Carrara, Group
2008Fata MorganaGallery Apart & Cerere Temporary Gallery, RomaVideo/Installation
2008Fotografie 1996-2006Gallery Apart, RomaSolo
2008Le Roi CrapaudLes Halles de Schaerbeek, BruxellesVideo/Performance
2008Once upon a timeCCA Ujazdowski Castle, WarsawPerformance
2008DisastersInterackje, Piotrkow Tribunalski, PolandPerformance
2008Il etait une foisIVAM, Valencia, SpainPerformance
2008Il etait une foisTeatrino della Villa Reale, MonzaPerformance
2008Il etait une foisMomentum, Bains::Connective, Bruxelles Performance
2008DisastersLaCasaVerde, FolignoPerformance
2008FontanaTeatro delle Muse, AnconaPerformance
2008Summer KissesMuseo Laboratorio, Citta Sant'Angelo, ItalyGroup
2007Anarchie resplendissanteGalerie Page 22, Barjols, FranceSolo
2007Neurons Moderna Galerja – Mala GalerjaLjubljana, SloveniaInstallation
2007Lupus in fabulaModerna Galerja – Mala Galerja, LjubljanaPerformance/Installation
2007Lupus in fabulaGalleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna – The Gallery Apart, RomePerformance/Installation
2007Le cinque anime della sculturaCentro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee, CaraglioGroup
2007Black Market InternationalNational Review of Live Art, Tramway, GlasgowGroup Performance
2007Finding light in a desperate situationBritish School at Rome, RomePerformance
2007DesastresMusee international d’art modeste, Sète, FrancePerformance
2007Sad WaltzGalerja Racka – Center for Contemporary Arts, Celje, SloveniaPerformance
2006Trace ArchiveFranklin Furnace, New YorkGroup
2006Black Market InternationalLes Halles de Shaerbeek, BruxellesGroup Performance
2006The Wolves in WinterSouth London Galery, LondonGroup Performance
2006a la guerre comme a la guerreLe Toboggan, Decines, FrancePerformance
2006a la guerre comme a la guerreAcciòn 06 MAD. Conde Duque, MadridPerformance
2006Desastres, International Performance ArtTurbine, Giswil, SwitzerlandPerformance
200614th Perofrmance Art ConferenceSaigon- Dalat, VietnamPerformance
2006Blow! – Aktuelle Positionen der Performance ArtUmformerstation Groß Ilsede, GermanyPerformance
2006DisastriZ2O Galleria, RomePerformance
2005Lupus in fabulaAnnina Nosei Gallery, New YorkPerformance/Installation
2005MoscioRialtosantambrogio, RomaGroup Performance/Installation
2005Black Market International, Bone FestivalSchlachthaus Theater, BernGroup Performance
2005Black Market InternationalTheatre de l’Usine, GenevaGroup Performance
2005Finding Light in a Desperate SituationBone Festival, Schlachthaus Theater, BernGroup
2005Self-PortraitLangaut, DresdenPerformance
2005Black Market InternationalIlseder Hütte, Ilsede, GermaniaGroup Performance
2005Black Market International - 13. Performance Art KonferenzTESLA, Podewils schen Palais, BerlinoGroup Performance
2005Hostages - Interackje Performance FestivalPiotrkow Tribunalsky, PoloniaGroup
2005Art Action MeetingGaleria Bielska BWA, Bielska Blawa, PoloniaGroup
2005HostagesPerformance Art Center, Lublin, PoloniaGroup
2004ElisirVolume! – The Gallery Apart, RomaInstallation/Performance
2004Captain FreedomFado, TorontoPerformance
2004Captain FreedomRialtosantambrogio, RomaPerformance
2004I won’t play with fireArt Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, OntarioPerformance
2004Prima visioneStudio Lipoli&Lopez, RomaGroup
2004DisegniGalleria AAM, RomaGroup
2004Linea Umbra 2Trevi Flash Art Museum, Trevi, PG Group
2003Everything is going according to plansTrace Gallery, Cardiff, Gran BretagnaInstallation/Performance
2003Le Opere e i giorniCertosa di San Lorenzo, Padula, SalernoGroup
2003Roma 2003Galleria Pack, MilanoGroup
2003Luoghi d’affezioneInternationales Kunstzentrum Ostbelgien, Eupen, BelgioGroup
2003GroupAnnina Nosei Gallery, New YorkGroup
2003Captain FreedomBone Festival, BernPerformance
2003Captain FreedomWomen's Performance Art, OsakaPerformance
2003Captain Freedom, DiasporaGallerie Clark, MontrealPerformance
2003Everything is going according to plans, DiasporaIlôt Fleurie, QuebecPerformance
2002La parodie du monde selon Myriam LaplanteGalerie de l’UQAM, MontrealSolo
2002CacciaIl Ponte Contemporanea , RomaSolo
2002HuntAnnina Nosei Gallery, New YorkSolo
20021° Biennale Merano Arte DNArtMerano, Group
2002Maman OursGalerie de l'UQAM, MontrealPerformance
2002Le mythe de la loyaute canineGalerie de l'UQAM, MontrealPerformance
2002Black Market InternationalGalerie Clark, MontrealGroup Performance
2002Captain Freedom, Performance HIDMAMU Galeria, BudapestPerformance
2002Fontaine, 13th Multimedia Art Festival Transart CommunicationNove Zamky, SlovachiaGroup
2002IngerenzeRialtoSantambrogio, RomaGroup Installation/Performance
2002FontanaRialtoSantambrogio, RomaPerformance
2001Contemporaneo TemporaneoSala Mazzoniana, RomaGroup
2001ABO – le arti della criticaPalazzina Azzurra, San Benedetto del TrontoGroup
2001Crying, 2nd Open Art PlatformPenshang, Cheng Du, CinaPerformance
2001Black Market InternationalMuseo Nazionale delle Tradizioni Popolari, RomaGroup Performance
2001Mamma Bear, Exit FestivalHelsinki, FinlandPerformance
2001Mamma Bear, Le tribù dell’arteGalleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea, RomaPerformance
2000BamboleIl Ponte Contemporanea , RomaSolo
2000Danze macabreDina Caròla arte contemporanea, NapoliSolo
2000Myriam Laplante, Italy at Arco 2000II Ponte, MadridSolo
2000Acquisitions recentesMusee du Quebec, Quebec Group
2000Fuori di quiIstituto Austriaco, RomaGroup
2000Les loisirs de Fabrice HybertGalerie Beaubourg, Vence, FranceGroup
2000Summer showAnnina Nosei Gallery, New YorkGroup
2000Il mito della lealta caninaCentro Petralata, RomaPerformance
2000Il mito della lealta caninaCastello di Genazzano, GenazzanoPerformance
1999PhotographsAnnina Nosei Gallery, NewYorkSolo
1999Espaces interieurs : Le corps, la langue, les mots, la peauPassage de Retz, ParisGroup
1999El cos, la llengua, les paraules, la pell : Artistes contemporains del QuebecSanta Mònica, BarcellonaGroup
1999Mutant Mermaid 2Performance Index, BaselGroup
1999Sad WaltzBone Festival, BernGroup
1999The Myth of Canin LoyaltyBone Festival, BernGroup
1998LimboII Ponte, RomaSolo
1998Between Body and Soul. Entre corps et âmeGalerie du Centre des arts Saydie Bronfman et Galerie d’art Leonard & Bina Ellen, Universite Concordia, MontrealGroup
1998DisidentitaPalazzo Branciforte, PalermoGroup
1998Pre-Millennium TensionFabbrica EOS, MilanoGroup
1998Art EnergiePalazzo Corsini, FirenzeGroup
1998ChildrenFuturo, RomaGroup
1998LimboIstituto Svizzero di Cultura, RomaPerformance
1998Valzer TristeArrivano dal Mare, CerviaPerformance
1997MissingII Ponte, RomaGroup
1997Profondita / SuperficieSanta Maria dello Spasimo, PalermoGroup
1997MalafemminaMarco Rossi Lecce, RomaGroup
1997Sirena mutanteMuseo Pino Pascali, Polignano, BariPerformance
1996FantasmiSala Santa Maria ad Nives, RiminiSolo
1996Mutant MermaidCluster Images, Werkleitz, GermanyPerformance
1996Sad WaltzUnder Different Skies, Oksenhallen, CopenhagenPerformance
1996Sad WaltzRitorno al Mare, Polignano, BariPerformance
1996Crying ghost Sala 1Roma, Performance
1996Crying ghostSala Santa Maria ad Nives, RiminiPerformance
1996Partito PresoGalleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, RomaGroup
1996XII QuadriennaleSala Mazzoniana, RomaGroup
1996Under Different SkiesOksenhallen, CompenhagenGroup
1996Cluster Immages, 2nd Werkleitz BienaleWerkleitz, GermanyGroup
1996Acque Chete - Crying ghost Sala 1Roma, Performance
1996White ChristmasFermenti Lattici, Torrimpietra, RomaGroup
1995Artisti per OpeningAccademia Americana, RomaGroup
1995Art sans FrontièresLarouche, QuebecGroup
1995Estenioni del CorpoGalleria Civica, PadovaGroup
1995Sad WaltzArteFiera, BolognePerformance
1995Sad WaltzBibli, RomaPerformance
1994Myriam LaplanteStudio Aperto, RomaSolo
1994Myriam LaplanteGalerie Dare-Dare, MontrealSolo
1994Parzialmente StrematiVillaggio Globale, Roma Group
1994Solstizio d’AutunnoCastello di Rivara, Tivara, RomaGroup
1994Cartografie et identitaMuseo Pigorini, RomaGroup
1994Innocente non ho fatto nienteLudovico Pratesi, FrascatiPerformance
1994The girl of milk and bloodGalerie Dare-Dare, MontrealPerformance
1993Myriam LaplanteMark Moore Gallery, Santa MonicaSolo
1993Segnali d’AllarmeStudio Aperto, RomaGroup
1993Giochi nell’Acqua – Mutant MermaidPonte dell’industria, RomaGroup
1993Beau DommageJack Shainman Gallery, New YorkGroup
1993AvvistamentiSchola dei Mureri di San Samuele, VeneziaGroup
1993TerritoriaSala 1, RomaGroup
1993Abstrategies-Abstract Painting in the ninetiesDunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, FloridaGroup
1993The girl of milk and bloodCaffe Latino, RomaPerformance
1992Myriam LaplanteGalleria Sprovieri, RomaSolo
1992Bearded WomanCaffe Picasso, RomaInstallation/Performance
1992Summer ShowJack Shainman Gallery, New YorkGroup
1992DislocazioniGalleria d’Arte Contemporanea, TermoliGroup
1991PresenzeRocca Paolina, PerugiaGroup
1991ArtaeFerrara, Roma and MilanoGroup